Ari, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

This small centre lies on a hill between two streams, Turri and Valle Cupa, surrounded by orchards and vineyards.

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  • Altitude: 289 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 19 km
  • Population: ca. 1,700 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 66010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0871
  • Frazioni: Curci, Foro, Pianagrande, San Antonio, San Pietro, Santa Maria, Turrimarchi
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A14 exit Pescara Sud, then road S.S. 16 to the south and after about 10 kms road 263 to the hinterland.


The first trace of its existence is a mention of a church, San Pietro di Ari, among the possession of San Liberatore a Majella monastery. In later times it belonged to the Orsinis and subsequently to the city of Lanciano.

What to see

  • The Orsini palace
  • The church of Madonna delle Grazie, with a medieval wooden statue of the Virgin with Child.

Events and Festivities

  • May: Feast of the Ascension
  • September: "Porchetta" (roasted young pork) festival.

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