Ari, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of Chieti, Abruzzo region 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 -- Zip code: 66010 -- Phone Area Code: 0871 -- Frazioni: Curci, Foro, Pianagrande, San Antonio, San Pietro, Santa Maria, Turrimarchi -- How to reach it: 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.

arrowPoints of Interest

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

arrowEvents & Festivities

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

arrowHotels, Lodging, Restaurants

  • Ristorante ORSINI 16 v.Val di Foro - 66010 ARI (CH) - Tel: +39 0871 718350

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