Casalincontrada, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Located between the Pescara and Alento rivers, has a territory rich in crops, among which many olive groves. An interesting, ancient gateway leads into the the 15th century historical centre.
Altitude: 333 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 13 km -- Population: ca. 2700 inhabitants -- Zip code: 66012 -- Phone Area Code: 0871 -- Frazioni: Aceto, Adriani, Ambrosetti, Brecciarola, Colle Petrano, Coppelli, Fellonice, Fontanelle, Iconicella, Malandra Nuova, Malandra Vecchia, San Lorenzo-Croce Della Madonna, San Marco, Sciabolone, Scrocchetti -- How to reach it: road: SS 81 from Chieti; motorway: A25 exit Chieti
Its name derives from casalis (= boundary), which is first mentioned only in the 13th century AD, although the area was certainly inhabited in Roman times. Colonized by Benedictine monks, in 1419 it came under the city of Chieti, then became a fief of the Caracciolo and Del Giudice families.
Points of Interest
- The baronial palace
- Church of St. Stefano (16th century)
- Church of St. Maria della Pietà (14th century)
- Church of St. Maria delle Grazie (XV secolo)
- The "case di terra cruda" (=houses of clay)
Events & Festivities
- July: Festival of "marrocchia" (=roasted corn)