Celenza sul Trigno, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
The village is located in a highly panoramic position, on a rocky hill between the rivers and Old Caccavone, to the left of the river Trigno. The old village is characteristic for the charming alleys, and enjoys a remarkable view that embraces the Maiella, the Matese and hills sloping to the Adriatic.
Altitude: 646 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 111 km -- Population: ca. 980 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66050 -- Phone Area Code: 0873 -- Frazioni: Martinelle, Strette -- How to reach it: road: SS 650 da S. Salvo; motorway: A14 exit Vasto sud
The discovery of archaeological finds from the Roman period testifies to the presence of ancient settlements that continued in the Middle Ages with Germanic tribes as can be seen from the names of places as Torre la Fara and Fara. The oldest mention of the present village dates from the 14th century AD. From 1451 it belonged to the Barony of Monteferrante, and later passed under the d'Avalos, Pignatelli and Caracciolo families.
Points of Interest
- The parish church, with the 17th-century tomb of the princes d'Avalos-Pignatelli.
- Church of St. Donato, with paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries
Events & Festivities
- 7-8 August: Feast of St. Donato, with processions of women bearing gifts, religious songs and procession of the faithful to the Shrine of St. Donato. The devotees of the saint, who is the protector of epilepsy and headache sufferers, go to the shrine carrying as gifts baskets of wheat, and votive candles.
Hotels, Lodging, Restaurants
- Ristorante Trigno, ctr. Vallone Vecchio, 66050 Celenza sul Trigno (CH) - tel. (+39) 0873 958636