Civitaluparella, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Nestled in the Sangro Valley, this small village is situated on a rocky ridge, surrounded by the Lupari mountains. The historical center has narrow streets and picturesque stone houses.


  • Altitude: 903 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 70 km
  • Population: ca. 350 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • How to reach it: by road: SS 81 da Chieti or SS 84 from Lanciano, then SS 652.


In the nearby Cese grotto finds from the Palaeolithic have been recovered; the present village was mentioned for the first time in documents of the 12th century. Once a fief of the Caldora, belonged later to the de Segura family.

What to see

  • The ruins of the Castello Caldora.
  • The Cese Grotto.

Events and Festivities

  • February 5: Festival of patron St. Agata
  • August 16: Feast of St. Rocco.

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