Cupello, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Situated along the Sinello river among the hills, a few km from the sea and the important Adriatic resort of Vasto, Cupello has been an important commune since the early 19th century.
Altitude: 274 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 80 km -- Population: ca. 4900 inhabitants in 2011 -- Zip code: 66051 -- Frazioni: Bufalara, Ributtini, Montalfano -- Phone Area Code: 0873 -- How to reach it: road: S.S. 86 from Vasto; motorway: A14 exit Vasto Nord
The area was inhabited in Roman times, as shown by the archeological remains of a human settlement mainly involved in sheep raising and "transhumance". The present town existed in the 15th century, and reached importance under the d'Avalos family, who greatly promoted agriculture employing groups of slavic refugees fleeing the Turkish invasion (these poor labourers were called "schiavoni").
Points of Interest
- Church of Madonna del Ponte, with a fine, peculiar facade
Events & Festivities
- 16 August The Emigrant's festival, with a typical "ndrocchie" dish (a special type of hand-made pasta)
Hotels, Lodging, Restaurants
- Hotel Eden
- Ristorante Vecchio Casale, ctr. Bufalara 16, 66051 Cupello (CH) - tel. (+39) 0873 342926
- Pensione Ristorante Il Pino, v. Marrucina 32/3666051 Cupello (CH) - tel. (+39) 0873 317917