Dogliola, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

In the South of Abruzzo, situated in a small, picturesque valley along the Trigno river, this small group of houses stands out against the horizon with the high, typical roof of St. Rocco belltower.


  • Altitude: 445 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 99 km
  • Population: ca. 400 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0873
  • Frazioni: Fonte Marini
  • How to reach it: by road, S.S. 650 from Vasto or Isernia; by motorway, A-14 exit Vasto Sud.


The name of the village comes from a Latin word, doliola, meaning small barrel, and is first mentioned in the XII century. It belonged to the important d'Avalos and later to the Marzi family.

Events and Festivities

  • 20-21 June: Feast of Patron Saints Rocco and Luigi
  • 24 July: "Thanksgiving", festival with procession of decorated waggons and auction sale of gifts.

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