Filetto, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

The village rises on a hill between two streams. It is famous as the native place of the parents of Mempo Giardinelli, Argentinian writer and journalist.


  • Altitude: 403 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 30 km
  • Population: ca. 1000 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0871
  • Frazioni: Casone Lenzetta, Viano
  • How to reach it: by road, SS 363 from Lanciano; by motorway, A25 exit Chieti.


Filetto rose in the 12th century, and belonged to the Guglielmi and later Gigliani family.

What to see

  • The church of Madonna della Libera, with a ceramics panel by artist Fedele Cappelletti in the facade.

Events and Festivities

  • 25 July: Feast of St. Giacomo.
  • 21 November: Feast of Madonna della Libera.

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