Gissi, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo
This ancient medieval borough welcomes the visitor with its fine buildings, on a hill along the river Sinello, among fruit trees, vineyards and green woods.
- Altitude: 499 m a.s.l
- Distance from Chieti: 87 km
- Population: ca. 3000 inhabitants in 2010
- Postal code: 66052
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0873
- Frazioni: Peschiola, Pianospedale, Pianquerceto, Rosario, Tratturo
- How to reach it: by road, SS 86 from Vasto; by motorway, A14 exit Vasto Nord.
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Inhabited since prehistoric times, this small centre was an important and powerful citadel already in the XII century. Later on it came under the influential d'Avalos family.
What to see
- The medieval citadel, with fine buildings, balconies and alleys
- The remains of the Castle.
Events and Festivities
- 20 May: Feast of St. Bernardino from Siena
(whose body is L'Aquila, in the basilica of the same name).
Where to stay
Genealogy and Links
- Municipio, l.go La Porta, 66052 Gissi (CH) - tel. (+39) 0873 93412
- Parrocchia, In San Bernardino, v.la Chiesa 1, 66052 Gissi (CH) - tel. (+39) 0873 93479
- People researching in Gissi.