Miglianico, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Famous for its productions of wines, this small town stands out with the Church of San Pantaleone towering above the roofs of the houses, against a landscape of never-ending vineyards.
Altitude: 125 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 19 km -- Population: ca. 4900 inhabitants in 2011 -- Zip code: 66010 -- Phone Area Code: 0871 -- Frazioni: Cagialone, Cerreto, Cerreto Superiore, Cerrone, Ciummare, Collemarino, Elcine, Foreste, Montupoli, Piane San Pantaleone, Quattro Strade, Valle Sant'Angelo -- How to reach it: motorway: A14 exit Pescara Sud
There was a Roman settlement where the village now rises, in some way connected to the Aemelia gens, from whose name Miglianico is ethymologically derived. In the 10th century AD a citadel with a castle (now tranformed into a palace) existed, which later on came under the rule of various important families.
Points of Interest
- The Church of San Pantaleone, with fine XVIII-century stuccos, in honor of the Patron Saint
- The medieval castle, now restored into an imposing palace
Events & Festivities
- July: "Miglianico Tour" footrace
- 27 July: Feast of San Pantaleone, which inspired both F.P.Michetti's paintings entitled "Il Voto" (The Vow) and one of D'Annunzio's short stories
- August: Wine festival