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Miglianico, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of Chieti, Abruzzo region 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.
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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

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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.

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  • 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

arrowEvents & 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

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