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Miglianico, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

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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Info

  • Altitude: 125 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 19 km
  • Population: ca. 4900 inhabitants in 2011
  • Postal code: 66010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0871
  • Frazioni: Cagialone, Cerreto, Cerreto Superiore, Cerrone, Ciummare, Collemarino, Elcine, Foreste, Montupoli, Piane San Pantaleone, Quattro Strade, Valle Sant'Angelo
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A14 exit Pescara Sud.

History

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.

What to see

  • 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 and 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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