Montebello sul Sangro, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

The village remains, old stone houses on a steep mountain hovering above Lake Sangro, still mark the landscape with a peculiar, age old beauty. The present settlement lies below the original site, insecure after a landslide and seriously damaged during the Second World War.

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  • Altitude: 810 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 93 km
  • Population: ca. 100 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • How to reach it: by road, SS 652 from Castel di Sangro or Lanciano.


In the 12th century this small centre was called Malanoctem; later on the name was changed to Buonanotte, until the present name took hold. Throughout the centuries it belonged to the de Anichino and Malvezzi families.

What to see

  • The remains of the medieval village.

Events and Festivities

  • 28-30 August: Feast of San Giovanni Battista.

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