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Montelapiano, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Situated among green pastures and oakwoods, just below Montevecchio, due to ruinous landslides it is almost nearly abandoned.

Info

  • Altitude: 740 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 89 km
  • Population: ca. 80 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 66040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • How to reach it: by road, SS 652 from Castel di Sangro, or SS 84 and SS 652 from Lanciano.

History

The village rose in the 15th century, and belonged to a long line of lords. For some decades now it has been an independent municipality.

What to see

  • The parish church, with fine wooden statues of the 17th century

Events and Festivities

  • 19-20 August: Feast of Patron Saint Bonifacio.

Genealogy and Links

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