Palmoli, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Located on top of an isolated hill, along the valley of the river Treste, Palmoli is an interesting agricultural, commercial and tourist centre, renowned for woodworking.
Altitude: 711 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 106 km -- Population: ca. 980 inhabitants in 2011 -- Zip code: 66050 -- Phone Area Code: 0873 -- Frazioni: Cannavela, Fonte la Casa, Immerse, Melania, Pezzo Grosso, Santo Ianni -- How to reach it: motorway: A14 exit Vasto Sud -- road: s.n. 650 da S. Salvo o s.n. 86 da Vasto
Mentioned for the first time in the Catalogue of the Barons (1150-1168) as Palmulam, its name may derive from palmes, meaning "vine." It was ruled by the di Sangro until 1532, when it passed under Camillo Severino.
Points of Interest
- The castle (marquis palace) of the 12th century, of which there are extant only one polygonal bastion and a low cylindrical tower
- the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine Madonna del Carmine (16th century), with baroque interiors, interesting paintings and statues
- Church of St. Maria delle Grazie (1780), with baroque portal and interior
- the Civic Museum
Events & Festivities
- 12 August: Festival of "ventricina" and "spezzatino palmolese" (=casserole)