Palmoli, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

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.

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  • Altitude: 711 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 106 km
  • Population: ca. 980 inhabitants in 2011
  • Postal code: 66050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0873
  • Frazioni: Cannavela, Fonte la Casa, Immerse, Melania, Pezzo Grosso, Santo Ianni
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A14 exit Vasto Sud; by 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.

What to see

  • 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.
  • The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (1780), with baroque portal and interior.
  • The Civic Museum.

Events and Festivities

  • 12 August: Festival of "ventricina" and "spezzatino palmolese" (=casserole).

Where to stay

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