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Pennadomo, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Perched on a hill in the Sangro Valley, this picturesque village is characterized by beautiful, winding small alleys.

Info

  • Altitude: 460 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 61 km
  • Population: ca. 320 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • How to reach it: by road, SS 81 from Chieti or SS 84 from Lanciano, then SS 652.

History

The place was mentioned under various names starting from 1141: Domo in Pinna, Penna de Homine, Penne de domo, Penna de Homo. The name should derive, however, from pinna (= a rock emerging from the ground). At first it belonged to Raimondo de Anichino (15th century) and then to the Malvini Malvezzi family (10th century).

What to see

  • The medieval Church of San Nicola, restored several times, with a remarkable 18th-century organ.
  • The Fontana Vecchia.

Events and Festivities

  • 10 August: Feast of patron San Lorenzo
  • Mid-August: Sagra del cinghiale (Boar Festival).

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