Pietraferrazzana, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
This small village in the valley of the Sangro river, runs along a rocky ridge dominated by the ruins of the old castle, not far from Sangro Lake.
Altitude: 357 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 81 km -- Population: ca. 130 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66040 -- Phone Area Code: 0872 -- How to reach it: motorway: A14 exit Val di Sangro - road: SS 81 from Chieti or SS 84 from Lanciano, then SS 652
Listed in the Catalogus Baronum (1150-1168) as Petram Garanzanam, in the early 14th century appeared as Petraguaranzana. It belonged to the Ricci, the Caracciolo, de Tino, Niccolò and finally to the Ariani family. It was a commune until 1923, then was part of the municipality of Colledimezzo, and again became a commune in 1963.
Points of Interest
- The ruins of the castle
- The 17th-century baroque Church of Santa Vittoria, with interesting altars in stucco
Events & Festivities
- 23 December: Feast of patron Santa Vittoria