Pietraferrazzana, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

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.

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  • Altitude: 357 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 81 km
  • Population: ca. 130 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A14 exit Val di Sangro; by 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.

What to see

  • The ruins of the Castle
  • The 17th-century baroque Church of Santa Vittoria, with interesting altars in stucco.

Events and Festivities

  • 23 December: Feast of patron Santa Vittoria.

Where to stay

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