Pizzoferrato, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
The village lies in the valley of the Sangro, leaning against a rock on which stand the ruins of the castle and the church of St. Nicola.
Altitude: 1251 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 102 km -- Population: ca. 1100 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66040 -- Phone Area Code: 0872 -- Frazioni: Castiglione, Collalto, Turchi, Valle del Sole -- How to reach it: - road: SS 652 from Castel di Sangro or from Lanciano
The place was mentioned in the 12th century in the Catalogus Baronum as Pictum Ferratum. During the 15th century it became a fief of Raimondo Caldora and later, among others, of the d'Aquino and Monaco families.
Points of Interest
- The ruins of the castle
- Church of St. Nicola
- Nearby, the church of St. Domenico Silvio
- Majella National Park
Events & Festivities
- End of July: Lamb festival at Castiglione
- 4-5 August: feast of patron St. Domenico
- 8 to 9 September: Feast of Madonna delle Grazie (Our Lady of Grace)