Pizzoferrato, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

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.

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  • Altitude: 1251 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 102 km
  • Population: ca. 1100 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • Frazioni: Castiglione, Collalto, Turchi, Valle del Sole
  • How to reach it: by 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.

What to see

  • The ruins of the Castle
  • The church of San Nicola
  • Nearby, the church of St. Domenico Silvio
  • Majella National Park.

Events and 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).

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