Rocca San Giovanni, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
A stone's throw from the Adriatic Sea, this beautiful village is situated on a rocky ridge, in a highly panoramic position.
Altitude: 155 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 49 km -- Population: ca. 2300 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66020 -- Phone Area Code: 0872 -- Frazioni: Acquarelli, Foce, Lappeto, Montegranaro, Perazza, Piane di Marche, Piane Favaro, Pocafeccia, Pontone del Signore, Puncichitti, San Giacomo, Santa Calcagna, Tagliaferri, Vallevò, Vetiche -- How to reach it: motorway: A14 exit Lanciano - road: S.S. 16 Adriatica
The first settlements go back to the early medieval period; the place was donated by the Earl of Chieti Trasmondo II to the abbey of San Giovanni in Venere, which made it into a fortified borough.
Points of Interest
- The parish church of San Matteo (13th century), which had many alterations at different periods.
- the Torrione dei Filippini (Tower of the Philippines), and around the town long stretches of the ancient walls, built by the Normans in 1061.
Events & Festivities
- Early August: Festivals of Nature, of the Emigrant, and the Accordion