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Roio del Sangro, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Small mountain village perched on a rocky outcrop, on the slopes of the Acessola and La Rocca mountains, in the midst of thick forests, offering a splendid view of the valley of the Sangro river; in the summer it is a popular holiday destination.

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Info

  • Altitude: 870 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 95 km
  • Population: ca. 110 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.

History

Remains of pre-Roman and Roman periods show that the area was inhabited in ancient times. The name is recorded only in the 14th century AD. It belonged to Pietro Antonio Berardelli and afterwards to Giulio Caracciolo.

What to see

  • The church of Santa Maria Maggiore with Baroque interior and the tomb of the feudal lord Giulio Caracciolo.
  • The rural church of San Nicola di Bari, built in the 16th century in the Romanesque style.

Events and Festivities

  • 11-12 August: Feast of St. Filippo.

Genealogy and Links

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