San Martino sulla Marrucina, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of Chieti, Abruzzo region Situated on a hill, the village offers a beautiful view of the Valley of the Foro river. It houses the important Masciarelli winery, and 2 Masciarelli have a star in the Walk of Fame: Garry Marshall and his sister Penny.
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San Cristinziano Altitude: 420 m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 20 km -- Population: ca. 1000 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66010 -- Phone Area Code: 0871 -- Frazioni: Colle di Paolo, Fontana, Gamberale, Magrellino, Colle Crudele, Piane Sermane, Piano Palomba -- How to reach it: motorway: A25 exit Chieti - road: SS 81 from Chieti


Founded in the Middle Ages, in the Catalogus Baronum (1150-1168) it is mentioned as Sanctum Martinum, while the ancient church of St. Cristinziano was built in 1151. In the early 15th century it was under the Furlani, and at the end of the 18th century it was a fief of the Tambelli. During the Second World War the area was severely damaged.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • The parish church of St. Cristinziano Martyr

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 18-19 March: Feast of patron St. Giuseppe