Santa Maria Imbaro, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Located on a ridge to the left of the Sangro river, the village is surrounded by fertile agricultural fields. It is home to the Institute of Pharmacological Research "Mario Negri Sud".

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  • Altitude: 224 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 50 km
  • Population: ca. 1800 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • Frazioni: Colli, Fattore, Pagliarini, Perilli
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A14 wxit Lanciano; by road, SS 524 from Lanciano or Fossacesia.


The area was already inhabited in Roman times, as evidenced by several findings. In a document of 1017 there is a mention of the Church of Santa Maria in Baro, although only in 1528 a first census of the population was made, which recorded only twenty families, for the most part "schiavoni" (Slavic refugees).

What to see

  • The church of Santa Maria in Baro, of ancient origins, although completely transformed, with a remarkable 13th-century wooden sculpture of the Virgin and Child.

Events and Festivities

  • First half of August: Feast of the Patron Saint.

Where to stay

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