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Sant'Eusanio del Sangro, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Sant'Eusanio is situated in the valley of the Sangro river, to the right of the Gogna stream, with the Maiella in the background. It was the birthplace of Cesare De Titta, among the main literary figures of Abruzzo.

Info

  • Altitude: 207 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 38 km
  • Population: ca. 2500 inhabitants in 2011
  • Postal code: 66037
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • Frazioni: Brecciaio, Candeloro, Castellata Forestieri, Castellata Tori, Castello, Cotti, Fonte Paduli, Passoterrato, Piana delle Mele, Santa Lucia, Saponelli, Villa Rosato
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A14 exit Lanciano; by road, SS 84 srom Lanciano.

History

In the vicinity there was a settlement during the Roman era, but the name was mentioned for the first time in the Catalogus Baronum with the name Sanctum Eusanium. It was under the jurisdiction of the abbey of San Giovanni in Venere and later of the Congregation of the Philippine Fathers of Rome, to pass under the state in 1793.
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What to see

  • The parish church, in neo-Gothic style, with a beautiful fresco depicting Our Lady of Constantinople
  • The Palazzo Finamore, a sober Baroque architecture
  • The Majella National Park.

Events and Festivities

  • May 26: Feast of Patron St. Filippo
  • July: Feast of Sant'Eusanio
  • August: Duck Festival.

Where to stay

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