Ancient photograph contributed by L. Ninni
Schiavi d'Abruzzo, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Located below the summit of Monte Pizzuto (1290 m), above the loop of the river Trigno and the Sente stream. A picturesque flight of steps leads to the "rotonda", a green plateau offering a splendid view.
Altitude: 1172m a.s.l -- Distance from Chieti: 112 km -- Population: ca. 990 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip code: 66045 -- Phone Area Code: 0873 -- Frazioni: Badia, Cannavina, Casali, Cupello, Salce, San Martino, Taverna, Valli, Valloni -- How to reach it: motorway: A14 exit Vasto Nord or Vasto Sud - road: SS 86 from Vasto or SS 650 from Vasto
Several human settlements (pre-Roman, Roman and medieval), are recorded in the area. Mentioned for the first time with the name Schavis or Sclavi in the Libro delle Decime (=Book of Tithes) at the beginning of the 14th century, the place belonged up to the late 18th century to the Caracciolo from San Buono.
Points of Interest
- Church of St. Maurizio, with a stone facade and baroque portal and interior
- The remains of two Italic temples at Colle della Torre, one dating from the late 3rd century BC, the other from the early 1st century BC.
Events & Festivities
- August: Truffle Festival
- September 22: Feast of St. Maurizio
- September 23: Feast of St. Emidio