Torrebruna, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Located south-east of the Carunchina and Civitella hills, in the middle of a wooded area, the village offers a wonderful view over the valley of the Trigno river.

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  • Altitude: 845 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 115 km
  • Population: ca. 950 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66050
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0873
  • Frazioni: Guardiabruna
  • How to reach it: motorway A14 exit Vasto Nord or Vasto Sud; by road, SS 86 from Vasto.


Of medieval origin, in the Libro delle Decime (=Book of Tithes) of 1328 it is mentioned as Turribruna. It was a fief of the Caracciolo in 1451, then passed under the d'Avalos in the 18th century; in 1812 the hamlet of Guardiabruna, formerly under the Piccirilli family, was included in its jurisdiction.

What to see

  • The parish church of the Trasfigurazione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo of the 17th century, with a gilded, painted wooden organ of the 18th century by Antonio Ciavarelli.
  • The baronial palace, in the nearby village Guardiabruna.

Events and Festivities

  • Mid-August: Feast of St. Placido
  • 14-15 September: Feast of St. Vittoria at Guardiabruna
  • 4-5 October: Feast of the Patron Saint Rocco.

Where to stay

  • Hotel Danenza.

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