Torricella Peligna, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Situated in a hilly area in the high valley of Aventino, offers a beautiful view that goes from the Maiella to the Adriatic.

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  • Altitude: 800 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 54 km
  • Population: ca. 1400 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66019
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0872
  • Frazioni: Colle del Ponte, Colle Zingaro, Fallascoso, Purgatoio, Riga Tre Confini, San Giusto
  • How to reach it: motorway A14 (Bologna-Pescara-Foggia)exit Val Di Sangro then fast lane towards Castel di Sangro, at Piane d'Archi follow towards Casoli, then Gessopalena  by road, from Naples/Rome, fast lane for Castel di Sangro, up to Rivisondoli then exit to Palena / Campo di Giove, follow towards Palena then take the road towards Montenerodomo / Torricella.


The territory has been inhabited since pre-Roman times, as testified by the finding of the tomb of a warrior (6 century B.C.), preserved in the National Archeological Museum of Chieti. In 1173, in a Papal bull, there is mention of the church of Sancti Jacobi de Turcella, while there are a number of mentions of Turricella in the Book of Decime. It belonged to the families of Orsini and Celaia.

What to see

  • The ruins of Juvanum, in the locality of the Madonna del Palazzo, a Roman city originating on a pre-existing italic settlement. The acropolis on top of the hill holds the remains of two temples and a theatre.
  • The  War Memorial 

Events and Festivities

  • 22 June: Feast of St. Antonio of Padova 
  • Late July: Festival of the Blues 
  • Summer: International competition for lyric voices "Vincenzo Bellini." 
  • August: Festival of roasted foods and pasta and agriculture
  • August: Feasts of Sts. Marziale, Domenico, and Rocco .

Where to stay

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