Elice, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo
Situated on top of a hill where the rivers Fino and Piomba join their courses, is a fine medieval centre. Il centro si sviluppa intorno al grande castello e alla chiesa-madre ad esso unita. Da notare la regolarità con cui sono tracciati i campi coltivati intorno al nucleo abitativo.
- Altitude: 259 m a.s.l
- Distance from Pescara: 34 km
- Population: ca. 1800 inhabitants
- Postal code: 65010
- Dialing Area Code: +39 085
- How to reach it: by motorway, A-14 exit Pescara Nord
- Frazioni: Castellano, Colle d'Odio, Collina, Madonna degli Angeli, Quattro Strade, Sant'Agnello.
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The territory, thanks to the fertility of the land, was inhabited already in Paleolithic times. The name of the village derives from holm-oaks, which once covered the area. During the 15th century it belonged to the town of Penne and for a long time to the Castiglione family. It was famous in the late XIX century for its ceramic workshops.
What to see
- The medieval castle, attached to the parish church, in bricks and stone.
- The church of Santa Lucia, built in the XIII century but completely renovated inside in the XIX century.
- The church of San Martino founded in 1272.
- The church of San Rocco.
- In the area of Contrada Sant'Angelo, remains of the lower Paleolithic age.
Events and Festivities
- 8-9-10 July: festival of the "Scrippelle" (kind of crepês).