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.


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).

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