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Montesilvano, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo

Montesilvano This busy centre, situated immediately north of Pescara, to which is today physically united in a huge conurbation, is divided into Montesilvano Marina and Montesilvano Colle, the former a lively, crowded seaside resort, the latter the original medieval citadel.

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Info

  • Altitude: 5 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Pescara: 8 km
  • Population: ca. 47000 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 65015 - 65016
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 085
  • How to reach it: by road, S.S.N. 16 Adriatica; by motorway, A14 exit Pescara Nord
  • Frazioni: Case di Pietro, Colonnetta, Fossonono, Mazzocco, Montesilvano Colle, Montesilvano Spiaggia, Santa Venere, Trave, Villa Canonico, Villa Carmine, Villa Verlengia, Villa Verrocchio.

History

Montesilvano The village rose on a hill a couple of miles from the Adriatic Sea in the XI century, and two centuries later belonged to Chieti. Montesilvano Marina developed later as a fishing centre and, more recently, as a lively seaside resort in summer.

What to see

  • The borough of Montesilvano Colle, with its medieval remains.
  • The church of San Michele, built on the remains of an old castle.
  • The church of Madonna della Neve, partly transformed in the 18th century, with fine 16th-century frescoes.
  • the 18th century Palazzo Delfico.

Events and Festivities

  • 1 July: Feast of St. Antonio from Padua
  • First week in August: Feast of Madonna della Neve.

Where to stay

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