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Torre de' Passeri, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of Pescara, Abruzzo region Torre de Passeri square Located in the valley of the Pescara river, the town offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Every year, during the months of September and October, there are interesting exhibitions of artists from around the world and of all ages, inspired by the work of Dante Alighieri.
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Altitude: 172 m a.s.l -- Distance from Pescara: 39 km -- Population: ca. 3000 inhabitants -- Zip code: 65029 -- Phone Area Code: 085 -- How to reach it: road: s.s. 5 Tiburtina; motorway: A25 exit Torre de' Passeri

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In the vicinity artifacts have been found dating back to the late Bronze Age (11th-9th centuries BC). In the 11th century AD, when the monastery of St. Clemente a Casauria was founded, there was a group of farms called Victorrita or Bectorrita, which later came under the control of the monastery.

The current name derives from "Turris Passum" as recorded in 1279, that is "a rest place" for travellers, along the river Pescara. From the 16th century onwards, there was a remarkable growth, which continued until the beginning of the 20th century, thanks to the flourishing activities related to the production of ceramics.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with an imposing neoclassical facade and twin bell towers
  • the Mazzara Palace, at the top of the village, hosting inside the Pinacoteca Fortunato Bellozzi
  • the Castello Gizzi, better known as "Dante's House in Abruzzo", an important cultural institution in the region, established thanks to the passion and inspirational activity of Corrado Gizzi, a former professor at the Liceo Classico of Pescara, deceased in 2012.
  • the Majella National Park

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • July: Festival of "arrosticini"

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