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Turrivalignani, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo

Located in a splendid panoramic position, the small town preserves fine monuments and traditions.

Info

  • Altitude: 312 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Pescara: 33 km
  • Population: ca. 800 inhabitants
  • Postal code: 65020
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 085
  • Frazioni: Pescarina.
  • How to reach it: by road, s.s. 5 Tiburtina; by motorway, A25 exit Alanno-Scafa

History

Nearby there were findings of Roman times. The first mention of the village was around the year 1000, with the name of Turri, and only in 1807 the term Valignani was added, after the family from Chieti who had lordship on the place until the abolition of feudalism.

What to see

  • The church of Santi Giovanni e Vincenzo, dating from the first half of the 12th century, with a very impressive interior, characterized by irregular shapes and sizes: three naves with unequal arches, and all different pillars and columns.

Events and Festivities

  • First Sunday after Easter: Feast of St. Vincenzo
  • May: Festival of broad beans
  • Beginning of September: Emigrant's Day, with festival of "sagne e fagioli" (pasta and beans)
  • November: Thanksgiving holiday with parade in typical costumes of Abruzzo.

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