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BISENTI, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of Teramo, Abruzzo region Situated on an island-like terrace between the right bank of the river Fino and the Fossato, it is renowned for its vineyards and "montonico" wine.
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Bisenti Altitude: 275 m a.s.l -- Distance from Teramo: 30 km -- Population: ca. 2500 inhabitants -- Zip code: -- Phone Area Code: -- How to reach it:
- bus, trains: from
- road: Km 30 A14

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Human settlements of the Iron Age (VIII century B.C.) testify the ancient origin of the centre, the Italic Vesentia, a Vestine town, and Latin Visentium, belonging to the Pinna municipium (necropolis of both periods have been found). The present village rose in the XII century and belonged to the Anjou, the Montecassino Monastery and the Acquaviva.

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  • The "Castello", with two U-shaped towers (XII century)
  • The Casa Abbaziale of the XV century, restored in the XVIII
  • Santa Maria degli Angeli, with its high belltower, of medieval origin but rebuilt in the early XVIII century by Neapolitan Francesco de Sio, with a beautiful earthenware statue of the Lady with Child probably by Gian Francesco Gagliardelli
  • Church of San Pietro e Paolo, in the nearby countryside, along the road to Arsita

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • July: Sagra dell'Emigrante, Sagra della gastronomia Bizantina
  • 2 August: Celebration in honor of Madonna degli Angeli, with a procession of women in traditional costumes bringing offers
  • First Sunday in October: Sagra Uva e Vino montonico, with a procession of allegorical cart and Wine Harvest songs.

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