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CAMPLI, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of Teramo, Abruzzo region Situated on a hill between the two valleys of rivers Fiumicino and Siccagno, Campli is a centre of great artistic and religious interest, with a fine historical centre with many fine XV-century houses, among which the unique Casa del Medico, one of the most significant monuments of the town.
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Campli Altitude: 393 m a.s.l -- Distance from Teramo: 12 km -- Population: ca. 7400 inhabitants -- Zip code: -- Phone Area Code: -- How to reach it: motorway: Km 13 from A24
- bus, trains: from Teramo
- road: From Teramo, Giulianova

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Nearby Campovalano, with a necropolis of the late Bronze Age, testify the antiquity of the human presence in the area. The name Campli first appears in documents of the IX century A.D., and in a Catalogue of the XII century is mentioned as the property of Roberto, Count of Aprutio. In 1538 the town was given by emperor Charles V to his daughter Margaret of Austria as a present for her wedding to Ottavio Farnese, and belonged to the Farnese up to the early XVIII century.

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  • Palazzo del Parlamento, a fine medieval building which is nowadays the official seat of the municipality
  • Santa Maria in Platea, XIV century, with a Romanesque belltower, three aisles and a typical wooden roof, a XVII-century canvas by local artist G.B. Boncori, a Renaissance altar with a statue by Silvestro dell'Aquila (1495) between two XVI-century paintings by Cola dell'Amatrice and, in the sacresty, a fine painting on wood with a rare picture of Mary nursing the Child Jesus
  • San Francesco (XIV sec), with another beautiful painting by Cola dell'Amatrice
  • The Museo Archeologico Nazionale, in the former Convento di San Francesco, with remains from Campovalano (VII - V century B.C.), a celebrated Etruscan necropolis
  • Chiesa di S. Pietro, near Campovalano, founded in the VIII but rebuilt in the XIII century, which contains a precious Roman sarcophagus.

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 26-31 July: Sagra Gastronomica at nearby Sant'Onofrio
  • 22 August: Sagra della Porchetta Italica
  • 1 September: Celebration of the Virgin Mary

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