CANZANO, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy

Province of Teramo, Abruzzo region Canzano, highly renowned as one of the temples of traditional Abruzzo cuisine (the "tacchino alla canzanese" is a highly renowned recipe), lies on a group of hills in the Northern Vomano valley, in a strategic position which explains the great importance of this nowadays small centre.
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Canzano Altitude: 448 m a.s.l -- Distance from Teramo: 14 km -- Population: ca. 1800 inhabitants -- Zip code: -- Phone Area Code: -- How to reach it:
- bus, trains: from Teramo
- road: Kms 18 from A24


The territory was inhabited in pre-historic times, since neolythic arrows have been found in the vicinity. During the Iron Age it was a Praetutii and later a Roman settlement: there are remains of an Italic necropolis at Gerenzano and a Roman villa at Macera. In the XII century it belonged to the Normans, then in 1276 came under the power of the House of Acquaviva, and in the XVI of the Alarcon y Mendoza.

arrowPoints of Interest

  • Remains of the medieval walls with a majestic circular tower
  • Madonna dell'Alno, a 16th century church with Renaissance and Baroque paintings
  • San Salvatore, outside the walls, with a stone portal and 14th-century fresco cycles among which one showing Saint Lewis of France, the Crusaders' patron
  • Sancti Petri ad Palustrium, a small 12th-century church

arrowEvents & Festivities

  • 3 February: Celebration of patron Saint Biagio
  • 18-19-20 May: celebration of Madonna dell'Alno
  • 26 July: celebration of Sant'Anna, patron saint of women giving birth
  • First week in August: Exhibition of ancient and contemporary lacework, Sagra of the "canzanese" turkey
  • August: Exhibition of antique agricultural machines
  • August: Rendez-vous of classical and antique motorcycles

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