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Montefino, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo

Named after the river Fino, which flows below the hill where this small centre rises, when the previous name of Montesecco was discarded.

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Info

  • Altitude: 352 m a.s.l
  • Distance from Teramo: 38 km
  • Population: ca. 1300 inhabitants
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0861
  • How to reach it: by road, S.N. 81 from Teramo or Penne.

History

The first information on this centre date back to the late Middle Ages, when it was a fortified citadel, a guarding post over the Fino river valley. Later on it belonged to the Acquavivas.

What to see

  • The remains of the medieval walls.
  • The church of St. Giacomo, with its high belltower.

Events and Festivities

  • Holy Friday: Representation of the Passion
  • 16 July: Feast of the Madonna del Carmine
  • First Sunday in September: Feast of the Madonna delle Grazie.

Genealogy and Links

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