Teramo Province
Teramo Province
Civitella del Tronto
Province of Teramo, Abruzzo

Teramo Province

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The province of Teramo has an area of 1,948 sq.km. and is bordered to the north by the region of Le Marche, to the west by the province of L'Aquila, to the south by the province of Chieti and to the east by the Adriatic Sea.

Teramo Province
Province of Teramo, Abruzzo
This province is almost divided into two, with the western half being mountainous, with peaks reaching almost three thousand metres and the eastern side consisting of long, flat sandy beaches and the Adriatic sea. In between the mountains and the sea there are deep, rocky valleys. Dotted around the landscape are many pretty hilltop villages, many of them with watchtowers and ancient fortifications. The province of Teramo contains southernmost glacier in Europe.

Teramo
The city of Teramo, lying midway between the high Apennine mountains and the Adriatic coast, is the capital city of the province of Teramo in the region of Abruzzo. It is a well populated city with plenty of agricultural work as well as industrial sectors based around engineering, building materials, ceramics, textiles and food. The University of Teramo offers scholarships to students worldwide and has excellent results in Law and Political Science. It has one of the most modern campuses in Italy and very modern facilities.

There is an observatory in the city 'Osservatorio Collurania' which houses an 80 cm-diameter optical telescope. The city's cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Berardo, was built in the Romanesque style in 1158 and has a 50 metre bell tower.

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Teramo from above - Photo: Lucio Dem
Other notable buildings are:
  • Church of Sant'Antonio - also Romanesque and built in 1127 it has a decorated portal and Baroque interior.
  • The Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie - a Romanesque cloister and a staggering 15th century wooden statue of the Virgin Mary.
  • Madonna delle Grazie - 14th century Bishops Palace.
  • The remains of a Roman theatre and amphitheatre.
  • Torre Bruciata - a 2nd century BC Roman tower whose name means 'Burnt Tower' which refers to the burnt marks left on it after a seige in 1156.
Atri
Atri stands on a hill a few kilometeres inland and was once enclosed by medieval walls and gates. Some small parts of the ancient walls can still be seen and three of the gates remain, Porta Macelli, Porta San Domenico and Capo d'Atri. There are also some small fragments of the original mosaic pavements remaining. The town's 13th century Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta has a 56 metre high bell tower and elegant cloisters. Internally there are frescoes by the painter Andrea de Litio from Abruzzo and a musuem is attached to the Cathedral.

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Typical street in Atri - Photo: Ra Boe
Other interesting sites in the town are:
  • Palazzo Ducale of Atri - the palace of the Duke of Acquaviva which stands on the highest point of Altri and is now used as governmental offices.
  • The remains of a Roman theatre which has some grottoes which are yet to be explored.
  • Two pretty fountains, Fonte Pila and Fonte della Strega.
  • Chiesa San Francesco - a church with a Baroque staircase.
  • Villa Comunale dei Cappuccini di Atri - close to the old town centre this is a beautiful, green public park covering an area of three hectares. There are stunning views from there across the valleys, right down to the sea.


There are four more interesting churches:
  • Chiesa San Agostino (14th century)
  • Santa Chiara (13th century)
  • Santo Spirito (12th century)
  • San Andrea Apostolo (14th century)


Civitella del Tronto
Here you can find the Fortress of Civitell which is the largest in Italy and the second largest in Europe. Perched on top of a rocky cliff it covers an area of 25,000 sq.m

Teramo Province
The Fortress - Photo: Roby Ferrari
Besides the fortress the other main sites are:
  • Santa Maria dei Lumi - a Sanctuary and Convent which was built in 1466 with a Romanesque portico and wooden statue of the Madonna.
  • Santa Maria in Montesanto - an Abbey build in the 12th century and it became the most powerful abbey in the region.
  • There are many pretty little churches but the three most interesting ones are San Francesco, San Lorenzo and Santa Maria degli Angeli.
Arsita
Located at 470 metres above sea level on the eastern side of the Gran Sasso it is an interesting village with some pretty architecture, fine scenery and compelling history. It is an excellent location for outdoor activities with good areas for trekking and a rock climbing centre with good, modern facilities.

Castelli
Castelli is a medieval village which is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park beneath Monte Camicia. It is well known for producing decorative ceramics called Maiolicas. The ceramics are still produced today in the traditional manner by local craftsmen.

As well as all the studios and shops producing and selling these ceramics they also have an art institute and a musuem dedicated to ceramics.

Coastal resorts
The province of Teramo has seven major coastal towns and seaside resorts which are know as the 'Sette Sorelle' (Seven Sisters). They are renowned for their fine, white sand and blue flag beaches.

Running from north to south they are:

Martinsicuro
Situated on the mouth of the River Tronto and has the Tower of Charles V which was constructed in 1547.

Alba Adriatica
The beach here is of such high quality that it has earned the nickname ' Spiaggia d'argento' which means 'Silver Beach'.

Tortoreto
It gained its name during the middle ages due to the large flocks of turtle doves ('tortore' in Italian) and is split into two unmistakeable sections. The old town is slightly inland and set on hill and the newer, coastal resort area, called Tortoreto Lido, runs directly along the coast.

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Statue of the Siren, Tortoreta - Photo: Peter Forster
Giulianova
As with Tortoreto, Giulianova is split into two parts, the old town up in the hills and the lido on the coast.

Roseto degli Abruzzi
More commonly know just as Roseto this coastal resort is the second largest town in the province of Teramo.

Silvi Marina
Again, as is common along the Italian coast, the old town of Belvedere of Silvi Paese is in the hills at an altitude of 250 metres and the holiday resort, Silvi Marina, stretches along the Adriatic coastline.

Pineto
This is the most southerly resort of the Seven Sisters and has beautiful sandy beaches which are shaded by pine trees, hence its name 'Pineto'. Two kilometres from the centre of the town you can find the Torre di Cerrano (Tower of Cerrano) which was built in the 16th century as lookout for invading Turks.

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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 10,794 km²
      Population: 1.3m
      Density: 122/km²
      Capital: L’ Aquila

      National Parks:
      The National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise

      The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park

Location of Abruzzo
Provinces of Abruzzo
  • Comunes of Abruzzo
    • Chieti (CH)
      • Altino
        Archi
        Ari
        Arielli
        Atessa
        Bomba
        Borrello
        Bucchianico
        Canosa Sannita
        Carpineto Sinello
        Carunchio
        Casacanditella
        Casalanguida
        Casalbordino
        Casalincontrada
        Casoli
        Castel Frentano
        Castelguidone
        Castiglione Messer Marino
        Celenza Sul Trigno
        Chieti
        Civitaluparella
        Civitella Messer Raimondo
        Colledimacine
        Colledimezzo
        Crecchio
        Cupello
        Dogliola
        Fallo
        Fara Filiorum Petri
        Fara San Martino
        Filetto
        Fossacesia
        Fraine
        Francavilla al Mare
        Fresagrandinaria
        Frisa
        Furci
        Gamberale
        Gessopalena
        Gissi
        Giuliano Teatino
        Guardiagrele
        Guilmi
        Lama dei Peligni
        Lanciano
        Lentella
        Lettopalena
        Liscia
        Miglianico
        Montazzoli
        Montebello sul Sangro
        Monteferrante
        Montelapiano
        Montenerodomo
        Monteodorisio
        Mozzagrogna
        Orsogna
        Ortona
        Paglieta
        Palena
        Palmoli
        Palombaro
        Pennadomo
        Pennapiedimonte
        Perano
        Pietraferrazzana
        Pizzoferrato
        Poggiofiorito
        Pollutri
        Pretoro
        Quadri
        Rapino
        Ripa Teatina
        Roccamontepiano
        Rocca San Giovanni
        Roccascalegna
        Roccaspinalveti
        Roio del Sangro
        Rosello
        San Buono
        San Giovanni Lipioni
        San Giovanni Teatino
        San Martino sulla Marrucina
        San Salvo
        Santa Maria Imbaro
        Sant’Eusanio del Sangro
        San Vito Chietino
        Scerni
        Schiavi d’Abruzzo
        Taranta Peligna
        Tollo
        Torino di Sangro
        Tornareccio
        Torrebruna
        Torrevecchia Teatina
        Torricella Peligna
        Treglio
        Tufillo
        Vacri
        Vasto
        Villalfonsina
        Villamagna
        Villa Santa Maria
    • L’Aquila (AQ)
      • Acciano
        Aielli
        Alfedena
        Anversa degli Abruzzi
        Aragno
        Assergi
        Ateleta
        Avezzano
        Balsorano
        Barete
        Barisciano
        Barrea
        Bisegna
        Bominaco
        Bugnara
        Cagnano Amiterno
        Calascio
        Campo di Giove
        Campotosto
        Canistro
        Cansano
        Capestrano
        Capistrello
        Capitignano
        Caporciano
        Cappadocia
        Carapelle Calvisio
        Carsoli
        Castel del Monte
        Castel di leri
        Castel di Sangro
        Castellafiume
        Castelvecchio Calvisio
        Castelvecchio Subequo
        Celano
        Cerchio
        Civita d’Antino
        Civitella Alfedena
        Civitella Roveto
        Cocullo
        Collarmele
        Collelongo
        Collepietro
        Corfinio
        Fagnano Alto
        Fontecchio
        Fossa
        Gagliano Aterno
        Gioia dei Marsi
        Goriano Sicoli
        Introdacqua
        L’Aquila
        Lecce nei Marsi
        Luco dei Marsi
        Lucoli
        Magliano de’ Marsi
        Massa d’Albe
        Molina Aterno
        Montereale
        Morino
        Navelli
        Ocre
        Ofena
        Opi
        Oricola
        Ortona dei Marsi
        Ortucchio
        Ovindoli
        Pacentro
        Paganica
        Pereto
        Pescasseroli
        Pescina
        Pescocostanzo
        Pettorano sul Gizio
        Pizzoli
        Poggio Picenze
        Prata d’Ansidonia
        Pratola Peligna
        Prezza
        Raiano
        Rivisondoli
        Roccacasale
        Rocca di Botte
        Rocca di Cambio
        Rocca Di Mezzo
        Rocca Pia
        Roccaraso
        San Benedetto dei Marsi
        San Benedetto in Perillis
        San Demetrio ne’ Vestini
        San Pio delle Camere
        Sante Marie
        Sant’Eusanio Forconese
        Santo Stefano di Sessanio
        San Vincenzo Valle Roveto
        Scanno
        Scontrone
        Scoppito
        Scurcola Marsicana
        Secinaro
        Sulmona
        Tagliacozzo
        Tione Degli Abruzzi
        Tornimparte
        Trasacco
        Villalago
        Villa Santa Lucia
        Villa Sant’Angelo
        Villavallelonga
        Villetta Barrea
        Vittorito
    • Pescara (PE)
      • Abbateggio
        Alanno
        Bolognano
        Brittoli
        Bussi sul Tirino
        Cappelle sul Tavo
        Caramanico Terme
        Carpineto della Nora
        Castiglione a Casauria
        Catignano
        Cepagatti
        Città Sant’Angelo
        Civitaquana
        Civitella Casanova
        Collecorvino
        Corvara
        Cugnoli
        Elice
        Farindola
        Lettomanoppello
        Loreto Aprutino
        Manoppello
        Montebello di Bertona
        Montesilvano
        Moscufo
        Nocciano
        Penne
        Pescara
        Pescosansonesco
        Pianella
        Picciano
        Pietranico
        Popoli
        Roccamorice
        Rosciano
        Salle
        Sant’Eufemia a Maiella
        San Valentino in
        Abruzzo Citeriore
        Scafa
        Serramonacesca
        Spoltore
        Tocco da Casauria
        Torre de’ Passeri
        Turrivalignani
        Vicoli
        Villa Celiera
    • Teramo (TE)
      • Alba Adriatica
        Ancarano
        Arsita
        Atri
        Basciano
        Bellante
        Bisenti
        Campli
        Canzano
        Castel Castagna
        Castellalto
        Castelli
        Castiglione Messer Raimondo
        Castilenti
        Cellino Attanasio
        Cermignano
        Civitella del Tronto
        Colledara
        Colonnella
        Controguerra
        Corropoli
        Cortino
        Crognaleto
        Fano Adriano
        Giulianova
        Isola del Gran Sasso d’ltalia
        Martinsicuro
        Montefino
        Montorio al Vomano
        Morro d’Oro
        Mosciano Sant’Angelo
        Nereto
        Notaresco
        Penna Sant’Andrea
        Pietracamela
        Pineto
        Rocca Santa Maria
        Roseto Degli Abruzzi
        Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata
        Sant’Omero
        Silvi Marina
        Teramo
        Torano Nuovo
        Torricella Sicura
        Tortoreto
        Tossicia
        Valle Castellana
        Villa Rosa di Martinsicuro
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Abruzzo Climate (L’ Aquila)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 15 8 4 63
Feb 15 8 4 52
Mar 17 9 5 43
Apr 19 11 6 31
May 24 15 7 17
Jun 28 18 9 9
Jul 31 22 10 6
Aug 31 22 9 9
Sep 28 19 7 29
Oct 24 16 6 53
Nov 20 12 4 63
Dec 17 10 4 59
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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