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The Province of Chieti

Region of Abruzzo

Population 55,262

Postal code 66100

Phone code 0871

Location: L'Aquila 89 km; Rome 200 km; Milan 585 km;

Chieti is known for the collections in it's archaeological museum, it's cathedral and Roman remains. Variations in the architectural styles (Baroque, Late Baroque, 19th century, art nouveau) present an elegant ensemble.

The cathedral dates from the 9th century. It was largely rebuilt in the 14th century. The campanile is of interest. V. Chiarini goes from the cathedral to corso Marrucino, the main street, which is flanked by churches and palazzi. The church of S. Francesco della Scarpa is Baroque but of medieval origin; the Baroque church of S. Domenico houses the Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra containing 15-16th century paintings and frescos. In v. de Lolli is the Pinacoteca Costantino Barbella, displaying works from the 14-20th century. Of particular interest are a preparatory drawing for the "Massacre of the Innocents" by Luca Giordano, a bronze self-portrait by Vincent Gemito, paintings and sculptures. The Tempietti Romani are the remains of three temples dating from the 1st century. Farther on are the remains of the Roman theatre. On the edge of town are the ruins of the Roman baths.

Within the attractive gardens of the Villa Comunale is the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, with interesting prehistoric and early historical exhibits. Note particularly findings relating to pre-Roman funerary cults in Abruzzi (funerary artifacts from the Campovalvano necropolis and from Capestrano and Alfredena) and sculptures, especially the Warrior of Capestrano.The belvedere of the Villa Comunale offers a view south to the Maiella. 1 km. away, in the direction of Pescara,

Tourist Office: v. B. Spaventa 29, phone 65231

Important Addresses of places to write for information and records
ARCHIVIO DI STATO DI CHIETI
ARCHIVIO DIOCESANO DI CHIETI
Dott. Carmine ViggianniI
via F. Ferri 27
66100 Chieti
Italia
Mons. Donato Fabito
Largo Valignani 4
66100 Chieti
Italia
Tel. 0871/ 34.40.32
Fax. 0871/ 34.89.40
Tel. 0871/ 62.252
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SEZIONE DELL'ARCHIVIO DI STATO DI LANCIANO

ARCHIVIO DIOCESANO DI LANCIANO-ORTONA

viale Cappuccini 131
66034 Lanciano
Italia
Dott. Camillo Di Campli
Via G. Finamore 32
66034 Lanciano
Italia
Tel. 0872/ 49.424 Tel. 0872/ 20.148