Ari, Abruzzo

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Ari
Comune
Comune di Ari
Ari, provincia di Chieti, panorama.JPG
Ari is located in Italy
Ari
Ari
Location of Ari in Italy
Coordinates: 42°18′N 14°16′E / 42.300°N 14.267°E / 42.300; 14.267Coordinates: 42°18′N 14°16′E / 42.300°N 14.267°E / 42.300; 14.267
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Chieti (CH)
Frazioni San Antonio, San Pietro, Santa Maria, Turrimarchi, Curci, Pianagrande
Area
 • Total 11.19 km2 (4.32 sq mi)
Elevation 289 m (948 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 1,319
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym Aresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66010
Dialing code 0871
Patron saint San Giovanni

Ari is a comune and town in the Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy.Ari is a very small town, built on a ridge between the two small rivers Valle Cupa and Turri. It is surrounded by orchards and vineyards, and is famous for its large production of wine.[1] The noble Orsini family of Lanciano (ancient Anxanum) dominated this small town. The first historical mention of the town was in reference to its church San Pietro di Ari which belonged to the monastery of San Liberatore a Majella. Some famous places in Ari include Orsini Palace and the Church of Madonna delle Grazie with its Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus, carved entirely from wood.

Festivals of Ari[edit]

May: Feast of the Ascension
August : Group hike from Ari to Roccamontepiano.
August: Festival of the Emigrants
August: Festival of San Bartolomeo
September: "Porchetta" (roasted young pork) festival
September: Sagra della Porchetta (whole roasted pork)

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