Atessa

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Coordinates: 42°4′0″N 14°27′0″E / 42.06667°N 14.45000°E / 42.06667; 14.45000

Atessa Val Di Sangro
Comune
Comune di Atessa Val Di Sangro
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Coat of arms of Atessa Val Di Sangro
Coat of arms
Atessa Val Di Sangro is located in Italy
Atessa Val Di Sangro
Atessa Val Di Sangro
Location of Atessa Val Di Sangro in Italy
Coordinates: 42°4′N 14°27′E / 42.067°N 14.450°E / 42.067; 14.450
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Chieti (CH)
Frazioni
Government
 • Mayor Nicola Cicchitti
Area
 • Total 111 km2 (43 sq mi)
Elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
Population (1 January 2008)[1]
 • Total 10,655
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66040
Dialing code 0872
Patron saint St. Leucius of Brindisi
Saint day 11 January
Website Official website

Atessa is a town in Abruzzo, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Chieti.

History[edit]

According to some historian, Atessa's origins date to the 5th century AD.

Main sights[edit]

  • Column of St. Christopher (1657)
  • Cathedral of St. Leucius, founded in 874, but restored in 1312. It has nave and five aisles, two of which added in 1750. The brickwork façade, restored to its Gothic appearance in 1935, has a medieval rose window. The interior is in Baroque style.
  • Church of Santa Croce, founded in the 7th century but remade as a rectangular hall in the 14th century and again with a nave and two aisles in the 18th century. It has a Norman-style façade with a Gothic portal and a rose window. The interior is in Baroque style.
  • Remains of the medieval walls and gates of St. Michael (7th century) and of St. Margaret (6th or 11th century)

Industry[edit]

The Sevel Sud Italo-French consortium plant, manufacturing the Fiat Ducato and the PSA's equivalent vans, is located in Atessa's territory.[2] Also, the Japanese manufacturer Honda has a factory that produces scooters and engines.[3]

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