Campli

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Campli
Comune
Città di Campli
Campli, Italia (smaller).jpg
Campli is located in Italy
Campli
Campli
Location of Campli in Italy
Coordinates: 42°43′34.07″N 13°41′9.92″E / 42.7261306°N 13.6860889°E / 42.7261306; 13.6860889Coordinates: 42°43′34.07″N 13°41′9.92″E / 42.7261306°N 13.6860889°E / 42.7261306; 13.6860889
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Teramo (TE)
Frazioni Battaglia, Boceto, Campiglio, Campovalano, Cesenà, Cognoli, Collicelli, Fichieri, Floriano, Friscoli, Gagliano, Garrufo, Guazzano, La Traversa, Masseri, Molviano, Morge, Nocella, Paduli, Pagannoni Inferiore, Pagannoni Superiore, Paterno, Piancarani, Roiano, Sant'Onofrio, Terrabianca, Traversa, Villa Camera
Government
 • Mayor Mauro Stucchi
Area
 • Total 73 km2 (28 sq mi)
Elevation 393 m (1,289 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 7,522
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym Camplesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 64012
Dialing code 0861
Patron saint Saint Pancras
Saint day 10 May
Website Official website

Campli is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Geography[edit]

The towns of Bellante, Civitella del Tronto, Sant'Omero, Teramo, Torricella Sicura, Valle Castellana are nearby.

Side street in Campli

History[edit]

During the fourteenth century, the composer Nicolaus Ricii de Nucella Campli was born presumably in or near the town.

The town was captured by the French under François de Guise in 1557 during his failed campaign against the Spanish in the Kingdom of Naples.

Festivals and events[edit]

Every year since 1964 in the month of August, there is a celebration that goes by the name of Sagra della porchetta italica (Feast of Italian Pork). It is considered to be the first such event established in the Region of Abruzzo and one of the earliest organized in all of Italy. One highlight of this festival is a pork sandwich cookoff. The festival was founded by Fernando Aurini who was seeking to attract tourists and to disseminate information about the town which once made up a portion of the holdings of the powerful Farnese family. In celebration of this event a practical tourist guide entitled "Campli" was published each year. The Sagra della porchetta italica was an immediate success with crowds of up to 10,000 people attending in the mid 1960s.

Main sights[edit]

  • Museo Nazionale Archeologico (National Archeological Museum) - housed in the ancient 14th century Farnese palace
  • Chiesa di S. Pietro (Church of Saint Peter) - known for its walls containing Ancient Roman and High Medieval stone fragments
  • La Scala Santa (The Sacred Step) - 28 wooden steps which, if climbed on ones knees, bring absolution of sins by decree of Pope Clement IV

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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