Città Sant'Angelo

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Città Sant'Angelo
Comune
Comune di Città Sant'Angelo
Città SantAngelo San Michele 2.jpg
Coat of arms of Città Sant'Angelo
Coat of arms
Città Sant'Angelo is located in Italy
Città Sant'Angelo
Città Sant'Angelo
Location of Città Sant'Angelo in Italy
Coordinates: 42°31′N 14°3′E / 42.517°N 14.050°E / 42.517; 14.050
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Alzano, Annunziata, Crocifisso, Fagnano, Fonte Umano, Gaglierani, Maddalena, Madonna della Pace, Marina, Piano della Cona, Piano di Sacco, Ponticelli, Sant' Agnese, San Giacomo, San Martino, San Pietro, San Rocco, San Vittorino, Sorricchio, Vertonica, Villa Cipressi
Government
 • Mayor Gabriele Florindi
Area
 • Total 61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation 322 m (1,056 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 14,553
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Demonym Angolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65013
Dialing code 085
Patron saint Saint Michael the Archangel
Website Official website

Città Sant'Angelo is a town and comune in the province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy.

History[edit]

Located in the eastern portion of the Vestine region. Mentioned by Plinius as one of four Vestini cities, Angelus or Angulum, where today Città Sant’Angelo stands. It is cited from the 12th century as Castrum Sancti Angeli (Latin: "Castle of the Holy Angels").

It was a Guelph city destroyed in 1239 by Boemondo Pissono, executioner to Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor of the Hohenstaufen dynasty, because the city was too loyal to his enemy, the Roman Catholic Church. Reconstruction began in 1240 and the city took the shape of a fortified nucleus in a semicircle. It gradually became one of several feudal possession, between the Carafa and the Piccolomini. The arrival of the monastic orders in the first half of the 14th century generated widening interest and finally a monastery was established. By 1528 it obtained the current name of the city. Gradually an agrarian bourgeoisie firmly established itself through to the 17th century.

At the turn of the 20th century, many people left the region and joined the mass migration to the Americas. Today, it is known for its historical architecture and as a tourist location that offers its own variety of wine and cuisine.

Main sights[edit]

The Collegiate Church, originally from before the 11th century, was rebuilt in the 14th century. It has a 48-metre-tall (157 ft) bell tower and houses remains of an early medieval pulpit from the 7th-8th centuries, as well as a portico and the tomb of bishop Amico di Buonamicizia, both from the 15th century.

Other sights include the churches of St. Francis, St. Clare and St. Bernardo.

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