Lettomanoppello

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Lettomanoppello
Comune
Comune di Lettomanoppello
Lettomanoppello is located in Italy
Lettomanoppello
Lettomanoppello
Location of Lettomanoppello in Italy
Coordinates: 42°14′N 14°2′E / 42.233°N 14.033°E / 42.233; 14.033Coordinates: 42°14′N 14°2′E / 42.233°N 14.033°E / 42.233; 14.033
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Canale Calvario, Lavino Chiuse
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 370 m (1,210 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 3,098
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym Lettesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65020
Dialing code 085
Patron saint San Nicola di Bari
Saint day 6 December
Website Official website

Lettomanoppello is a town and comune in Pescara province, in Abruzzo, central Italy. In Roman times the area was known for its asphalt mines and later for a white stone that could be carved.

Geography[edit]

The town is situated near the Majella National Park, about 30 minutes away from the city of Pescara. The mountainous region offers sightseeing in the wilderness or on its highest peaks. The elevation stretches from about 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level and a road leads right up the top, at 2,100 metres (6,900 ft). During winter it becomes a spot for skiing and winter sports in the mountains.

The town is commonly called "Lu Lette" and the mountain passages are commonly called "Passe Lanciano" by locals.

History[edit]

The history of the current town dates back to the 11th century but was certainly occupied earlier by Romans to excavate asphalt. It is also quarried for its white stone and marble.

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