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Not to be confused with the town of Perito.
Comune di Pereto
Pereto is located in Italy
Location of Pereto in Italy
Coordinates: 42°02′36″N 13°06′08″E / 42.04333°N 13.10222°E / 42.04333; 13.10222Coordinates: 42°02′36″N 13°06′08″E / 42.04333°N 13.10222°E / 42.04333; 13.10222
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province L'Aquila (AQ)
 • Total 41.05 km2 (15.85 sq mi)
Elevation 800 m (2,600 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 721
 • Density 18/km2 (45/sq mi)
Demonym Peretani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67064
Dialing code 0863
Patron saint St. George
Saint day April 23

Pereto is a comune and town in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

It was an ancient centre of the Marsi.

"Pereto" denotes "pear", too.

Main sights[edit]

  • Medieval castle, with its 13th century imposing towers, which belonged to the Colonna family from the late 15th century.
  • Sanctuary of Madonna del Monte. According to the local tradition, it was erected in 608 AD. It houses some notable late-15th-century frescoes and a Crucifix carried here by Pope Boniface IV for the church's consecration.

Outside the hamlet is the Church of Santa Maria in Cellis (1132).