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- Not to be confused with the town of Perito.
|Comune di Pereto|
|• Total||41.05 km2 (15.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||800 m (2,600 ft)|
|• Density||18/km2 (45/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. George|
|Saint day||April 23|
It was an ancient centre of the Marsi.
"Pereto" denotes "pear", too.
- 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).
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