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Comune di Pietranico
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Pietranico is located in Italy
Location of Pietranico in Italy
Coordinates: 42°17′N 13°55′E / 42.283°N 13.917°E / 42.283; 13.917Coordinates: 42°17′N 13°55′E / 42.283°N 13.917°E / 42.283; 13.917
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Valle Barone
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 590 m (1,940 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 582
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65020
Dialing code 085
Website Official website

Pietranico is a village and comune of the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.


Alanno, Brittoli, Castiglione a Casauria, Civitaquana, Corvara, Cugnoli, Pescosansonesco and Torre de' Passeri are neighbouring towns.


The town of Pietranico takes its title from a notable rock around which the castle, known as Pietraniqua, was built. Later on, the castle is referred to as Petrainiqua or Petram Iniquam. Apart from the ancient castle, most of the town was built from the 15th century onwards.

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