San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore

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San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
Comune
Comune di San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
View towards the Cathedral
View towards the Cathedral
Coat of arms of San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
Coat of arms
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore is located in Italy
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
Location of San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore in Italy
Coordinates: 42°14′N 13°59′E / 42.233°N 13.983°E / 42.233; 13.983Coordinates: 42°14′N 13°59′E / 42.233°N 13.983°E / 42.233; 13.983
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Olivuccia, San Giovanni, Solcano, Trovigliano
Government
 • Mayor Angelo D'Ottavio
Area
 • Total 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (1 January 2008)
 • Total 1,956
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym Sanvalentinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65020
Dialing code 085

San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore is a mountain hill town in the province of Pescara, part of the Abruzzo region in central Italy.

The town's name comes from St. Valentine and that of the old province in which the town was located, Abruzzo Citeriore.

Overview[edit]

Nestled in the Apennines, less than 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Adriatic coast, the medieval town lies on the northern edge of the Parco Nazionale della Majella. One of San Valentino's most important architectural landmarks is Castello Farnese.[1]

Little known by tourists, San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore with its narrow, streets and stone buildings and fountains fed by mountain streams provides a glimpse of Abruzzo's past.

In mid-November, the town hosts the Festival of the Cuckolds (Festa dei Cornuti), a parade honoring or deriding (depending on one's perspective) men with adulterous wives.[2]

Geography[edit]

The municipality of San Valentino in A.C. covers a wide area parallel to the Orta river, from south to north, perpendicular to the Pescara river. The altitude of the territory is between 200 and 650 meters. The town center is located at an altitude of 450 meters in a privileged location overlooking the Pescara river valley and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mondi Medievali, Storia Medievali dai Castelli ai Monstra (2008). "Castello Farnese". 
  2. ^ Randall Wood (2006). "San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore". Retrieved 2006-11-18. 

External links[edit]

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