Scerni

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Scerni
Comune
Comune di Scerni
A panorama of Scerni
A panorama of Scerni
Scerni is located in Italy
Scerni
Scerni
Location of Scerni in Italy
Coordinates: 42°7′N 14°34′E / 42.117°N 14.567°E / 42.117; 14.567Coordinates: 42°7′N 14°34′E / 42.117°N 14.567°E / 42.117; 14.567
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Chieti (CH)
Frazioni Annunziata, Bardella, Caltrucci, Cerase, Colle Marrollo, Colle Orzo, Fontenuova, Piano dei Fiori, Ragna, San Giacomo, Torrone, Tratturo
Area
 • Total 41.05 km2 (15.85 sq mi)
Elevation 281 m (922 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 3,578
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym Scernesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66020
Dialing code 0873
Patron saint San Panfilo
Saint day 28 April
Website Official website

Scerni (Scirne in dialect) is a town of 3,645 inhabitants of the province of Chieti is part of the Middle Vastese. Total area is 41 square kilometres (16 sq mi), and population density is 89 inhab/km2. The county has borders with Atessa, Gissi, Monteodorisio and Pollutri.

Scerni was once part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies.

Climate[edit]

Based on data from the years 1961 to 1990, the average temperature of the coolest month January, is about 6 °C (43 °F), and that of the warmest month August, is about 24 °C (75 °F).[2]

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Description[edit]

The town is attractive, amid gentle hills and with a mild climate. It is distinguished by the production of olive oil, wine and sausages (the speciality is the Ventricina variety).

History[edit]

The origins of Scerni are lost in the mists of time. The only certainty is that the site where the village stands now was inhabited in prehistoric and ancient Roman times. In the medieval ages, several castles and fortifications were built in and around the city.

At the time of the French Revolution, the Baron De Riseis sided with the people of the country with Giuseppe Proni from Introdacqua, former cleric of the Marquis of Vasto, against the invasion of the Jacobins[3]

On 25, 26 and 27 February 1860 more than a thousand peasants armed with clubs and halberds invaded the estate of the Marquis D'Avalos, destroying a rural house, stealing firewood and beating up the forest guards. The peasant fury and its numerical superiority defeated the police and the urban guards of Pollutri and Monteodorisio. It was a real uproar led with firearms in hand, led by Michelangelo Tarquinio, Giuseppe "Passaguai" Menna and Luigi Berarducci.[4]

Places[edit]

Lateral facade of the Church of San Panfilo, Scerni, Italy
Palazzo De Riseis, Scerni, Italy

The patron saint of Scerni is San Panfilo (Saint Pamphilus of Sulmona). There is a church consecrated to him. Other attractions are the Palazzo De Riseis.

Distinguished citizens[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)
  2. ^ erg7118.casaccia.enea.it/profili/tabelle/472%20%5BScerni%5D%20capoluogo.Txt Tabella climatica Scerni, Italia
  3. ^ Massimo Viglione, The Italian Vendée, Effedieffe (1995), pp.151
  4. ^ Fulvio D'Amore, Viva Francesco II! Morte a Vittorio Emanuele! Controcorrente (a. 2006), pp. 93

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