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Comune di Tornareccio
Tornareccio is located in Italy
Location of Tornareccio in Italy
Coordinates: 42°2′N 14°25′E / 42.033°N 14.417°E / 42.033; 14.417Coordinates: 42°2′N 14°25′E / 42.033°N 14.417°E / 42.033; 14.417
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Chieti (CH)
Frazioni Collecase, San Giovanni, Torricchio
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 630 m (2,070 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 1,983
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym Tornarecciani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66046
Dialing code 0872
Patron saint Santa Vittoria
Saint day 23 December
Website Official website

Tornareccio is a comune and town in the Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy, particularly noted for its apiaries and archaeological significance. It is the site of phase III of the Sangro Valley Project.


The area around Tornareccio adjacent to Mount Pallano was inhabited since the Palaeolithic, around 20,000 years ago. The first written document which speaks of Tornareccio is dates to 829, when it came under the fiefdom of the Abbey of Farfa.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)