Ari is a comune and town in the Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy.Ari is a very small town, built on a ridge between the two small rivers Valle Cupa and Turri. It is surrounded by orchards and vineyards, and is famous for its large production of wine. The noble Orsini family of Lanciano (ancient Anxanum) dominated this small town. The first historical mention of the town was in reference to its church San Pietro di Ari which belonged to the monastery of San Liberatore a Majella. Some famous places in Ari include Orsini Palace and the Church of Madonna delle Grazie with its Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus, carved entirely from wood.
May: Feast of the Ascension
August : Group hike from Ari to Roccamontepiano.
August: Festival of the Emigrants
August: Festival of San Bartolomeo
September: "Porchetta" (roasted young pork) festival
September: Sagra della Porchetta (whole roasted pork)