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Comune di Bisenti
Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli
Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli
Coat of arms of Bisenti
Coat of arms
Bisenti is located in Italy
Location of Bisenti in Italy
Coordinates: 42°32′N 13°48′E / 42.533°N 13.800°E / 42.533; 13.800Coordinates: 42°32′N 13°48′E / 42.533°N 13.800°E / 42.533; 13.800
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Province of Teramo (TE)
Frazioni Acquadosso (aka Acquaddosso), Bivio Castelli (known locally as Cazzetti), Chioviano Alto, Chioviano Basso, Colle Marmo, Piedifinati, Rufiano, San Martino, San Nicola, San Pietro, Scipione, Troiano, Falone
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 274 m (899 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)[1]
 • Total 2,061
 • Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 64033
Dialing code 0861
Patron saint Saint Pascal Baylon
Saint day 17 May
Website Official website

Bisenti (Bisentino: Bisìndë; Latin: Bisemptum or Biseptum) is a town and comune in Teramo province in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy.


The old face of Bisenti is still preserved in the streets and squares of the historic center, which holds the colorful atmosphere typical of a medieval village.

The Piazza Vittorio Emanuele overlooks the parish church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which houses a majestic bell tower and the house badiale. According to tradition, the church is related to the Franciscan order. It was once considered one of the major basilicas of Abruzzo during the 15th-16th century. It can also be seen in a corner of the mosaic floor of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.


There is an old tradition linking the birthplace of Pontius Pilate to the village of Bisenti, Samnite territory, in today's Abruzzo region of Central Italy.[citation needed] There are ruins of a Roman house known as "The House of Pilate." Angelo Paratico wrote a chapter describing his birthplace and Pilate's meeting with Longinus every Easter.[2]


Bisenti south panorama
Bisenti Municipality
Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Angelo Paratico The Karma Killers New York 2009