Campli

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Campli
Comune
Città di Campli
Campli, Italia (smaller).jpg
Campli is located in Italy
Campli
Campli
Location of Campli in Italy
Coordinates: 42°43′34.07″N 13°41′9.92″E / 42.7261306°N 13.6860889°E / 42.7261306; 13.6860889
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Teramo (TE)
Frazioni Battaglia, Boceto, Campiglio, Campovalano, Cesenà, Cognoli, Collicelli, Fichieri, Floriano, Friscoli, Gagliano, Garrufo, Guazzano, La Traversa, Masseri, Molviano, Morge, Nocella, Paduli, Pagannoni Inferiore, Pagannoni Superiore, Paterno, Piancarani, Roiano, Sant'Onofrio, Terrabianca, Traversa, Villa Camera
Government
 • Mayor Pietro Quaresimale
Area
 • Total 73 km2 (28 sq mi)
Elevation 393 m (1,289 ft)
Population (30 November 2014)[1]
 • Total 7,279
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Camplesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 64012
Dialing code 0861
Patron saint Saint Pancras
Saint day 10 May
Website Official website

Campli is a town and comune in the province of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is located in the natural park known as the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Geography[edit]

The towns of Bellante, Civitella del Tronto, Sant'Omero, Teramo, Torricella Sicura, Valle Castellana are nearby.

Side street in Campli

History[edit]

During the 14th century, the composer Nicolaus Ricii de Nucella Campli was born presumably in or near the town.

The town was captured by the French under François de Guise in 1557 during his failed campaign against the Spanish in the Kingdom of Naples.

Festivals and events[edit]

Every year since 1964 in the month of August, there is a celebration that goes by the name of Sagra della porchetta italica (Feast of Italian Pork). It is considered to be the first such event established in the Region of Abruzzo and one of the earliest organized in all of Italy. One highlight of this festival is a pork sandwich cookoff. The festival was founded by Fernando Aurini who was seeking to attract tourists and to disseminate information about the town which once made up a portion of the holdings of the powerful Farnese family. In celebration of this event a practical tourist guide entitled "Campli" was published each year. The Sagra della porchetta italica was an immediate success with crowds of up to 10,000 people attending in the mid 1960s.

Main sights[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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