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Juvanum 2.JPG
View of Juvanum
Juvanum is located in Abruzzo
Shown within Abruzzo
Region Abruzzo
Type Settlement
Periods Roman Republic
Cultures Ancient Rome
Site notes
Excavation dates yes
Management Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell'Abruzzo
Public access yes

Juvanum or Jovanum was one of the chief cities of the Caraceni, a tribe of Samnites, the ruins of which are located in the communes of Montenerodomo and Torricella Peligna, in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is an archaeological site now, and the ruins encompass a forum, temple, and basilica, and remains of the Roman conquest during the Social War after which youths were settled at the site (whence, in some views, its Latin name). The site is open to the public.[1]

Basilica maggiore of Juvanum
Roman theatro of Juvanum


  1. ^ Sandra Lapenna; Luciana Tulipani (2006). Iuvanum: l'area archeologica. Synapsi. ISBN 978-88-88457-34-5. 

Coordinates: 41°59′52″N 14°14′59″E / 41.997895°N 14.249799°E / 41.997895; 14.249799