Miglianico

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Miglianico
Comune
Comune di Miglianico
Miglianico at the sunset
Miglianico at the sunset
Miglianico is located in Italy
Miglianico
Miglianico
Location of Miglianico in Italy
Coordinates: 42°21′30″N 14°17′30″E / 42.35833°N 14.29167°E / 42.35833; 14.29167Coordinates: 42°21′30″N 14°17′30″E / 42.35833°N 14.29167°E / 42.35833; 14.29167
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Chieti (CH)
Frazioni Cagialone, Cerreto, Cerreto superiore, Cerrone, Ciummare, Collemarino, Elcine, Foreste, Montupoli, Piane San Pantaleone, Quattro Strade, Valle Sant'Angelo
Area
 • Total 22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 136 m (446 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 4,529
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Miglianichesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66010
Dialing code 0871
Patron saint St. Pantaleon
Saint day 27 July
Website Official website

Miglianico (Abruzzese: Mijàneche, Mijàneceis) a town and comune of the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Miglianico is situated in the foothills of the Italian Apennine Mountains.

History[edit]

Miglianico developed as a burgh around the early medieval rocca (Castle), aroudn the 10th century AD.

During the World War II, Miglianico was occupied by German forces attempting to hold ground as the American push by General Mark Clark advanced north from Southern Italy. Homes of residents were taken over by German units and used to quarter soldiers and served as command posts. Miglianico and the surrounding area was heavily damaged by Allied carpet bombing during 1944. Many of its residents fled to and lived in caves for months for safety.

Main sights[edit]

Sights include the Masci Castle (15th century), and the churches of St. Rocco and St. Pantaleone (the patron saint of the town).

Culture[edit]

The Festival of St. Pantaleone is celebrated every year on 27 July, and is the patron saint of doctors and obstetricians.

Miglianico is also host to the Miglianico Tour foot race each year in August.

Economy[edit]

The town economy is predominantly agricultural; wine grapes and olives are its primary crops.

People[edit]

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