Miglianico

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Miglianico
Comune di Miglianico
Miglianico at the sunset
Miglianico at the sunset
Location of Miglianico
Miglianico is located in Italy
Miglianico
Miglianico
Location of Miglianico in Italy
Miglianico is located in Abruzzo
Miglianico
Miglianico
Miglianico (Abruzzo)
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
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceChieti (CH)
FrazioniCagialone, Cerreto, Cerreto superiore, Cerrone, Ciummare, Collemarino, Elcine, Foreste, Montupoli, Piane San Pantaleone, Quattro Strade, Valle Sant'Angelo
Area
 • Total22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation
136 m (446 ft)
Population
 (2004)[2]
 • Total4,529
 • Density210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Miglianichesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
66010
Dialing code0871
Patron saintSt. Pantaleon
Saint day27 July
WebsiteOfficial 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), around 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.