|Comune di Miglianico|
Miglianico at the sunset
|Province / Metropolitan city||Chieti (CH)|
|Frazioni||Cagialone, Cerreto, Cerreto superiore, Cerrone, Ciummare, Collemarino, Elcine, Foreste, Montupoli, Piane San Pantaleone, Quattro Strade, Valle Sant'Angelo|
|• Total||22 km2 (8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||136 m (446 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (530/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Pantaleone|
|Saint day||27 July|
Miglianico is situated in the foothills of the Italian Apennine Mountains.
During the Second World War, 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.
It is home to two churches: the Church of St. Rocco and the Church of St. Pantaleone (the patron saint of the town). 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.
The town economy is predominately agricultural; wine grapes and olives are its primary crops.
- Daniel Biasone (Miglianico 1909 - Syracuse 1992) - Founding owner of the Syracuse National, NBA team (now Philadelphia 76ers), creator of 24-second "Shot Clock" in basketball, member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport.
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