Montesilvano

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Montesilvano
Comune
Città di Montesilvano
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Montesilvano
Coat of arms
Montesilvano is located in Italy
Montesilvano
Montesilvano
Location of Montesilvano in Italy
Coordinates: 42°30′51″N 14°8′58″E / 42.51417°N 14.14944°E / 42.51417; 14.14944Coordinates: 42°30′51″N 14°8′58″E / 42.51417°N 14.14944°E / 42.51417; 14.14944
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Colonnetta, Case di Pietro, Fossonono, Mazzocco, Montesilvano Colle, Montesilvano Spiaggia, Santa Venere, Trave, Villa Verlengia, Villa Canonico, Villa Carmine, Villa Verrocchio
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Maragno (Forza Italia (FI))
Area
 • Total 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)
 • Total 53,738[1]
Demonym(s) Montesilvanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65015 - 65016
Dialing code 085
Patron saint Sant'Antonio di Padova
Website Official website

Montesilvano (Italian pronunciation: [ˌmontesilˈvaːno]) is a town and comune of the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The name Montesilvano is apparently derived from the Latin which means woody hill (woods - silva).

Geography[edit]

The town is located on the Adriatic Sea and offers a wide choice of accommodation (hotels, rental flats, B&B) and entertainment both for Italian and foreign tourists.

Montesilvano is situated immediately north of Pescara, to which it is physically connected. Montesilvano is divided into Montesilvano Marina and Montesilvano Colle. The former is the lively, crowded seaside resort; the latter the original medieval comune and citadel. The mouths of the Piomba and the Saline rivers are directly north of the town.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". Istat - Istituto Nazionale di Statistica. Retrieved 20 June 2016. (follow Italia Meridionale / Abruzzo / Pescara / Montesilvano)