|Città di Montesilvano|
|Frazioni||Colonnetta, Case di Pietro, Fossonono, Mazzocco, Montesilvano Colle, Montesilvano Spiaggia, Santa Venere, Trave, Villa Verlengia, Villa Canonico, Villa Carmine, Villa Verrocchio|
|• Mayor||Francesco Maragno (Forza Italia (FI))|
|• Total||23 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Population (30 September 2014)|
|• Total||53 408|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||65015 - 65016|
|Patron saint||Sant'Antonio di Padova|
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).
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.
Notes and references
The father of entertainer Dean Martin was born in Montesilvano.
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