Notaresco

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Notaresco
Comune
Comune di Notaresco
Church of San Clemente in Vomano on Notaresco
Church of San Clemente in Vomano on Notaresco
Notaresco is located in Italy
Notaresco
Notaresco
Location of Notaresco in Italy
Coordinates: 42°39′N 13°54′E / 42.650°N 13.900°E / 42.650; 13.900Coordinates: 42°39′N 13°54′E / 42.650°N 13.900°E / 42.650; 13.900
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Teramo (TE)
Frazioni Caporipe, Capracchia, Cordesco, Grasciano, Guardia Vomano, Pianura di Notaresco, Pianura Vomano, Saggio, Torrio, Valle Vignale, Villa Scapoli
Area
 • Total 37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 6,873
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Notareschini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 64024
Dialing code 085
Patron saint San Gennaro

Notaresco is a town and commune in the Teramo province in the Abruzzo region of eastern central Italy. It has population of just under 7000. The patron saint of Notaresco is San Gennaro.

The sister city of Notaresco is Plonsk in Poland. Adjacent communes include Atri, Castellalto, Cellino Attanasio, Morro d'Oro, Mosciano Sant'Angelo, and Roseto degli Abruzzi.

Conclusive evidence documents the existence of the town in the early centuries of the Christian era. The layout of the town is typical of a medieval settlement which includes thick city walls accompanied by high and narrow windows. From the 14th to the 18th century Notaresco fell under the rule of the Acquaviva family.

Attractions[edit]

  • Church of San Rocco - contains a 16th-century terracotta of the Virgin Mary.
  • San Clemente al Vomano - built in the 9th century and was largely replaced by a 12th-century structure. The church altar is decorated with precious stones. Above the altar rests a work by the sculptor Roberto di Ruggero.
  • Archaeological museum G. Romualdi - containing fragments of neolithic and paleolithic cooking utensils, burial urns, and weapons. Nearby, in the area known as Grasciano, lie the ruins of a Roman villa.

Notable citizens[edit]

  • Giuseppe Devincenzi (1814–1903), politician and agronomist
  • Ignazio Rozzi (1795–1870), naturalist
  • Giuseppe Romualdi (1877–1943), writer
  • Renato Pirocchi (1933–2002), race car driver

Festivities[edit]

  • Easter Monday - the Feast of Maria Corredentrice
  • 1-15 August: International Tournament of "Bocce"
  • 19 September - the Feast of San Gennaro

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)