Pereto

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Not to be confused with the town of Perito.
Pereto
Comune di Pereto
Medieval castle in Pereto
Medieval castle in Pereto
Location of Pereto
Pereto is located in Italy
Pereto
Pereto
Location of Pereto in Italy
Pereto is located in Abruzzo
Pereto
Pereto
Pereto (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°02′36″N 13°06′08″E / 42.04333°N 13.10222°E / 42.04333; 13.10222Coordinates: 42°02′36″N 13°06′08″E / 42.04333°N 13.10222°E / 42.04333; 13.10222
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceL'Aquila (AQ)
Area
 • Total41.05 km2 (15.85 sq mi)
Elevation
800 m (2,600 ft)
Population
(2005)
 • Total721
 • Density18/km2 (45/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Peretani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
67064
Dialing code0863
Patron saintSt. George
Saint dayApril 23

Pereto (Marsicano: Pirìtu) is a comune and town in the province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

It was an ancient centre of the Marsi.

Main sights[edit]

  • Medieval castle, with its 13th-century imposing towers, which belonged to the Colonna family from the late 15th century.
  • Sanctuary of Madonna del Monte. According to the local tradition, it was erected in 608 AD. It houses some notable late-15th-century frescoes and a Crucifix carried here by Pope Boniface IV for the church's consecration.

Outside the hamlet is the Church of Santa Maria in Cellis (1132).