Pereto

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Not to be confused with the town of Perito.
Pereto
Comune
Comune di Pereto
Medieval castle in Pereto
Medieval castle in Pereto
Pereto is located in Italy
Pereto
Pereto
Location of Pereto in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city L'Aquila (AQ)
Area
 • Total 41.05 km2 (15.85 sq mi)
Elevation 800 m (2,600 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 721
 • Density 18/km2 (45/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Peretani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 67064
Dialing code 0863
Patron saint St. George
Saint day April 23

Pereto 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).