Picciano

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Picciano
Comune di Picciano
View from the east
View from the east
Location of Picciano
Picciano is located in Italy
Picciano
Picciano
Location of Picciano in Italy
Picciano is located in Abruzzo
Picciano
Picciano
Picciano (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°28′N 13°59′E / 42.467°N 13.983°E / 42.467; 13.983Coordinates: 42°28′N 13°59′E / 42.467°N 13.983°E / 42.467; 13.983
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvincePescara (PE)
FrazioniPiccianello, Pagliari, Colletti, Le Piane, Incotte, Casette, Colli, Fontanelle.
Government
 • MayorMarino Marini
Area
 • Total7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation
153 m (502 ft)
Population
 (December 31, 2006)[2]
 • Total1,398
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Piccianesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
65010
Dialing code085
Patron saintSan Vincenzo Ferreri
Saint day1st Sunday after Easter

Picciano is a village and comune in Italy in the Province of Pescara, within the Abruzzo region. Its population at the end of 2006 was 1,398.

History[edit]

Picciano is first mentioned in 1049 when Bernardo Earl of Penne, with the Charta Offersionis, gave fields and buildings to build a Benedictine abbey in its hills. This is the first indication of the existence of a town called Picciano. and could be considered its terminus ante quem.

Many legends are known about the origin of the name "Picciano", the most believable talks about shepherds devoted to the Goddess Pithia; other variants of the name, found in the Charta Convenientiae, is "Piczano" so that perhaps the name of the town can be dated back to the Early Middle Age, avoiding conjectures about Roman origins.

One of the two marble Lions coming from the ancient Abbey.
S. Maria del Soccorso Church, Picciano, Façade

Images[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.