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Comune di Rosello
Rosello is located in Italy
Location of Rosello in Italy
Coordinates: 41°54′N 14°21′E / 41.900°N 14.350°E / 41.900; 14.350Coordinates: 41°54′N 14°21′E / 41.900°N 14.350°E / 41.900; 14.350
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Chieti (CH)
Frazioni Colle Tasso, Giuliopoli
 • Total 19 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 927 m (3,041 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 322
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rosellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66040
Dialing code 0872
Saint day 8 September
Website Official website

Rosello is a village and comune of the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. A number of city-dwellers have summer homes in the area.


The village borders the following comuni : Agnone, Borrello, Giuliopoli, Roio del Sangro and villa santa Maria.


The village was first inhabited around the 11th century by Benedictine monks from the Abbey of San Giovanni in Verde. It first appears in the historical record in the 12th century, where it was described as a 'charming village' by Giulio Caracciolo.

A picture entitled 'Maria SS delle Grazie' adorns the chapel near the cemetery. It is said to have been painted by an artist of the Neapolitan School between 1500 and 1600. It is very much the cultural highlight of the village.

Rosello was home to Renato Percario (6 September 1937 – 18 June 2008), chef to Princess Margaret, King Constantine and Ivana Trump.

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