San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore

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San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
Comune di San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
View towards the Cathedral
View towards the Cathedral
Coat of arms of San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
Coat of arms
Location of San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore is located in Italy
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
Location of San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore in Italy
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore is located in Abruzzo
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°14′N 13°59′E / 42.233°N 13.983°E / 42.233; 13.983Coordinates: 42°14′N 13°59′E / 42.233°N 13.983°E / 42.233; 13.983
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvincePescara (PE)
FrazioniOlivuccia, San Giovanni, Solcano, Trovigliano
Government
 • MayorAntonino D'Angelo
Area
 • Total16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 (28 February 2017)[2]
 • Total1,918
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanvalentinesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
65020
Dialing code085
Patron saintSt. Nicholas of Tolentino
WebsiteOfficial website

San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore is a mountain hill town in the province of Pescara, part of the Abruzzo region in central Italy.

Nestled in the Apennines, less than 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Adriatic coast, the medieval town lies on the northern edge of the National Park of Majella.

The town's name comes from St. Valentine and that of the old province in which the town was located, Abruzzo Citeriore.

One of San Valentino's most important architectural landmarks is Castello Farnese.[3]

Culture[edit]

In mid-November, the town hosts the Festival of the Cuckolds (Festa dei Cornuti), a parade honoring or deriding (depending on one's perspective) men with adulterous wives.[4]

References[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.
  3. ^ Mondi Medievali, Storia Medievali dai Castelli ai Monstra (2008). "Castello Farnese".
  4. ^ Randall Wood (2006). "San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore". Retrieved 2006-11-18.

External links[edit]

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