San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore

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San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore
Comune
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
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
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
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province Pescara (PE)
Frazioni Olivuccia, San Giovanni, Solcano, Trovigliano
Government
 • Mayor Antonino D'Angelo
Area
 • Total 16.4 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (28 February 2017)
 • Total 1,918
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sanvalentinesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 65020
Dialing code 085
Patron saint St. Nicholas of Tolentino
Website Official 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.[1]

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.[2]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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