Tollo

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Tollo
Comune di Tollo
Location of Tollo
Tollo is located in Italy
Tollo
Tollo
Location of Tollo in Italy
Tollo is located in Abruzzo
Tollo
Tollo
Tollo (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°20′N 14°19′E / 42.333°N 14.317°E / 42.333; 14.317Coordinates: 42°20′N 14°19′E / 42.333°N 14.317°E / 42.333; 14.317
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceChieti (CH)
FrazioniColle, Colle Cavalieri, Colle della Signora, Colle Secco, Macchie, Motrino, Pedine, Piano Mozzone, Sabatiniello, San Pietro, Santa Lucia, Venna
Area
 • Total14.88 km2 (5.75 sq mi)
Elevation
152 m (499 ft)
Population
 (2008)[3]
 • Total4,237
 • Density280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tollesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
66010
Dialing code0871
ISTAT code069090
Patron saintSanta Maria del Rosario, San Pasquale, Santa Marina, San Rocco, Santa Lucia
Saint dayfirst Sunday in August, 17 May, 17 July, 16 August, 13 December
WebsiteOfficial website

Tollo is a comune and town in the Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Tollo is renowned for its vineyards and olive groves. It is situated in the 'Hills of the Teatina' (collina teatina), a group of foothills of the Apennines, with a view of the Adriatic sea to the west, and a view of the Maiella Mountain, the second highest peak in Italy, to the east.

Geography[edit]

Tollo is the name given to both the territory (comune) and the town. The comune borders Canosa Sannita, Crecchio, Giuliano Teatino, Miglianico, and Ortona. The territory also comprises 12 frazioni or hamlets: Colle, Colle Cavalieri, Colle della Signora, Colle Secco, Macchie, Motrino, Pedine, Piana Mozzone, Sabatiniello, San Pietro, Santa Lucia, Venna.

Tollo is renowned for its vineyards and olive groves which surround and embrace this tranquil part of Abruzzo. The city of Tollo is home to the fifth largest vintner in Italy, 'Cantina Tollo', with internationally renowned brand names such as 'Colle Secco', and grape varieties such as Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, and Cerasuolo.

Culture[edit]

The city of Tollo is host to a variety of well-attended events throughout the year; religious, athletic, and historical, drawing regional crowds.

Cultural events include the re-enactment of the siege of the Turks, a festival that occurs on the first Sunday in August; the Passion of the Christ performance in Easter; and the Procession of the Symbols on Good Friday. Each April, the city of Tollo hosts a 130 km bicycling competition, one of the "Tour of Italy' qualifying races. This race traverses the foothills of the Apennines, with grades from 5% to 11%. It is attended by well over 1000 participants annually. There is a long (130 km) and short course (89 km).

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)