Tortoreto

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Tortoreto
Comune di Tortoreto
La Sirena – Statue located at the south end of Tortoreto Lido
La Sirena – Statue located at the south end of Tortoreto Lido
Location of Tortoreto
Tortoreto is located in Italy
Tortoreto
Tortoreto
Location of Tortoreto in Italy
Tortoreto is located in Abruzzo
Tortoreto
Tortoreto
Tortoreto (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°48′N 13°55′E / 42.800°N 13.917°E / 42.800; 13.917Coordinates: 42°48′N 13°55′E / 42.800°N 13.917°E / 42.800; 13.917
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvinceTeramo (TE)
FrazioniCavatassi, Colli, Salino, Terrabianca
Government
 • MayorDomenico Piccioni (Centre-right)
Area
 • Total22.97 km2 (8.87 sq mi)
Elevation
239 m (784 ft)
Population
(31 August 2017)[1]
 • Total11,713
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tortoretani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
64018
Dialing code0861
Patron saintSan Nicola di Bari
Saint day6 December
WebsiteOfficial website

Tortoreto [tortoˈreto] (Teramano: Tërtërètë) is a coastal town and comune of the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

It has two distinct parts. The old town is on a hill not far from the Adriatic Sea. The new part, usually referred to as Tortoreto Lido, is seaside and located next to SS 16.

Tortoreto can be reached by direct rail service or by flying to the Pescara airport and then traveling 45 kilometres (28 mi) north.

The comune of Alba Adriatica was created in 1956 by splitting it off from Tortoreto.

Toponymy[edit]

The name of the town is due to the large presence of turtle doves (tortore) during the Middle Ages.

Pope Gregory I noticed in a letter the large amount of these species of birds which used to live in this area. Later on, the town created on the top of the hills after the barbarian invasions started to be called Turturitus[2] or Turturetum,[3] and, eventually, the current denomination of Tortoreto came into common use.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tortoreto. Temperature, precipitation, humidity and sun (last 30 years).
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11
(52)
12
(54)
14
(57)
18
(64)
22
(72)
26
(79)
29
(84)
29
(84)
25
(77)
21
(70)
16
(61)
12
(54)
20
(67)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(36)
3
(37)
4
(39)
7
(45)
11
(52)
15
(59)
17
(63)
17
(63)
14
(57)
11
(52)
6
(43)
3
(37)
9
(49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 55
(2.17)
53
(2.09)
63
(2.48)
55
(2.17)
35
(1.38)
44
(1.73)
34
(1.34)
54
(2.13)
61
(2.4)
74
(2.91)
71
(2.8)
77
(3.03)
676
(26.61)
Average relative humidity (%) 74 73 72 71 72 70 69 71 72 75 76 76 73
Mean daily sunshine hours 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 9 7 6 4 3 6
Source: http://www.ilmeteo.it/portale/medie-climatiche/Tortoreto?refresh_ce[4]
The clock tower, built in 1886 on the top of the medieval tower in the old town.

Education[edit]

In Tortoreto there are two state primary schools and two state middle schools,[5] which are overall attended by about 680 students,[6] as well as a number of state and private child care institutions and nursery schools.

There are also two private vocational secondary schools.

Economy[edit]

Promenade in Tortoreto Lido.

During summer season the main economic activity is tourism.

Its geographic position, climate, facilities and environmental projects, have all been planned or used to further tourism. Tortoreto has been awarded the European Blue Flag in 1992 and, then, from 1998 until 2018.

Fishing was a common activity in Tortoreto before tourism and it continues on a smaller scale to the present. Another common activity was farming in the area, which produced substantial amounts of olive oil and wheat.

International relations[edit]

Tortoreto is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISTAT data.
  2. ^ See Leo of Ostia, Chronicon monasterii Casinensis.
  3. ^ Niccola Palma, Storia ecclesiastica e civile della regione più settentrionale del Regno di Napoli – detta dagli antichi Praetutium, ne' bassi tempi Aprutium – oggi città di Teramo e Diocesi Aprutina, volume I, Ubaldo Angeletti Stampatore dell'Intendenza, Teramo 1834, pp. 16–22.
  4. ^ "Data from the Pescara Airport Meteorological Station". IlMeteo.it. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Scuole di Tortoreto" (in Italian). Tuttitalia.it. 2015. Archived from the original on 2009-09-19. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  6. ^ "L'istituto e il territorio" (in Italian). Istituto Comprensivo di Tortoreto. 2015. Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.

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