Citta Sant D’Angelo

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Placed on a hill close to the Adriatic, this is one of the most beautiful hilltop towns we’ve encountered and is considered by many people to be among the “borghi piu belli d’italia” (the most beautiful towns of Italy).  There is a great outlet mall and is worth the 30 minute drive for grocery shopping at Iper La Grande.  Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days, a great time to experience the culture and purchase local goods.  Note: Keep in mind that most shops close between 1:30pm and 4:00pm

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Distance from Casa Anatra: 20km

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Things to see:

  • The parish church of San Michele Arcangelo of the 13th century, with beautiful stone portal of 1326, an interesting Nativity fresco in the attic, a 14th century bell tower, and inside the wooden Baroque choir frescoes from the first half of the 15th century.
  • The Church of St. Francis, with a fine 14th-century portal of the Atri school; the interior renovated in 1741
  • The Church of St. Augustine, with 18th-century stuccos by Terzani
  • The Church of St. Bernard formerly church of the Cistercian Riformati, whose monastery was erected later next to the church. Now Baroque, it has remnants of the old building on one side.
  • The Church of St. Chiara, on a baroque circular layout with three chapels; stucco decorations of Carlo Piazzoli and Girolamo Rizza
  • Park Place Botanical Gardens
  • The Church of San Salvatore, an oratorium
  • Fine palaces including Palace Astagno, Palace Brandimarte , Palace Ghiotti and Palace Ursini

Events:

  • August: Festival of the “scrippelle” a dish similar to French crepes, typical of the Teramo area
  • First half of August: beer and pizza festival
  • Beginning of September: Wine Festival, with parade of allegorical wagons

Best Restaurants:

  • Lu Pecora
  • Hosteria Cavour
  • Fontecoppa
  • Osteria Il Grottino

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