Theme Week Abruzzo – Teramo

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Piazza Martiri della Libertà © S4mb0r4

Piazza Martiri della Libertà © S4mb0r4

Teramo is a city and comune in the central Italian region of Abruzzo, the capital of the province of Teramo. The economy of the town is mostly based on activities connected with agriculture and commerce, as well as a sound industrial sector: textiles, foods, engineering, building materials and ceramics. Teramo can be reached from the A14 the A24 motorways.

The city, 150 kilometres (93 miles) from Rome, is situated between the highest mountains of the Apennines (Gran Sasso d’Italia) and the Adriatic coast. The town is located by the confluence of the Vezzola and Tordino rivers, on a hillside area where the terrain features along with the Mediterranean climate make the territory rich in vineyards and olive groves.

Valle San Giovanni © Lucio De Marcellis/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Gianni Brandolini/cc-by-sa-3.0 Piazza Sant'Anna © S4mb0r4/cc-by-sa-3.0 Palazzo Castelli © S4mb0r4/cc-by-sa-3.0 City Hall © Faprimol Piazza Martiri della Libertà © S4mb0r4
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Valle San Giovanni © Lucio De Marcellis/cc-by-sa-3.0
The city’s main attractions include:

  • the Cathedral of Saint Berardo, built in 1158 by bishop Guido II, in Romanesque style. It has a portal in Gothic style, finished in 1332 by the Roman master Deodato di Cosma. It houses a silver antependium by Nicola of Guardiagrele (with 35 scenes of the life of Jesus) and a polyptych by the Venetian artist Jacobello del Fiore depicting the Incoronation of the Virgin. Annexed is a 50 m-tall bell tower.
  • the Romanesque church of Sant’Antonio (1127), with a decorated portal. The interior, with a single nave, was renovated along Baroque lines.
  • the church of San Getulio, built in the early Middle Ages on the ruins of a Roman temple, finally destroyed in 1155 by the Normans. Only the presbyterium and some Romanesque elements of the original building remain today.
  • the church of San Domenico (14th century) with a fine Virgin with Child.
  • the sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie (also known as Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie). It has a Romanesque cloister and a 15th-century miraculous wooden statue of the Virgin, attributed to Silvestro dell’Aquila.
  • the Palazzo Vescovile (“Bishops Palace”), from the 14th century.
  • the remains of the Roman theatre (built about 30 BCE) and of the amphitheatre (about 3rd-4th century CE). Under Palazzo Savini are remains of a Roman domus, including a 1sy century BC opus tessellatum pavement which depicts a fighting lion and other decorative elements.
  • the Torre Bruciata (“Burnt Tower”), a Roman tower from the 2nd century BC, in opus quadratum. The name derives from the traces left by the siege in 1156 by Robert III of Loritello.
  • Church of Santa Maria de Praediis (10th-11th centuries), built using materials from the destroyed castle and Roman villas and temples.

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