Atri is a small town of about 10 thousand inhabitants in the province of Teramo. The nearest larger city is Pescara. It is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the province. From the three hills on which the town is built one overlooks the Adriatic Sea.
Atri travel guide
Tourist information: The tourist office (Punto Informativo Turistico) is located at Piazza Duchi D’Acquaviva 1, 64032 Atri (tel. +39 0858798864)..
Town hall: Piazza Duchi d’Acquaviva – 64032 Atri. Phone: +39 085 87911.
Railway station: The nearest train station is the one of Atri-Pineto (10 km). Pescara station is 20 km away.
Atri’s main attraction is the frescoed Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, frescoed by Andrea Delitio. Other interesting churches are the Santo Spirito Church, the San Domenico Church and the Sant’Agostino Church. The town hall is in a palace built in the 14th century by the Acquaviva.
A brief history of Atri
Atri began its existence as the Roman colony of Hatria founded between 289 and 283 BC. Previously, the territory where the city is located was populated by the Sabines. After flourishing during the imperial period, the settlement fell into oblivion.
During dominations by the Lombard Duchy of Spoleto and later the Franks, the city regained prominence.
In 1251, the Acquaviva came into possession of the town. The Duchy remained in the hands of this family until 1775, when it became state property.
How to get to Atri by car
It is best to follow the Autostrada A14 to the Atri-Pineto exit and then take the Strada Provinciale SP28 to your destination. From Rome, first take the E80 to Pescara.