Chieti is one of the four provinces that make up the Abruzzo region. The capital of the province is the city of Chieti itself. It is a mountainous province, with a small stretch of coastal area. The province consists of 104 municipalities, many of which do not even have one thousand inhabitants.
Province of Chieti travel guide
The capital Chieti
Chieti is the oldest city in the Abruzzo region. The historic center of the city is located on a hilltop a short distance from the Adriatic coast. Located along the train line between Rome and Pescara, the city has a population of just over fifty thousand. The main attraction is the San Giustino Cathedral.
Other interesting cities
Vasto is a town in the southern part of the province, not far from the border with Molise. It is situated on a hilltop not far from the sea and has a beautiful moddel medieval center. In the 16th century it was known as the “Athens of the Abruzzi”.
Atessa is one of the bigger and more interesting mountain towns of the province. Although the town has only a little over 10 thousand inhabitants, it is the largest municipality in terms of surface area. Remarkably, the town has 25 churches, which means that there is one church for every 400 inhabitants.
The remaining towns
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