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What to do and see in Chieti

Chieti

Chieti, capital of the province, is situated on a hill that divides the waters of the river Aterno-Pescara from the river Alento. It consists of Chieti Alta, which includes the historical center, and Chieti Scalo, the new part. City rich in art, the main monuments to visit are located in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, including the Cathedral of St. Justin, the biggest and most important church in the capital, the Town Hall and the Palace of Justice. Corso Marrucino, meet the baroque church of St. Dominic, the Theatre and the Church of San Francesco della Scarpa, which preserves the rose window of the early thirteenth-century building. Among the museums there are the National Archaeological Museum of Abruzzo set up in the town park in the neoclassical style villa’s , the Museum of Art “Costantino Barbella”, the palace Martinelli-Bianchi, with the exhibition of frescoes, paintings and ceramics, and the Museum of sacred art of Ortona. The city of Vasto is composed of two urban centers: Vasto Town – the historical part – and Vasto Marina, the new residential and commercial center. Destination for beach tourism, to visit are the Cathedral of St. Joseph dating from the thirteenth century; Palazzo D’Avalos, home to the archaeological museum and art gallery and the Castle Caldoresco. While, in Atessa we recommend the Pillar of St. Christopher, on top of the eponymous hill, the Cathedral of San Leucio and the Santa Croce church, in addition to many palaces remaining in the country as Palazzo Coccia-Ferri, Palazzo Spaventa, Casa De Marco and Palazzo Marcolongo. Finally, in Lanciano you can admire the Civic Archaeological Museum, the Museum Diocesano of Lancaster and the Burgundian-Cistercian church of Santa Maria Maggiore with its impressive rose window.

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