Popoli

Popoli is a borough of about 5000 inhabitants in the Province of Pescara. In 1269 Charles I of Angevin allotted Popoli in Dukes Cantelmo’s feud who held the govern until 1749. Then it was governed by the Princes of Montemiletto to 1806, when feudalism was abolished in the Kingdom of Naples. During World War II, Popoli was bombed twice by the Royal Air Force and had many casualties.

In Popoli there is the Nature Reserve of Capo Pescara and some sulphureous waters spa. The main monuments of the medieval borough are: Ducal Tavern (XIV century, Dukes Cantelmo’s residence); Saint Francesco Church (XV century); Church of Saints Lorenzo e Biagio (XVI century); Church of Holy Trinity (XVI century) and the Castle of the Cantelmo Dukes (around IX century).

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