San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore

San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore (about 2000 inhabitants) is located in the province of Pescara, on a hill 450 meters above sea level overlooking the valley of the Pescara river. It was founded in 1006 to prevent barbarian invasions. In the municipal area were discovered prehistoric and Italic settlements.

The main attractions are the Cathedral of Saints Valentino and Damiano (XVIII century), the Church of St. Antonio (XVII century), the churches of St. Donato, St. Nicola (1596), Madonna of the Cross and St. Rocco, the Farnese Castle and the Museum of Fossils and Amber.

On 9th, 10th and 11th September, St. Emidio, St. Nicholas and St. Valentino and Damiano are respectively celebrated. On 17th January it is celebrated St. Antonio. The Good Friday procession is particularly striking, but the most typical celebration of Valentino is the feast of San Martin, between 10th and 11th November, so-called the feast of the cuckolds.

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