Fara Filiorum Petri

Fara Filiorum Petri, about 2,000 inhabitants, is located in the province of Chieti, on a hill 200 m above sea level between the Foro and Vesola Sant’Angelo river valleys, on the slopes of the Majella. The name Fara indicates the Lombard origin of the village. The name Filiorum Petri, from the Benedictine monks who called themselves “sons of Peter”, was added in the Middle Ages to distinguish it from other Faras.

Places of interest are the churches of San Salvatore, Madonna del Ponte e and Sant’Antonio Abate, the ruins of the church of Sant’Eufemia, the suggestive underground military tunnels.

On 16-17 January the festival of farchie (bonfires) is celebrates in Fara Filiorum Petri.

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