Castel Frentano

Castel Frentano is a comune and town in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Castel Frentano
Comune di Castel Frentano

Coat of arms
Location of Castel Frentano
Castel Frentano
Location of Castel Frentano in Italy
Castel Frentano
Castel Frentano (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°12′N 14°21′E
ProvinceChieti CH)
FrazioniCiommi, Colle Ceraso, Crocetta, Feltrino, Lentesco, Pera, Pietragrossa, Porrechi, San Rocco, San Vincenzo, Trastulli
  MayorPatrizia De Santis Ciarrapico
  Total21 km2 (8 sq mi)
400 m (1,300 ft)
 (1 January 2008)[2]
  Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0872
Patron saintSt. Stephen
Saint day3 August
WebsiteOfficial website

During World War II, the town was liberated by the New Zealand Army (2nd New Zealand Division) on 2 December 1943.

It is known for bocconotto, a typical dessert.

Main sights

  • Church of St. Stephen, built in the late 13th and early 14th century, but rebuilt in the 18th century in neo-Classicist style
  • Church of Santa Maria della Selva
  • Church of San Rocco
  • Palazzo Vergilj
  • Palazzo Crognale
  • 14th century defensive walls

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