Teramo and its territory

Between the sea and the mountains, just twenty kilometers from the Adriatic coast and forty from the Gran Sasso, rises Teramo, the capital city of the province, nestled between two rivers, the Tordino and the Vezzola, from which the Latin name of Interamnia (" city between two rivers).

The origins of the city are very ancient: it was probably founded by the Phoenicians who gave it the name of Petrut ("elevated place surrounded by water"). With the conquest of the Romans, the city experienced its golden age, first as a municipality, then as a colony under the emperors Augustus and Hadrian. Traces of Roman domination still remain today, the most important of which are the theater and the amphitheater, as well as the remains of several domus. The medieval era marked the decline of Teramo, sacked by barbarian populations and the scene of bloody disputes between families and powerful lords. The extreme northern territory of the Kingdom of Naples, the city followed its fate until its annexation to the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.

The territory of the province of Teramo presents landscapes and environments of high naturalistic value: the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, the Torre di Cerrano Marine Park, the Borsacchio Reserve, the golden beaches of the Adriatic; the fertile countryside dotted with vineyards and olive groves; the green hills and lush forests; the rocky peaks of the highest peaks of the Apennines. There are countless historical-artistic itineraries to discover some of the most beautiful villages in Abruzzo (for example Civitella del Tronto, Campli, Castelli, Pietracamela, Atri, Giulianova) and religious destinations that know how to combine spirituality and culture. A land with a great food and wine tradition, Teramo preserves and hands down delicious dishes that enhance one of the most popular typical cuisines of the country.

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