Loreto Aprutino

Loreto Aprutino

Infobox CityIT
official_name = Comune di Loreto Aprutino
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elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 307
area_footnotes =
area_total_km2 = 59
population_footnotes =
population_as_of = 01-01-2007
population_total = 7675
pop_density_footnotes =
population_density_km2 = 130
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gentilic = Loretesi, Lauretani, Rotesi
telephone = 085
postalcode = 65014
frazioni = Acquamorta, Belvedere, Bufarale, Burlesco, Camposacro, Cancelli, Cardito, Cartiera, Casafora, Castelluccio, Cecalupo, Collatuccio, Collecera, Collefreddo, Collepalma, Colle Carpini, Colle Cavaliere, Colle Ospedale, Cordano, Cupello, Farina, Ferrauto, Fiorano, Fiume, Fontemaggio, Fonte Murata, Fornace, Galliano, Gallo, Gomma, Lauriana, Madonna degli Angeli, Moscone, Muretto, Palazzo, Pallante, Pantano, Passo Cordone, Paterno, Piano della morte, Poggio Ragone, Pozzelle, Pretore, Pretosa, Remartello, Rielli, Rotacesta, Sablanico, Saletto, Salmacina, San Domenico, San Giovanni, San Pellegrino, San Quirico, Santa Maria in Piano, Scannella inferiore, Scannella Superiore, Scrizzetto, Sgariglia, Silvi, Valle Passeri, Valle Stella, Vicenne, Villa Erminia
saint = San Zopito
day = Monday after Pentecost
mapx = #expr:42 + 26 / 60.0
mapy = #expr:13 + 59 / 60.0
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native_name = Loreto Aprutino
name = Loreto Aprutino
website = http://www.comune.loretoaprutino.pe.it/

Loreto Aprutino is a comune and town in the Province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.

History

The Roman town on this site was called Laurentum, because of the many bay laurels ("laurus") that grew in the area. The modern town grew up around a castle and Benedictine abbey in the 11th century. In the Middle Ages many of the characteristic buildings of the city were built, with one particularly notable example being the parish church of San Pietro Apostolo.

In 1863, after the unification of Italy, the adjective "Aprutino" was added to the name of the town to distinguish it from several other towns in Italy: in Ancona province, in Asti province, in Novara province, and two separate towns in Perugia province.

Economy

The production of olive oil is a mainstay of the local economy.

Festivals

Each spring on the first Monday after Pentecost, the city celebrates the Festa di San Zopito and a parade is held. A child, dressed all in white and wearing a crown of flowers, rides a white ox that is decorated with colored ribbons on its horns and a red mantle bearing an image of San Zopito.

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