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What to see in Chieti - What to visit in Chieti


Chieti is a concentration of art, culture and history. Although for the most it is not the typical destination of a trip out door, but if you like cities of art, it is a place to be inserted in the next possible destinations. Chieti offers the advantage of being a fairly small town, which you can visit without any problems on foot.
It can also be a strategic half as a base to visit many enchanting places a short distance away, including some of the most beautiful beaches in Abruzzo, Majella National Park and little by little Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park. There are so many things to see that we list among which we list:


Roman Amphitheatre of Chieti


Anfiteatro romano di ChietiThe Amphitheatre of Teate Marrucinorum (the ancient Chieti) dates back to the first century AD. and was built at the foot of the Acropolis. The original structure, now part of the Civitella Archaeological Park, is easily recognizable thanks to the presence of the wall that delimited the arena (podium) in beaten earth and elliptical shape. The amphitheatre was built at the behest of Marco Vettio Marcello, imperial prosecutor of the city, and his wife Elvidia Priscilla, remembered by many historians, including Pliny... Continue reading on the Roman Amphitheatre of Chieti.


Templi Romani di Chieti

Templi romanid di ChietiIn the homonymous square of Chieti (Piazza dei Templi Romani) there is another interesting archaeological area of the city, that of the Roman Temples of the Giulio-Claudia period. Three small temples probably dedicated to the cult of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. The Temples currently visible date back to the 3rd century BC. although the area on which they were built was worshiped in the V-IV century BC...Read on the Roman temples of Chieti.


Piazza Gian Battista Vico


Piazza Gian Battista VicoThe central and elegant Piazza Gian Battista Vico, presents on the left side the particular building of the Chamber of Commerce in eclectic style, born as Palazzo dell' Economia Corporativa in 1930 designed by the architect Camillo Guerra, flanked in the design of the structures and in the direction of the works by engineer Giuseppe Florio. Characterized by a bold mixture of styles ranging from the late Gothic styles, for the architectural decoration aspects to the Renaissance ones for the structure, it preserves a rich decorative apparatus typical of the Fascist era. It is worth noting the formal affinity of the portico with that of the Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria. The other side of the square is also overlooked by Palazzo Croce, whose imposing size of the noble floors is lightened by the high portico of the ground floor, and on the short sides by the elegant Palazzo Fasoli of the XXIX elegantly decorated windows and the Church of San Domenico.


Museo archeologico nazionale

archeologia ChietiDal 1959 ha sede nella neoclassica Villa Frigeri, inserita nell’area verde della Villa comunale. Rappresenta la più importante raccolta archeologica d’Abruzzo, conosciuta a livello internazionale per il Guerriero di Capestrano del VI secolo a.C. (nella foto), stele funeraria di eccezionale importanza per lo studio delle popolazioni italiche o sannitiche, che si stanziarono sul territorio prima dell’invasione romana.  Documenta la cultura dell'Abruzzo antico dalla protostoria alla tarda età imperiale, ed una raccolta di monete dal IV al XIX secolo...Continua a leggere: Museo archeologico nazionale a Chieti

Villa comunale, 3. Tel. 0871 330955. Visitabile tutti i giorni dalle 9.00 alle 19.00. Visite guidate su prenotazione.


National archaeological museum

archeologia ChietiSince 1959 the National archaeological museum (Museo Srcheologico Nazionale) has been housed in the neoclassical Villa Frigeri, inserted in the green area of the Villa Comunale. It represents the most important archaeological collection in Abruzzo, known internationally for the Capestrano Warrior of the 6th century BC. (in the photo), funeral stele of exceptional importance for the study of the Italic or sannitic populations, who settled on the territory before the Roman invasion. Documents the culture of ancient Abruzzo from protohistory to the late imperial age, and a collection of coins from the fourth to the nineteenth century... Read more: National archaeological museum in Chieti.

Municipal villa, 3. Tel. 0871 330955. Visited every day from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm. Guided tours by appointment only.


Art Museum Constantito Barbella

Barbella ChietiLocated in the seventeenth-century Palazzo Martinetti-Bianchi, it houses works of art dating from the fourteenth to the twentieth century. It is named after the sculptor Costantino Barbella (XIX century), of whom it exhibits terracotta sculptures representing characters and scenes from the agricultural world of Abruzzo. A staccato fresco of the Sienese school, depicting a Madonna and Child (XIV century), the table with Saint attributed to Francesco da Montereale (XVI century) and the preparatory drawing for the Massacre of the Innocents by Luca Giordano; in addition, the works of six-seventeenth-century landscapers, by Raffaele Ferrara and Nicola De Laurentis, neoclassical theatine artists, and with regard to what regards. The museum also has a collection of contemporary works from the different editions of the Michetti Prize (established in 1947). The collection of majolica tiles from the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, made by the Castelli manufactures, is of great importance.

Palazzo Martinetti Bianchi. Via C. De Lollis, 10. Tel. 0871 330873. Visiting hours: Tuesday and Thursday at 9.00 a. m. to 1.00 p. m. and 4.00 p. m. to 7.00 p. m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 9.00 a. m. to 1.00 p. m.; every first Sunday of the month at 9.00 a. m. to 12.00 p. m.; closed Monday and Sunday.



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