Atessa, (Chieti)
Atessa is a town in Abruzzo, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Chieti.HistoryAccording to some historian, Atessa's origins date to the 5th century AD.Main sightsColumn of St. Christopher (1657)Cathedral of St. Leucius, founded in 874, but restored in 1312. It has nave and five aisles, two of which added in 1750. The brickwork façade, restored to its Gothic appearance in 1935, has a medieval rose window. The interior is in Baroque style.Church of Santa Croce, founded in the 7th century but remade as a rectangular hall in the 14th century and again with a nave and two aisles in the 18th century. It has a Norman-style façade with a Gothic portal and a rose window. The interior is in Baroque style.Remains of the medieval walls and gates of St. Michael (7th century) and of St. Margaret (6th or 11th century)IndustryThe Sevel Sud Italo-French consortium plant, manufacturing the Fiat Ducato and the PSA's equivalent vans, is located in Atessa's territory. Also, the Japanese manufacturer Honda has a factory that produces scooters and engines.ReferencesExternal linksCity of Atessa (Italian)

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