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Notaresco

Notaresco, (Teramo)
Notaresco is a town and commune in the Teramo province in the Abruzzo region of eastern central Italy. It has population of just under 7000. The patron saint of Notaresco is San Gennaro.The sister city of Notaresco is Plonsk in Poland. Adjacent communes include Atri, Castellalto, Cellino Attanasio, Morro d'Oro, Mosciano Sant'Angelo, and Roseto degli Abruzzi.Conclusive evidence documents the existence of the town in the early centuries of the Christian era. The layout of the town is typical of a medieval settlement which includes thick city walls accompanied by high and narrow windows. From the 14th to the 18th century Notaresco fell under the rule of the Acquaviva family.AttractionsChurch of San Rocco - contains a 16th-century terracotta of the Virgin Mary.Church of San Clemente al Vomano - built in the 9th century and was largely replaced by a 12th-century structure. The church altar is decorated with precious stones. Above the altar rests a work by the famous sculptor Roberto di Ruggero.Archaeological museum G. Romualdi - containing fragments of neolithic and paleolithic cooking utensils, burial urns, and weapons. Nearby, in the area known as Grasciano, lie the ruins of a Roman villa.Notable citizensGiuseppe Devincenzi (1814–1903), politician and agronomistIgnazio Rozzi (1795–1870), naturalistGiuseppe Romualdi (1877–1943), writerRenato Pirocchi (1933–2002), race car driverFestivitiesEaster Monday - the Feast of Maria Corredentrice1-15 August: International Tournament of "Bocce"19 September - the Feast of San GennaroReferences

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