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The origins of Chieti are ancient; according to the legend it was Achille to found the center. In the 1000 city divenne understood them of the marrucini, warlike people who placed side by side to the Roman against Pirro and Hannibal and then defied Rome to flank of the Sanniti. In the full phase of the Empire, divenne municipium and became rich of numerous monuments. From that moment it began a phase of decline that concluded with is besieged of Pipino in year 801.

It was annexed to the Ducato di Spoleto assumed an important role of bastion of southern frontier of the Empire. The maximum splendor came caught up with Carl that it designated understood it them of the Abruzzi Citra, the territory to the right of the Pescara river. Although the rise of the city of the Aquila limited its reputation, divenne in the XV sec metropoli of the Abruzzi, with right to mint own currency.

In the 600 and the 700 one reaffirmed like cultural center for the presence of the Scolopi and the shepherds arcadi of the colony of Tegea and for the presence of marquis Romualdo de Sterlich.

Chieti has approximately 56000 inhabitants and rises on a hill to right of the Pescara river to little kilometers from the Adriatic sea. The civic coat of arms Achille filler to horse, than with the left hand resists a shield, on which the four keys appear symbol of the doors of the ancient one lived. It accommodates important industrial activities like that metal and mechanics, vetraria, paper manifacturing, alimentary and agricultural (grape, cereals, tobacco) and is enough flourishing the tourism.

To Chieti 17 January the Festivity of S. is kept Antonio, with drammatizzazione of the temptations that poor to hard the Saint in the desert tries. The Way Crucis that snoda for the roads of the historical center, with sung alone male voices and accompanied Miserere from one hundred violini, is considered the manifestation of the Saint Friday (you open them) more ancient of Italy.
The processione leaves from the Cathedral of Saint Giustino and it is carried out immutata in its enitential customs of controriformista origin and in its trophies of pregio artistic.
The day 11 May is the Festivity of S. Giustino, patron of Chieti, while the 26 July to the Festivity of S. Anna and happens the characteristic dance of the pupa.

The main public square of Chieti is Public square Vittorio Emanuele II. The structure of odierna the church, dedicated to the city patron S. Giustino, laughed them to XI the century. Practically reconstructed in the 300 and then more times ritoccata, the Cathedral of S. Giustino has been completed in medieval shapes in XX the century.

Its bell tower, work of Bartolomeo di Giacomo completed to aim 400 from Antonio from Praises (bell cell), dominates to the city panorama (Public square Vittorio Emanuele II is the elevated point more of the city).
The inside is to Latin cross, with three covered navate widths from times.
Two perrons immettono in cripta to irregular plant, mail under the presbiterio, where recent restorations have brought back to the light fragments of fresco of the Xii-xiii century.
From cripta can be approached the Nail head of the rich Suffragio of putties seicenteschi.
On the public square they show also the classic municipal Palace and the Palace of Justice, in gotico style pseudo. From the public square it is enjoyed a wide panorama on the Maiella, the Great Pebble and the sea.

The center of Chieti is cut from Marrucino Course, road dedicated to takes a walk in porticata part. Along the course s' they meet the baroque church of S. Domenico, the Maruccino Theatre, placed side by side from Palace Jacks, and the Church of S. Francisco of the Shoe, than conserve the rosone of the primitiva duecentesca construction.
Other city monuments are the Church of S. Giovanni of the Cappuccini, with burlaps of the school of Paul Veronese, Door Pescara, only survivor between the doors of the town-walls building, Tower of the Toppi, on the same via, of 400 origin but heavy broken, the Palace of the diocesano Seminary, with beautiful loggia 500, finally the Tower of the Archiepiscopal Palace (XV century), adorned to the top from cupels in maiolica.

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