The History

Among the pleasant hills of Val Vibrata, located between Monti della Laga and the Adriatic Sea, rises Torano Nuovo, named after Turan the Etruscan goddess of fertility and beauty whose splendor is still incarnated in this ancient village.

A characteristic of Val Vibrata is the "Pinciare" or "Pinciaie". These are over two thousand rural dwellings made of earth, wood and straw, built at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, although it is known that these buildings date as far back as the 17th Century. The roofs made of wooden beams and reeds were then covered by brick tiles, known as "pincio", after which the dwellings were named.

In 2010 a touristic route known as "The road of the Pinciaie" was opened to the public. It is an interesting walk during which you can discover the ruins of these historical buildings, while admiring the natural beauty of the Vibratiano territory.

Torano Nuovo, situated on a hill at 241mt above sea level, offers one of the most enchanting and picturesque views of the province. Surrounded by valleys and knolls, dotted by well-kept cottages and luxuriant vineyards, it is renowned for its vine cultivation and wine production, which has been famous since ancient times. In fact, such is the importance of the wine production that Torano Nuovo has been named the Capital of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. The rich assortment of Torano's typical products includes cured meats and hams, spelt, ancient grains, cheeses and honey. Thanks to all its typical food and wine, it certainly deserves the title of "Land of Taste".

Other must see places are the churches such as the Parish church Madonna delle Grazie, San Massimo in Varano, San Martino di Torri. Is worth visiting also La Piazzetta and the Sacred Art Museum.

Teramo, the capital city of the province is another place worth visiting. It is of ancient origin and has remains of the Roman period up to Medieval times, and also the Bourbon fortress of Civitella del Tronto is of a great interest.


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