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Numerous archaeological remains dating back to 5000 B.C testify that Colonella, a little town cradled on top of a high hill near the Tronto river, has been inhabited ever since prehistoric times.

The village has conserved up to today its original architectural late Middle-Ages structure. A long and characteristic Stairway, symbol of the village, leads to the historical centre where the16th-century Clock tower, “la Torre dell'Orologio”, stands.

The historical centre stretches between narrow lanes, mediaeval palaces and evocative squares. Among the sites worth visiting are the ancient palazzo Marzii (16th century), the recently restored 18th-century palazzo Pardi and the palazzo Municipale bearing a 1914 bronze image of Giordano Bruno on its façade.

Constructed between the late 18th and the early 19th century, the parish Church of the Santi Cipriano e Giustina conserves a wooden statue of the Madonna del suffragio (probably dating from 1700) and a precious 1833 organ composed of 27 pipes.

Two ancient Roman fountains have been preserved in neighbouring hamlets: the “Fonte Vecchia” (recently restored)  in Giardino and “Fonte Ottone” in San Martino.

The territory around Colonella, characterised by particularly low rainfall, has always been known as the land of good wines. For this reason vineyards of montepulciano, trebbiano and passerina spread all around the village; the passerina is a local variety that is predominantly present within the Province of Teramo. The inscription to the association “Città del Vino” represents a great asset for this small town; this nation wide association brings together 300 Italian towns to promote tourism linked to wine.

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