Comune (Municipality) – Torricella Peligna
|Municipio, Via Raffaele Paolucci, 3
66019 Torricella Peligna, Chieti, Italia
tel. +39 0872-969412
fax. +39 0872 -969681
|Population: 1520 (2008 census)
Mayor: Tiziano Teti
Municipal Clerk: Salvatore Marmo
|Camera 1 – From Town Hall
Camera 2 – From the Church of San Giacomo
|For more demographic information, click here.
Torricellans use the word “comune” and municipio’ in several contexts, each seeming to have a somewhat different equivalent in English. Following is our best understanding of the various contexts and our Americanized English equivalent.
|The entire entity of Torricella Peligna, including everything it encompasses (geography, culture, people, governance, etc)
||Town or municipality.
|The town government. For example, one may be elected or appointed to the ‘Comune’, to the ‘Municipio’
||Town Council, municipality
|The building that houses the town government; where the town’s administrative offices and officers are. For example, the records are kept in the Comune, the Municipio.
||Town Hall , Municipal Building
The municipality of Torricella is composed of Torricella and a number of other named districts. There are thirty of these districts, see below. Some of these areas are called “frazione’, others ‘contrada’, ‘localita’, and ‘rione’. To our knowledge, these are not independent in any sense. They may have arisen from smaller settlements which over time were incorporated into the ‘comune’. We are not yet clear on the meaning or origin of these words so we will (temporarily?) call them ‘hamlets’ in English.
Colle del Ponte
|Madonna del Roseto
Pietra S. Angelo
Piana della Barche
Solagne Di Pennadomo
Stazzo Dei Cavalli
Sindaci di Torricella Peligna
Mayors of Torricella Peligna