The Municipality

                                                      Comune (Municipality) – Torricella Peligna

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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.

Context 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
Colle Rotondo
Colle Zingaro
Coste Mulino
Madonna del Roseto
Passo Scuro
Pietra S. Angelo
Piana della Barche
Pietro Ciferine
Ripa Bianca
S. Giusta
S. Pietro
S. Venanzo
Selva Grossa
Solagne Di Pennadomo
Stazzo Dei Cavalli
Tre Confini
Valle Verdura
Villa Roseta

Sindaci di Torricella Peligna 
Mayors of Torricella Peligna