Schiavi d'Abruzzo, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo

Located below the summit of Monte Pizzuto (1290 m), above the loop of the river Trigno and the Sente stream. A picturesque flight of steps leads to the "rotonda", a green plateau offering a splendid view.


  • Altitude: 1172m a.s.l
  • Distance from Chieti: 112 km
  • Population: ca. 990 inhabitants in 2010
  • Postal code: 66045
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0873
  • Frazioni: Badia, Cannavina, Casali, Cupello, Salce, San Martino, Taverna, Valli, Valloni
  • How to reach it: by motorway, A14 exit Vasto Nord or Vasto Sud; by road, SS 86 from Vasto or SS 650 from Vasto.


Several human settlements (pre-Roman, Roman and medieval), are recorded in the area. Mentioned for the first time with the name Schavis or Sclavi in the Libro delle Decime (=Book of Tithes) at the beginning of the 14th century, the place belonged up to the late 18th century to the Caracciolo from San Buono.

What to see

  • The church of St. Maurizio, with a stone facade and baroque portal and interior
  • The remains of two Italic temples at Colle della Torre, one dating from the late 3rd century BC, the other from the early 1st century BC.

Events and Festivities

  • August: Truffle Festival
  • September 22: Feast of St. Maurizio
  • September 23: Feast of St. Emidio.
Ancient photograph contributed by L. Ninni
Ancient Schiavi

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