ATRI

Hatria, that like Vasto was founded by the Illiri in the XI sec. b.C., derives from Hatranus or Hadranus, illiric divinity.
The city made part of a confederation sided oppose Rome but later annexed itself to the republic at the beginnig of the III sec. (289 a.C.) becoming Roman town hall.
Under the Longobards, Atri made part of the Ducato di Spoleto and in XII century was an important fief of Conti d' Apruzio. In the wars between Guelfi and Ghibellines sided with the first and, as consequence of this, in 1251 Pope Innocenzo IV instituted the Diocese.
In 1395, Atri was sold for 35,000 ducati to the Count of S. Flaviano Antonio Acquaviva, whose family was become related with the Aragoneses.
In the 1757 the city went under the dominion of the Reign of Naples, until the moment in which it entered into the Reign of Italy.

Artistic jewel of the city is the Cathedral Basilica of “S. Maria Assunta” in Romanesque-Gothic style, built up between 1264 and 1305, which keeps a cycle of frescoes of the regionale artist Andrea De Litio (XV sec.). Other churches to visit are S.Reparata, S.Agostino, S.Andrea, S.Giovanni Batiste, S.Francesco, S. Chiara and S.Nicola.

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Abruzzo region of Italy

 

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