CARUNCHIO

Not far away from Vasto, defended on a hill at 465 meters of height, Carunchio rises on the Treste torrent's valley nearby the National Park of the Majella. The name derives from its vocation to agriculture: Carunca, variation of the word Carruca, means in fact plough.
Historically the country appears for the first time in 1173 in a papal bull that defines the borders of the diocese of Chieti and includes in it the “ecclesia sancte Marie de Carunchi”. It seems confirmed that the village was found in a different position and that the inhabitants moved upstream in order to defend themselves from the continuous Saracene invasions happened during the Middle Ages.
Carunchio was then Avalos', Marinelli's and Caracciolo's fief.

Of the medieval fief remain the town-walls and two doors: Porta Coluccia and Porta Nocicchia. The visit winds for the alleys of the village in order to arrive to the Church of S. Giovanni Batista, with a baroque organ dating back to 1600 and S. Maria del Purgatorio ('500, then restored in XVIII sec.). Interesting also the palaces of Carunchio: Palazzo Castelli, that represents the primary nucleus of the original medieval village and Palazzo Turdò.

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