Pineto

Infobox CityIT
official_name = Comune di Pineto
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elevation_m = 4
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area_total_km2 = 37.69
population_footnotes =
population_as_of = 01-01-2007 "(ISTAT)"
population_total = 14089
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population_density_km2 = 374
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gentilic = Pinetesi
telephone = 085
postalcode = 64025
frazioni = Borgo Santa Maria, Colle Morino, Croce Ferretti, Mutignano, Scerne, Torre Cerrano, Torre San Rocco
saint = Sant'Agnese
day = 21 January
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mapy = #expr:14 + 4 / 60.0
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native_name = Pineto
name = Pineto
website = http://www.comune.pineto.te.it/

Pineto is a town and comune in Teramo province in the Abruzzo region of eastern Italy. It is a 20th century seaside resort on the Adriatic coast, with sandy beaches shaded by pine trees that give their name to the town.

Geography

Pineto is known as one of the "Sette Sorelle" ("Seven Sisters"), seven Adriatic beach resorts in Teramo province; from north to south they are Martinsicuro, Alba Adriatico, Tortoreto, Giulianova, Roseto degli Abruzzo, Pineto and Silvi Marina. Pineto's beaches have received the "Blue Flag" (by the Foundation for Environmental Education - signifying water quality) in many years including 2007.

The Tower of Cerrano ("Torre di Cerrano") is 2 km from the town centre, at the town's southern border with Silvi Marina. It was built in the 16th century by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V (1500-1558) as a watch tower to guard against attacks from the Turks and others based in what is now Croatia, 100 km across the Adriatic. Today, the tower houses a modern sea-biology laboratory. Future plans for this location by the Ministry of Environment, the Administration of the Province, the Administration of the City and the University of Teramo include a Sea Park.

D'Annunzio Street houses the patrician neo-classical style residences of Villa Marucci, Villa Pretaroli, Villa Caccianini and Villa Padula in Venetian syle.

History

In front of the "Torre di Cerrano" lie remains of the port used by the Roman town of Adria (now Atri), which is up in the hills behind Mutignano. Mutignano is a hill town and former "capoluogo" of the area, that grew up in the shadow of Atri. The town has a 15th century Romanesque church dedicated to San Silvestro, and a baroque church of San Antonio. San Silvestro contains a mural, "Tavola San Silvestro e sue storie", painted by the artist Andrea De Litio who is believed to have been born in Abruzzo.

Up to this point, there had been no building down by the sea since Roman times. Things started to change with the arrival of the "smooth sea road" in the early 1800s, which prompted the Filiani family to build a summer residence, the Villa Filiani. [V. De Lauretiis, F. Mattucci, L. Lipari "Pineto Una Città Verde Sul Mare" is the source for most of the History section.] With the arrival of the Adriatic railway in 1860, this became the headquarters of their agricultural estates and industrial interests. There was much discussion whether the station should be in Atri or in the "comune" of Mutignano; Giacinto Filiani granted land for the construction of the Atri-Mutignano station and the prosperity of the area was ensured. Filiani built shops at the station approach, and a small community developed, but there was relatively little residential development until after World War I.

In the early 1920's Luigi Filiani decided to develop the area as a beach resort, enhanced by the planting of pine trees. Despite opposition from the then mayor of Mutignano, in May 1923 he received a concession from the Maritime Agency to plant a pine wood that would revert to the State after 25 years. Filiani levelled the ground and planted 2000 umbrella pines ("Pinus pinea") along the beach. He went on to plant pine trees, holm oaks and laurel on the surrounding hills.

Hitherto, the coast between the Filiani house and "Torre di Cerrano" was variously known as Atri-Mutignano or Villa Filiani. Inspired by the poem "La Poggia nel Pineto" ("Rain in the Pinewood") by Gabriele d'Annunzio, Filiani changed the name to Pineto in 1925. In 1929 it replaced Mutignano as "capoluogo" of the "comune".

Culture

As a relatively new town, Pineto does not contain ancient churches, palazzos or other antiquities. However the ancient town of Mutignano above the hills overlooking Pineto is a place of traditional village festivals and feasts. Mutignano offers traditional village festivals and feasts: in summer there takes place the famous one of St. Mary, at the first Sunday of August which lasts for three days. Along the town streets one can find distinctive wall paintings which show scenes of the life in town.

Demographics

Notes and references


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