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Francavilla Al Mare

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Francavilla a Mare is a comune and town in the Province of Chieti, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. As of 2012, its population was 23,879.HistoryAncient era and Medieval periodThe area was inhabited since prehistory, and early remains have been found at St. Cecilia. In 1162 the village was granted immunity from taxes for 12 years, and this episode also gave origin to the name "Francavilla" (meaning "free town").16th century and the Turkish attackThe harbour was a flourishing commercial key point in the Adriatic Sea, but in the 16th century was plundered by Turkish troops. The town was held by families such as the Caracciolo and D'Avalos in the following centuries.19th century: D'Annunzio and MichettiIn the late 19th century Francavilla was already a well known seaside resort and the seat of an artistic literary circle with relevant figures as Francesco Paolo Michetti, Gabriele D'Annunzio, F.P. Tosti, who met at the "Conventino", in the former monastery of Santa Maria di Gesù.In 1944 the center was destroyed by Americans and Nazi. Only Michetti convent is conserved between the city is totally built from new.GeographyThe municipality, included in the urban area of Pescara, borders with Chieti, Miglianico, Ortona, Pescara, Ripa Teatina, San Giovanni Teatino and Torrevecchia Teatina.
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