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Montesilvano (Italian pronunciation: [ˌmontesilˈvaːno]) is a city and comune of the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Abruzzo often called Mare-Monti (Sea-Mountain) region. The name Montesilvano is apparently derived from the Latin which means woody hill (woods - silva).

Montesilvano
Città di Montesilvano
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Montesilvano
Coat of arms
Location of Montesilvano
Montesilvano is located in Italy
Montesilvano
Montesilvano
Location of Montesilvano in Italy
Montesilvano is located in Abruzzo
Montesilvano
Montesilvano
Montesilvano (Abruzzo)
Coordinates: 42°30′51″N 14°8′58″E / 42.51417°N 14.14944°E / 42.51417; 14.14944Coordinates: 42°30′51″N 14°8′58″E / 42.51417°N 14.14944°E / 42.51417; 14.14944
CountryItaly
RegionAbruzzo
ProvincePescara (PE)
FrazioniColonnetta, Case di Pietro, Fossonono, Mazzocco, Montesilvano Colle, Montesilvano Spiaggia, Santa Venere, Trave, Villa Verlengia, Villa Canonico, Villa Carmine, Villa Verrocchio
Government
 • MayorOttavio De Martinis (Lega[2])
Area
 • Total23.57 km2 (9.10 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2015)[4]
 • Total53,738[1]
Demonym(s)Montesilvanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
65015 - 65016
Dialing code085
Patron saintSant'Antonio di Padova
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

The city is located on the Adriatic Sea and offers a wide choice of accommodation ( numerous hotels on the beach, rental flats, B&B) and entertainment both for Italian and foreign tourists. Famous also for its long ,flat sandy beach where on September 7, 2019, 30,000 fans attended the Jova Beach Party. Montesilvano offers great Sea-food Restaurants and many Restaurants that serve Arrosticini( lamb-meat skewers). Montesilvano is located 1 1/2 hour drive from numerous skiing resorts. Strategically connected to a highway that can take you to Rome in 2 hours, Venice in 5 hours drive. Also close to the Liberi Airport and a high-speed Train station that can take you to Milan in 4 hours on a Freccia Rossa for $15. At Pescara train station you can also find busses that take you to the Rome's Airport for $ 24.

Montesilvano is situated immediately north of Pescara, to which it is physically connected. Montesilvano is divided into Montesilvano Marina and Montesilvano Colle. The first is the lively, crowded seaside resort; the second the original medieval comune and citadel. The mouth of the Saline river is directly north of the town.

AdministrationEdit

The Italian local elections, 2019 saw Ottavio De Martinis standing for Lega elected as the Mayor of Montesilvano.[2][5]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". Istat - Istituto Nazionale di Statistica. Retrieved 20 June 2016. (follow Italia Meridionale / Abruzzo / Pescara / Montesilvano)
  2. ^ a b "Amministrazione comunale Montesilvano". Tuttitalia.it (in Italian).
  3. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Elezioni Comunali 2014 - Comune di Montesilvano Liste e risultati". Repubblica.it (in Italian).