Caramanico Terme

Caramanico Terme
Comune di Caramanico Terme

Coat of arms
Caramanico Terme

Location of Caramanico Terme in Italy

Coordinates: 42°09′N 14°0′E / 42.150°N 14.000°E / 42.150; 14.000
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Pescara (PE)
Frazioni De Contra, San Nicolao, San Tommaso, San Vittorino, Santa Croce, Sant'Elia, Scagnano
  Mayor Mario Mazzocca
  Total 84.55 km2 (32.64 sq mi)
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (2010)
  Total 2,030
  Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Caramanichesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 65023
Dialing code 085
Website Official website

Caramanico Terme is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy, situated near the confluence of the Orfento and Orta rivers, on a hilltop between the Monte Morrone and the Majella mountains.


The town takes its name from either cara, meaning rock, or from arimannia, a Lombard establishment in the late Middle Ages. Then the name Terme was added in 1960 because of the presence of a spa nearby.

The present settlement is recorded since Lombard times. Then it underwent a remarkable development in the 14th-15th centuries, under the D'Aquino family, and in that period many important monuments were built.

In 1706 an earthquake nearby destroyed the town.

The surname "Caramanica" may have originated from this area.[1]

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