San Vito Chietino

San Vito Chietino
Comune di San Vito Chietino

Coat of arms
San Vito Chietino

Location of San Vito Chietino in Italy

Coordinates: 42°18′N 14°27′E / 42.300°N 14.450°E / 42.300; 14.450
Country Italy
Region Abruzzo
Province / Metropolitan city Chieti (CH)
Frazioni Anticaglia, Balsamate, Bufara, Castellana, Cese, Cintioni, Colle Capuano, Foresta, Mancini, Melogranato, Murata Alta, Murata Bassa, Paolini, Passo Tucci, Pontoni, Portelle, Quercia del Corvo, Rapanice, Renazzo, San Fino, San Rocco Vecchio, Sant'Apollinare, Sciutico, Strutte, Valle Ienno, Vicende
  Mayor Rocco Catenaro
  Total 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (31 December 2009[1])
  Total 5,326
  Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sanvitesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 66038
Dialing code 0872
Patron saint St. Vitus
Saint day 15 June
Website Official website

San Vito Chietino is a town and comune in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.


The town is bordered by Frisa, Lanciano, Ortona, Rocca San Giovanni, Treglio and Fossacesia.


Trabucco of San Vito

The town is home to the "La Costa dei Trabocchi". Trabocchi are giant wooden platforms built since 1400, in the middle of the sea. They can be seen from the town of Ortona to Fossacesia. For local fisherman this was one of the method to fish abundant catch for the residents.

Famous residents

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