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Controguerra is a communal city in the Province of Teramo in the Abruzzo Region. It rises on the hills of Val Vibrata where Abruzzo borders the Marche.

Get in[edit]

It is 35 km away from Teramo and 25 km from Ascoli Piceno.

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By car[edit]

A14 motorway, San Benedetto del Tronto - Ascoli Piceno exit; from here for a short stretch on the Ascoli Piceno - Porto d'Ascoli motorway link towards Ascoli until reaching the Monsampaolo del Tronto exit; then provincial road 1 of the Tronto and 1A connection for Controguerra.

By train[edit]

Italian traffic signs - fs.svg station iconStation on the Adriatic line: Alba Adriatica-Nereto-Controguerra

By bus[edit]

Bus lines managed by ARPA - Abruzzesi regional public bus lines

Get around[edit]


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  • 1 The Tower (Torrione). It is part of a larger building complex which is called Palazzo Ducale due to the dominion of the Acquaviva family who were in possession of Controguerra from the 15th century. The tower rests on a shoe base which could be a remnant of an ancient fortification. The alterations suffered by the building have affected its original structure so much that it is not possible to give a precise date; therefore it is customary to indicate a generally late medieval period for the Tower, while the rest of the complex is attributed to the time of the Acquaviva dominion.
  • 2 Church of the Madonna delle Grazie. There are few traces of the ancient church documented as early as 1574. Its current appearance is that resulting from the renovations of the early nineteenth century. With three naves, the interior has a gilded wooden altar. The small bell gable can be traced back to seventeenth-century restorations.
  • 3 Parish Church of San Benedetto Abate. Like that of the Madonna delle Grazie, the parish church of San Benedetto Abate also appears in the aspect conferred on it by the nineteenth-century restorations carried out on the previous early seventeenth-century temple. In the open tympanum of the stone portal there is the Controguerra coat of arms, dated 1811. The interior preserves two seventeenth-century paintings: Madonna between Saints Domenico and Caterina and a Last Supper.



Controguerra wine (red and white) received the DOC designation in 1996.

In its territory an excellent olive oil is produced; Controguerra is part of the National Association of Oil Cities.


  • Biscus restaurant, Contrada Giardino 5, ☎ +39 0861 89638.
  • Traini, Via Mattonelle 26, ☎ +39 0861 89408.


  • Festa del Vino - yearly town sagra (festival) dedicated to the production and tasting of local wines. Held in early July.






Post office, via Guglielmo Marconi 100, +39 0861 89267

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