Schiavi di Abruzzo
is a typical hill town
in the Apennine Mountains
in central part of the Italian Peninsula
, in Italy.
It is in the Chieti
province, in the southern most portion of the Abruzzo
region, on border with the Molise
region. It is , from the Adriatic Sea
, and from Rome. It is known for its beautiful panoramic views.
Given its proximity, it has not experienced modern development and thus it is a well preserved Medieval
The historical center of the town is situated at the highest point of a mountain peak, at , and there are population centers or administrative divisions in the valleys on three sides of the mountain. Three quarters of the population lives in these surrounding valleys.
Heavy snowfall can occur in winter months.
Language and Dialect
The town populated by Italians
and the Italian language
is spoken, which is part of the family of Italic languages
Also prevalent is a historical Italian dialect
known as Schiavese.A variation of Abruzzese Orientale Adriatico (see Map of Southern Italian Dialects
), which is a form of the Neapolitan language
group, and a variation of Southern Italian
.There are some towns in the region that have a Croatian
influence in the dialect, a South Slavic language
. Though this influence does not exist in Schiavi, it reinforces the historical... Read More