Civitella del tronto
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Civitella del Tronto is a city in Abruzzo, Italy. It is located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.
Civitella’s main claim to fame is that at the time of the Unification of Italy in 1861, it was the last city to accept unification. In 1816 it was annexed to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (see Italy-History). The fortress of Civitella was the last stand of that Kingdom after it had already surrendered in Gaeta, Naples and Sicily, being merged into the newly formed Kingdom of Italy. Civitella surrendered on 20 March 1861.
There are a few daily bus services from Teramo and from S.Egidio alla Vibrata. By car from Rome, take the A24 Autostrada to Teramo and then the SS81 going north in the direction of Ascoli Piceno.