Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chieti, a city of Italy and capita] of the province of Chieti, stands on a hill near the right bank of the Pescava river, about 8 miles from the Adriatic shore. The see of an archbishop, it has a fine Gothic cathedral, and manufactures cloth and silk. It occupies the site of the Teate of the Romans, and in 1524 St. Gaetano founded here the order of the Theatines.