LANCIANO_2Oldest inland town, not far from Ortona, arose originally out of four small hills, each occupied by a different district of the city. Known since the Middle Ages as a craft center and by the annual fairs, Lancaster has a fine example of Burgundian-Cistercian architecture, the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, whose facade is dominated by a magnificent portal, while the interior is kept a cross silver by Nicola da Guardiagrele. The Cathedral, built in 1088 as a chapel of the Madonna del Ponte (a terracotta statue found during the restoration of a bridge, still preserved here), it was enlarged in the Baroque style to the 700.