At the exhibition of Abruzzese art, held at Chieti in 1905, fine specimens of goldsmiths' work of the 15th and r6th centuries, of majolica of the 17th and 18th centuries, and of tapestries and laces were brought together; and the reproduction of some of these is still carried on, the small town of Castelli being the centre of the manufacture.
Francesco at Assisi, the vestments of Pope Benedict XI., and the majolica of Perugia and Deruta, a village io m.
The town has manufactures of silk, majolica and bricks.
The collection of majolica in the municipal museum is very fine, and so is that of the Funghini family.
There are several active industries, notably the manufacture of majolica and terra-cotta wares, machinery, gloves, beer, malt, cheese and sugar, while large pig markets are held here.
The monastery has been transformed into a medieval museum, where many specimens illustrating the modern history of Naples may be studied, and some fine specimens of majolica from the southern provinces can be inspected.
The lofty brick campanile (789-824) is among the earliest in Italy, and is decorated with coloured majolica disks.
The use of disks of majolica may be noted in the decoration of the exterior.
The campanile (850-878) is circular, and has perhaps the earliest example of the use of disks of coloured majolica as a decoration.
To these may be added the industrial museum, the cabinet of coins, the museum of natural history, the collection of majolica vases in the new palace, and the Wurttemberg museum of antiquities.