Atri rises in the outstanding position, on a clayey hill, surrounded by other hills, that from one side degrade towards the sea and from other side join the mountains. But particularity of the view round Atri is because of “calanchi”, erosions due to rain water on the clay, that cause on the sides of hills splits, hollows, spaced out by streams and little lakes, and because of particular vegetation, composed of capers, wild artichokes, tamarisks, brooms and wild gladiolus. In the town the beauty of Roman style Cathedral strikes you, with a simple and harmonious facade, with 3 portals.Inside, 3 naves are separated by 8 pillars and the walls are enriched by paintings of Andrea Delitio, thata represent scenes of New Testament and of the life of Jesus and Maria. Nearby in the Duomo raises fifteenth – century church – steeple, high 55 m.
From the other artistic monuments of Atri there are: church of S.Agostino and of S. Domenico, church of S. Francesco and fourteenth – century city – council building, that was the seat of the duke of Acquaviva, that dominated Atri frome the end of XIV till XVIII centuries. Atri has a very ancient past, as prove caves that have a place in south part of the town. The place is made of galleries and caves connected between them, walls are partially plastered, with rounded off angles with a “Opus signinum”, make you think about a big cistern for the harvest and preservation of water of the Roman epoch.