The city of Teramo has very ancient origins, dating back to Roman times, during which the urban agglomeration was the most important center of the Praetotium, whose area corresponds to the current Abruzzo. The period that goes from the dominion of the Emperor Hadrian to the hegemony of Augustus, is considered the most flourishing from the economic and social point of view. During this golden age were built the theater, the amphitheater, the terme and other monuments now buried by the new city. During the XIII century the ancient Teramo was devastated due to the conflict between the families of the Melatini, the Antonelli, the Spennati and the Mazzaclocchi families. Later the capital became part of the kingdom of Francesco Sforza, then passed into the hands of Alfonso of Aragon.
In 1798 Teramo was conquered by the French, who held the command until 1815, when the Spaniards returned to the spotlight, to then align the territory with the historical evolution that affected the rest of southern Italy.