(Torre di Pitino
), a town of the Vestini, known only from the Tabula Peutingeriana, which places it on a line of road from Interocrea (Antrodoco
) to Aveia.
But the stations on each side of it, Prifernum and Eruli, are both unknown, and the distances probably corrupt. Hence, this itinerary affords us no real clue to its position. But Holstenius has pointed out that the name is retained by the Torre di Pitino,
about 2 miles N. of Aquila,
and has also shown that in the middle ages Pitinum still subsisted as a city, and was an episcopal see. (Tab. Peut.
; Holsten. Not. ad Cluver.
p. 139; Romanelli, vol. iii. p. 280).