The existence of the monastery, supported by documentary evidence since the eleventh century, is attested as from1091, when the Abbey of San Vincenzo al Volturno donated it to the church of Saint Peter of Loreto. The dispute about its property continued in the following centuries, and finally in the fifteenth century the monastery was declared under the authority of Saint Peter; in the same period Queen Giovanna of Naples instituted a fair which had to take place in the square in front of the church. The bell-tower was embellished in the fifteenth century with an octagonal spire of the typolog
The Acerbo Museum is part of the municipal museums and exhibits the rich collection of ceramics that Baron Giacomo Acerbo had gathered since the Thirties of the twentieth century and donated to the Town of Loreto. The collection comprises apothecary ceramics, stoups, historiated tiles and dinner services carried out by well-known masters from the Grue and the Gentili families.