On 25 september 1943 at Bosco Martese a battle took place between the Italian Partisans and members of the Nazi armies. In preparation for this conflict the Italians gathered weapons and munitions storing them in the area in and around the Bosco Martese local. The Italians were attacked by German troops on the 25th of Septemer with the Italian resistance prevailing. The struggle continued for nine months, ending in the liberation of Teramo on 13 June 1944.
Bosco Martese is locatedin in the commune of Rocca Santa Maria. Nearby is frazione (suburb) of Teramo, Valle San Giovanni.