Monthly Archives: February 2012

Thaw in Vallelunga, Pescara

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After the early February’s heavy snowfalls, in fine weather the effects of “thaw” are evident in the deep erosion of the sandy banks of the Vallelunga stream near its mouth. The water flow has considerably increased. Its waters’ clearness recalls …

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Francavilla al Mare

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Francavilla al Mare (circa 25.000 abitanti) si trova in provincia di Chieti, anche se confina a sud con Pescara, con la quale costituisce un’unica area urbana. Francavilla al Mare (about 25.000 inhabitants) is situated in the province of Chieti, even …

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Tower of Ulivo, Crecchio

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The Tower of Ulivo is the highest and most imposing of the four towers of which the Crecchio Ducal Castle is made up. Its erection dates back to XII century. It enters the tower through the Abruzzo Byzantine and Early …

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Tholos

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Tholos (pl. tholoi) is an ogival stone hut. In Abruzzo, monumental tholoi are located on the Majella massif, especially in the Giumentina Valley, in Abbateggio and Roccamorice municipal territories. They were historically used as huts for shepherds or dairy. The …

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De Sterlich-Aliprandi Castle, Nocciano

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The Castle of Nocciano is a massive fortress which dominates Nocciano and the valleys of the Pescara, Cigno and Nora rivers. Its construction could date back to 1000, even though in the 15th-16th centuries it was rebuilt as it looks …

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Basilica of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, Pescara

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The Basilica of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows is located in Largo Madonna, in Pescara Colli (Hill) district. The current building dates back to 1757, erected on a preexistent chapel for Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows’ miracle. The …

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