Monthly Archives: May 2012

Crested porcupine

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The crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) is a species of rodent extant only in Italy and Northern Africa. 60-80 cm long, is recognizable by a dark bristled coat and a white “collar” which runs along the throat and, most of all, …

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G.B. Leopardi Archaeological Museum, Penne

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G. B. Leopardi Civic Diocesan Archaeological Museum is located in Penne, in piazza Leopardi, by the cathedral. From May 2001, it keeps very remarkable archeological findings, discovered during the excavations by Baron Gian Battista Leopardi. The history of the Vestin …

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Serramonacesca

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Serramonacesca is located in the Province of Pescara, 280 m above sea level, but the mountains all round are included in the Majella National Park. Places of interest are the Cistercian abbey of San Liberatore a Majella, masterpiece of Abruzzo …

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Feast of San Zopito 2012, Loreto Aprutino

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The feast of San Zopito is hold in Loreto Aprutino on Monday after Whit Sunday. The tradition has it that during the transfer of the Saint’s relics from Penne to Loreto Aprutino in 1711, a white ox ploughing up a …

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Castle of Tocco da Casauria

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The Castle of Tocco da Casauria was built up under Frederick II between 1187 and 1220. Destroyed by an earthquake in 1456, it was rebuilt in Renaissance style. There are dungeons in its interior. Today the Castle is owned by …

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Pescara Football Club

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This post is dedicated to Pescara Football Club (Pescara Calcio or Delfino Pescara 1936 after the bankruptcy in December 2008), the most famous football club in Abruzzo. Pescara have just won the Serie B 2011/2012 and the promotion to Serie …

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