Monthly Archives: July 2013

San Salvo

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San Salvo is the southernmost town in the Abruzzo coast. It extends between the town centre, a few kilometres from the coast. It has had the largest population growth in Abruzzo in recent decades as a result of industrialization and …

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Battle of Ortona

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The town of Ortona was called the Little Stalingrad because of the bloody battle, house by house, block by block, that was fought there in World War II. After September 9, 1943, on the same day the royal family embarked …

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Portal of the Moon

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The Portal of the Moon is the most valuable decoration of the beautiful Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere in Fossacesia. Richly decorated with sculptures in high relief depicting religious scenes and images, it was made at the beginning of …

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Ripari di Giobbe for free

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From early July 2013 the municipal administration of Ortona reopened the public and free access to the enchanting gravelly bay Ripari di Giobbe, a regional nature reserve. In addition, prior to arrival at the campsite, the tourists can park in …

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Aesculapian snake

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The Aesculapian snake (Zamenis longissimus) is the most widespread snake in Abruzzo. It is not uncommon to see it crawling in the fields or on the roads. Its dimensions are remarkable as it can be two meters long. The uniform …

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Abruzzo best place to retire

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The American online magazine Live and Invest Overseas selected Abruzzo among the best places to retire 2013. Taking into account 12 aspects of life such as security, climate, health, taxes, etc., the magazine compiled, on a statistical basis, a merit …

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