Monthly Archives: August 2013

Abruzzo Pipers

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Until a few years ago, from the end of November to Christmas, the pipers went down from the mountains to the cities and towns of Abruzzo to play novenas. They moved around in pairs, one playing a wooden flute, the …

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Social Wars

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From 91 to 89 BC the Abruzzo region was the scene of the social wars fought by the Italic peoples against Rome. The Italics, assembled on the slopes of Mount Aquileio (today Queglia), between Pescosansonesco and Corvara, secured an alliance …

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Raffaele Mattioli, Vasto

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Raffaele Mattioli was born in Vasto on March 20, 1895. He was primarily a brave financier, but also a generous patron of the arts and an economist of study and action: a truly amazing figure. Mattioli emerged in the world …

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Bolognano

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Bolognano, in the province of Pescara, is a village located in the Orta Valley regional reserve and in the Majella National Park, an area full of prehistoric sites deep in an amazing natural primordial-flavoured scenery, now famous for its excellent …

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Church of San Francesco, Guardiagrele

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The church of San Francesco, also known as the shrine of San Nicola Greco (Saint Nicholas the Greek), is located in Guardiagrele. Its construction dates back to 1276, but the importance of the monastery grew in 1340, when Napoleone Orsini, …

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Sirente crater, Secinaro

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The Sirente crater is a circular small lake in the valley of Sirente, in the Sirente Velino Regional Park, about 13 km from Secinaro. For several decades, the science has been interested in it for its presumed extraterrestrial origin. It was …

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