Monthly Archives: September 2013

Plate of Rapino

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In the Grotta del Colle in Rapino, among other precious finds unearthed there, in 1841 also a 15x15cm-bronze plate with clear inscriptions in the Marrucino dialect was brought to light. The German historian Theodor Mommsen transcribed the plate, which was …

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Prata d’Ansidonia

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Prata d’Ansidonia is a small agricultural town located in an extension of the Plateau of Navelli towards the Aterno valley, in the Province of L’Aquila. The parish church dedicated to St Nicholas of Bari dates back to 1200. Although altered …

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Sea turtles, Roseto

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Saturday morning a small loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), called Giulia from the name of the lady who found her, was released in the sea in front of the beach in Roseto degli Abruzzi where it was born. At least …

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Quintus Poppaedius Silo

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Quintus Poppaedius Silo was the commander of the north Italic troops which fought the Social Wars against Rome in 89 BC. He belonged to the people of the Marsi and supported diplomatically the extension of Roman citizenship to all Italiacs. …

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Small atolls, Rocca San Giovanni

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North of the trabocco Spezza Catena and a nameless one, along the coast of Rocca San Giovanni, there are numerous breathtaking cliffs and coves. The coast is characterized by huge blocks of clastic rocks and sandstones that make the visitors …

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Church of Santa Chiara, Penne

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The church of Santa Chiara, with the adjacent monastery of the Poor Clares, is located in Penne in Largo Santa Chiara. It was built in 1600 and shows a simple brick façade and a bell tower with an onion dome. In the …

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