Monthly Archives: October 2013

Maiella Brigade

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In 1943 the Abruzzo’s insurgents who formed the first brigades against the German occupiers in the villages of the Aventino valley, near the Majella mountains and crossed by the Gustav line, were called bandits. They were pursued by the soldiers …

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San Pio delle Camere

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San Pio delle Camere is a commune of 650 inhabitants on the Navelli Plateau, in the Province of L’Aquila, 20 km from the capital city and from 9 Navelli. The village is on the slopes of Mount Gentile, whose natural …

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Michetti Convent, Francavilla al Mare

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The Michetti Convent, also known as the Michetti circle or D’Annunzio circle is located in Francavilla al Mare, adjacent to the church of Santa Maria del Gesù. Built by the Franciscan Friars Minor around 1430 outside the town walls, it …

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Ralph Alfidi, Luco dei Marsi

Raffaele (Ralph) Alfidi, born in Luco dei Marsi on April 20, 1932 and died in Santa Fe (USA) in 2012, was a distinguished American physician who linked his name to the research and applications of Computed Axial Tomography (CAT), as …

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Cronoscalata Svolte di Popoli

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The Cronoscalata Svolte di Popoli (Hill climbing of Popoli’s Turns) is a car race for cars of different categories which takes place every year since 1963 along the 7.5 kilometers of switchbacks that from Popoli lead to the Navelli Plateau. …

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Little egret

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Even the most unaware person of the phenomena of nature cannot fail to be attracted by the elegance of this phlegmatic wading bird of the heron family, which can be notice quite often along rivers: the little egret (Egretta garzetta), …

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