Monthly Archives: November 2013

Michetti Circle, Francavilla al Mare

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In early 1880, an artistic and cultural association made up of young intellectuals from Abruzzo was created in Francavilla al Mare by Francesco Paolo Michetti. These prominent people met at a former Franciscan convent, which Michetti bought from the Municipality, …

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Church of San Paolo in Peltuinum

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The church of San Paolo in Peltuinum is located near the archaeological site of Peltuinum, in the territory of Prata d’Ansidonia. It was built in Romanesque style around the 7th and 8th centuries along the sheep track (tratturo) L’Aquila-Foggia with …

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Murphy’s, Silvi Marina

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The Murphy’s is a nice Irish pub located in Silvi Marina in via Taranto, on the seafront. It serves fine beers, pizza and sandwiches in a warm location, with live music on Friday night. It is open every day, except …

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Bombings of Pescara

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When in the hot early afternoon of 31st August 1943, during WWII, the citizens of Pescara heard the roar of American B-24 bombers, they looked up to the sky to admire the aerial formation and no one imagined that bombings, …

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Palmoli

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Palmoli is a village in the hinterland of Vasto, which is characterized by the marquise castle on the hilltop. The encastellation dates back to the year one thousand, but various aggregates – today well preserved – were built later. The …

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Silvio Spaventa, Bomba

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Silvio Spaventa (Bomba 1822, Rome 1893), was the younger brother of the philosopher Bertrando Spaventa and uncle and tutor of Benedetto Croce. Prominent figure of the Italian Risorgimento, he gave an effective contribution to the Unification of Italy and was …

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