Live Nativity Scene, Rivisondoli

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Rivisondoli boasts its primacy for live nativity scenes in Abruzzo for consolitated tradition and accuracy of details. The sacred performance of the 5th January is now part of the Piano delle Cinque Miglia tourist winter offer, but even the villagers get emotional …

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Abruzzo sheepdog conquest the world

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One of the most read posts of our blog is dedicated to the Maremma-Abruzzo sheepdog. How to blame our readers if we consider that the reputation of these dogs arrived even in America and Australia? If at home it defends …

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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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Night in Ilex, Elice

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From tonight to August 13, the 10th edition of the Night in Ilex – Festival of the Mugnaia will take place in Elice to celebrate the pasta mugnaia (miller), typical product of Elice. The town revives historic atmosphere of art …

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Transhumance

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In Abruzzo the practice of transhumance to transfer the flocks from the mountain valleys towards the Puglia prairies has ancestral, even prehistoric roots. On the trails trodden by the shepherds (tratturi), the ancient Romans traced some of their cobbled streets …

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Madonna che corre, Spoltore

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Today at noon it was repeated the ancient ritual of the Madonna che corre (Running Madonna), a representation with sacred statues set in the historic centre of Spoltore on Easter Sunday, after the mass in the church of San Panfilo …

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