Vito Taccone, Avezzano

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Vito Taccone (Avezzano, 1940-2007) was the first great cyclist from South Italy. He was loved for his humble origins and his determination, but criticized for some aspects of his full-blooded and cantankerous temper. He stepped into the sport limelight in …

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Abruzzo Chamois

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The Abruzzo chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata) is an Apennine subspecies of chamois, saved from extinction by the institution of the Abruzzo National Park in 1922, when only few tens of specimens survived on the Camosciara and Meta mountains. Today, thanks …

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National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise

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The Abruzzo National Park was established in January 1923, first Italian national park together with the Gran Paradiso. First including only the wilderness reserve of Camosciara and a nature reserve in the High Sangro Valley, in the southern part of …

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