The finding of the Warrior

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The valley between Ofena and Capestrano, where the Tirino river rises and flows is an area particularly warm and suitable for the cultivation of the vine. Well, in September 1934 a local farmer, Michele Castagna, was tilling his land to …

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St. John of Capistrano

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Giovanni da Capestrano è nato a Capestrano il 24 giugno 1386 e morto a Ilok , vicino Belgrado, il 23 ottobre 1456. È stato un religioso dell’Ordine dei Frati Minori Osservanti e fu proclamato santo da Papa Alessandro VIII nel …

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Piccolomini Castle, Capestrano

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The Piccolomini Castle overlooks the medieval village of Capestrano and the Tirino valley below. Built up between XV and XVI century, today it houses the Commune office. The noble families of Acquaviva, Piccolomini and Medici succeeded through the centuries in …

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Province of L’Aquila

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The Province of L’Aquila, with its 108 municipalities, is the broadest but least densely populated in Abruzzo. It borders the province of Teramo to north, the provinces of Pescara and Chieti to east, Molise to southeast and Lazio to west. …

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Lake of Capo D’Acqua, Capestrano

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The lake of Capo D’Acqua is located in Capestrano, in the National Park of Gran Sasso and Laga Mountains. It was created in the 60s for the irrigation of fields. It is fed from the spring of Capo D’Acqua which, …

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Warrior of Capestrano

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The Warrior of Capestrano is an Italic statue of VI century BC, found in Capestrano during some agricultural works in the area of a Samnite necropolis. It represents a man figure in arms, a dead warrior chief, made by the …

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