Saturnino Gatti

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Saturnino Gatti was one the most representative Renaissance painters and sculptors from Abruzzo. He was born near L’Aquila (Pizzoli or San Vittorino) in 1463 and worked mainly in Abruzzo, where most of his production is kept. He was initiated into …

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Margaret of Austria

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Margaret of Austria was the illegitimate daughter of Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, King of Italy and Archduke of Austria. She was born in Oudenaarde in Flanders on 28th December 1522, and died in Ortona on 18th …

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Celestine V

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Pietro Angelerio, a Benedictine monk and later Pope Celestine V, was born around 1215 in Isernia, in Molise. He is a symbol of spirituality for Abruzzo since he had chosen the mountains of Majella and Morrone as a place of …

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Sallust, Amiternum

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Sallust (Gaius Crispus) was born in Amiternum, near L’Aquila, on October 1, 86 BC and died in Rome in May 34 BC. When he was very young, he was directed to a political career that had highs and downs according …

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L’Aquila Rugby 1936

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L’Aquila Rugby 1936 is the rugby team of L’Aquila. The players wear a black and green jersey. Today they dispute the Super 10 league, the top division in Italy. In its history, L’Aquila Rugby won 5 championships (1967, 1969, 1981, …

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Perdonanza Celestiniana, L’Aquila

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La Perdonanza Celestiniana (Celestino’s Remission) is an historical-religious event of L’Aquila. It was named from Celestino V’s papal bull of 1294 that gave a plenary indulgence to all those who, after Confession and Communion, entered the Basilica of Santa Maria …

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