Museum of Fossils and Ambers, San Valentino

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The Museum of Fossils and Ambers is located in San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore and housed in the left wing of the eighteenth century Villa de Olivieri Cambacérès. Established in January 2004, it keeps many remains of fossils and ambers, …

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Orta river

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The Orta river rises from Passo San Leonardo and flows for 40 km downstream in the wild Orta Valley, between the massives of Majella and Morrone. Before flowing into the Pescara river, joins the river Orfento. The Orta river is …

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Tholos

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Tholos (pl. tholoi) is an ogival stone hut. In Abruzzo, monumental tholoi are located on the Majella massif, especially in the Giumentina Valley, in Abbateggio and Roccamorice municipal territories. They were historically used as huts for shepherds or dairy. The …

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Passo San Leonardo, Pacentro

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Passo San Leonardo is a mountain pass between Majella and Morrone massives, in Majella National Park and in the municipal territory of Pacentro, in the Province of L’Aquila, 1282 metres above sea level.  It is also renowned for the ski …

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Province of Chieti

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The Province of Chieti is the second-broadest province in Abruzzo. It is made up of 104 municipalities. A wild boar is its symbol. The capital town is the very ancient city of Chieti, the Murrucina town of Teate. The provincial …

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Ski district Passolanciano Maielletta

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The ski district Passolanciano Maielletta is on the Majella massif, in the Majella National Park, by Pretoro, Rapino (Chieti) and Lettomanoppello (Pescara). It goes from Passolanciano (1306 m) to Maielletta (1995 m), dominating the Adriatic sea. It is made up …

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