Bee-eater

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The bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a multi-coloured bird of the Meropidae family. It is about 25 cm long with a black, thin and long bill, slightly curved down. It lives in Italy from April to late August, in large flocks …

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Crested porcupine

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The crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) is a species of rodent extant only in Italy and Northern Africa. 60-80 cm long, is recognizable by a dark bristled coat and a white “collar” which runs along the throat and, most of all, …

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Province of Teramo

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The Province of Teramo is made up of 47 municipalities. It is washed by the Adriatic Sea to east, it borders Marche region to north, the Province of Pescara to southeast, the Province of L’Aquila to southwest and Lazio region …

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Nature Reserve Badlands of Atri

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The Nature Reserve Badlands of Atri was set in 1995 to protect the vegetal and animal biodiversity of the gullies, delved by flowing water on bare clay and marble lands. The reserve, managed by WWF, is 380 hectares wide on …

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Atri City of Art

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Atri, in the Province of Teramo but closer to Pescara, is one of Abruzzo’s cities of art, part of the tourist area “Terre del Cerrano” (Lands of Cerrano). It rises on three hills from where it is possible to see …

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