Scanno

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Scanno, one of the most beautiful Italian villages, owes its charm to a lucky combination of natural, cultural and historical factors. First of all the lake, picturesque and crystal-clear, of glacial origins. The territory, on the border of the Abruzzo, …

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Henry Mancini

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Henry Mancini, one of the greatest composers of soundtracks, was born in the United States in 1924 to parents who emigrated from Scanno, in the province of L’Aquila. He won many awards (four Oscars). His most popular themes were The …

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Pan dell’Orso, Scanno

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Pan dell’orso (Bear’s bread) is a characteristic chocolate cake of Scanno. Similar to parrozzo except for the addition of honey and butter in its paste, it is called the cake with a mountain flavour. Pan dell’orso was called so in …

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Lake of Scanno at the sunset

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A photo album of the Lake of Scanno at the sunset on Sunday 14th November 2010, in St. Martin’s summer.

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Church of the Madonna of the Lake, Scanno

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The ancient history of Scanno and the Lake of Scanno is represented by the church of the Madonna of the Lake, built up in late XVII century, which straddles the statal road 479 from Sulmona. There is a wonderful view …

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Lake of Scanno in May

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These photos can convey only in part the charm of the Lake of Scanno (Blue Flag 2011) in spring, when Nature is coming into bloom in an explosion of colours and sounds after a long winter on the Apennines.

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