Abbey of Santo Spirito al Morrone, Sulmona

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The Abbey of Santo Spirito al Morrone (Holy Spirit in Morrone) or Morronese Abbey is located in Sulmona in the Badia hamlet, 5 km from the city of art and close to hermitage of Sant’Onofrio al Morrone and the shrine …

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Paeligni

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The Paeligni or Peligni were an Italic tribe from Sulmona, Subequana, Aventino, Gizio and Sagittario’s valleys. According to some historical evidence, they were staunch defenders of their territory, though disinclined to war. Perhaps for this reason Hannibal did not fight …

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Complex of Santissima Annunziata, Sulmona

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The complex of Santissima Annunziata is located in Sulmona. It is one of the most representative monuments of the city, a perfect combination of late Gothic and Renaissance forms. The church dates back to 1320, but the restorations after the …

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Church of Santa Maria della Tomba, Sulmona

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The church of Santa Maria della Tomba is located in Sulmona in Piazza Plebiscito. It dates back to the 12th century, probably built on a temple dedicated to Jupiter. On the late-Gothic portal there is the noticeable rose window of …

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Cathedral of San Panfilo, Sulmona

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The Cathedral of San Panfilo, part of the diocese Sulmona-Valva, is located in Sulmona. Its construction dates back to 1075, but has undergone several reconstructions. The latest restoration, following the devastating earthquake of 1706, gave it a Baroque appearance. From …

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Ovid, Sulmona

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Ovid (Publius Ovidio Naso) was a famous Roman poet, the youngest of the elegiac poets. He was born in Sulmona on March 20, 43 BC and died at Tomis, near the Black Sea, in 17 AD, where he was exiled …

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