FEBRUARY 2001 - Heritage Ezine - Year II, No. 4
This treasure of Christendom, history and the whole mankind, the largest Benedictine church in Abruzzo, rose on an island created by two branches of the Pescara river, an island that exists no more.
Excerpts from "Lucia Bisceglia Lariccia In Correspondence, 1917-1937", Letters and recipes. Copyright 1999, published by courtesy of Ben Lariccia, Jr.
Saint Peter Celestine was an exceptional, charismatic figure for his contemporaries and excited great expectations for a general rebirth of the Church of his times, being also a powerful source of inspiration for artists, writers and poets.
Ascent to Monte Corno along the classic "via normale" through astounding, unforgettable high-mountain landscapes. As the song goes "So' sajitu aiu' Gran Sassu, so' remasto ammutulitu, me parea che passo passo se sajesse aj'infinitu".
In our times of greenhouse effect and climate change, here is a surprising description of the weather conditions in Abruzzo from 1809 to 1817. Never published before.
"Caggionetti", or "caucenetti" a celebrated recipe from the Abruzzese tradition, a basic form on which many different variations have arisen according to season and inventiveness.
A biography on San Pietro Celestino, one of the most beloved Abruzzese - Molisan Saints, born in the Province of Isernia, who founded hermitages and monasteries throughout our mountains.
All the "Fuochi" (=heads of families) from the Catasto Onciario of Ari, Province of Chieti, of the year 1742, with an introduction on the system of taxation applied.
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