MARCH 2001 - Heritage Ezine - Year II, No. 5
A visit to the ancient Roman town of Alba Fucens, thriving with its thousands of inhabitants, will give you a feeling of what life was like at the time of the Romans.
From the author "I am writing this story (a true one) with hopes that it will encourage others to search for their relatives in Italy".
An interesting piece written by Lorenzo Pasquini, a young student living in Abruzzo, on folklore survival in the Sangro Valley.
«The Legend of Blood Castle and the Terra Cotta Box» by Max Caruso: A book in progress, the author searching for more historical sources.
Along the Via dei Nevaroli, we rise up to the Neviera in the Sirente mountains, where blocks of ice were cut and brought down to be sold for refrigeration.
Now that Easter is approaching, why not follow tradition and inventiveness and bake your own Abruzzese pizza di Pasqua? (recipe kindly reproduced from Nice Cortelli Lucrezi, "Le Ricette della Nonna")
From Rachele Lozzi: "I have so many treasured stories concerning my Grandmother Rachele that I have decided to write a booklet with these stories... but for now I will share one of the stories with you. "
All the Capofuochi (Head of Families) in the Catasto Onciario of Guardiagrele, composed from 1741-42 to 1752-3. Never published before.
All the "CapoFuochi" (=heads of families), with age and profession, in alphabetical order, from Tocco (da Casauria), a historical town in the Province of Pescara, of the year 1755.
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