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November 2000 - Year I, No. 1

Index of Issues

Year 2000:  1 ,  2  || Year 2001:  3 ,  4 ,  5 ,  6 ,  7 ,  8 ,  9 ,  10 ,  11 ,  12 || Year 2002:  13 ,  14 ,  15 ,  16 ,  17 ,  18 || Year 2003:  19 ,  20 || Year 2004:  21 ,  22 || Other Years:  23 ,  24 ,  25 ,  26 

Art and Architecture

cover A tour of the greatest Renaissance church in Abruzzi, an art museum in itself, a visit not to miss if yo ever come nearby: the Basilica of San Bernardino da Siena.

Documents

cover (from the Liber Baptizatorum, Spoppletum), a parish priest's diary of the tragical events of the French invasion of 1799 - 1811. The priest wrote these highly dangerous pages to leave to whoever might find them among the latin records of baptism.

Traditions

The events of the month of November as mixture of Christian and Pagan traditions: All Saints and St. Martin. On the 11 of November, if you have a wife, don't forget to eat red pepper.

Itineraries

A natural route in the South of the Province of Chieti, along the valleys of the Sinello and Trigno rivers, ancestral path of generations of shepherds leading their flocks down to the coast.

Saints

cover Turning round to leave many churches in Abruzzo you are confronted with a giant fresco of a saint Christopher (not a saint recognized by the Church) on a wall opposite the altar. The article will tell you why.