JANUARY 2001 - Heritage Ezine - Year II, No. 3
Andrea de Litio, one of the greatest Abruzzese painters, left frescoes in many parts of Abruzzo, and some of his paintings are in museums as far as Baltimore and New York.
Excerpts from "Lucia Bisceglia Lariccia In Correspondence, 1917-1937", Copyright 1999, published by courtesy of Ben Lariccia, Jr.
"Biography of the last puparo", Excerpt from Vincenzo Battista's "La via dei Carrettieri", L'Aquila 1997, pag.30, courtesy of the author. From Castelvecchio Subequo, Angelo Santilli, born 1911, tells of the hardship and achievements in his life.
Not too far away from the autostrada connected Rome to Abruzzo the excursion through the Gole di Celano is a "classic" excursion in this most spectacular canyon. The Gole are the bottom of a deep valley dividing the mountains of the Serra of Celano from the Sirente.
"The Norman Administrative Revolution", an article describing how ancient municipalities ("Universitates") organized their fiscal and judicial systems starting from Norman times.
"The Tale of The Fishes", by Maryann Ruperto, a moving recollection of how many traditions remained and how they changed in MaryAnn's mother's family, originary from Gamberale, province of Chieti.
"Le Virtù", a celebrated recipe from the Abruzzese tradition, made with all qualities of herbs and vegetables and with pork meat, traditionally prepared on May 1. Time necessary: 48 hours at least.
"Life of the Shepherds in Roman Times", from Varro, De Re Rustica, II 10, dealing with what a shepherd's life was like under the Romans, 2,000 years ago
All the "Fuochi" (=heads of families) from the Catasto Onciario of Cellino Attanasio, Province of Teramo, of the year 1747
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