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June 2001 - Year II, No. 8

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 The cathedral of Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila, a masterpiece of Abruzzi Romanesque-gothic architecture and the largest church in Abruzzo.

Family History

The Caldoras family, lords of Civitaluparella, Pacentro, Vasto, Fallo, had a powerful, though short, influence in Southern Abruzzo, contributing to the deafeat of Braccio da Montone.

Itineraries

cover Up to the Blockhaus in the Majelletta, a panoramic, not too difficult excursion, special feature the famed Tavola dei briganti, just a little away from destination in Sella d'Acquaviva.

Traditions

St. John the Baptist, one of the most venerated saints of Christianity, took up many ancient Pagan rites of passage connected to the solstice.

History

cover In the first half of the 15th century Abruzzo was the stage where the final act of the clash between Anjou and Aragonese was fought: and the much feared, courageous condottiere Braccio da Montone was the key figure.

Documents

Adrian Caporale's travels impressions from his visits to Abruzzese in the world: the immigration from Italy to Argentina.

Saints

cover San Camillo de Lellis from Bucchianico, joint patron of Abruzzo with San Gabriele, with his exemplary life spent in the service of the infirm greatly contributed to the rebirth of the Catholic Church.

Recipes

Our menu this month, pomodori ripieni and pizze fritte, one a "modern", easy dish, the latter a traditional specialty for children.