JUNE 2001 - Heritage Ezine - Year II, No. 8
The cathedral of Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L'Aquila, a masterpiece of Abruzzi Romanesque-gothic architecture and the largest church in Abruzzo.
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.
St. John the Baptist, one of the most venerated saints of Christianity, took up many ancient Pagan rites of passage connected to the solstice.
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.
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.
Adrian Caporale's travels impressions from his visits to Abruzzese in the world: the immigration from Italy to Argentina.
Our menu this month, pomodori ripieni and pizze fritte, one a "modern", easy dish, the latter a traditional specialty for children.
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.
All the "CapoFuochi" (=heads of families), with age and profession, in alphabetical order by surname, from the Catasto Onciario of Capestrano, Prov. Aquila, of the year 1753, transcribed from the original book in the Archive of L'Aquila.
All the "CapoFuochi" with age and profession, in alphabetical order by surname, from Pennapiedimonte, Prov. Chieti, from the original book in the State Archive of Naples. Published by Tinari.
All the "CapoFuochi" with age and profession, in alphabetical order by surname, from Carapelle Calvisio, Province of Aquila, from the original book in the State Archive of Aquila. Now the smallest municipality in Abruzzo.
Coppito (ancient Poppletum) was a small municipality not far from the city of L'Aquila, and this explains the large number of "forastieri" owning properties in its jurisdiction in 1753.
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