Summer 2001 - Year II, No. 9
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
Santa Maria ad Cryptas, Fossa, a seemingly simple, bare church that hides one of the greatest treasures of Abruzzese medieval painting
There is no clear-cut separation in Abruzzo between artistic production and craftwork. Unknown craftsmen produced in the centuries wonderful pieces in ironwrought, ceramic, copper, lace, carved wood.
The Gran Conti de' Marsi Berardo, Rainaldo, Oderisio and Teodino, allegedly descended from Charlemagne, were greatly powerful in Abruzzo and Molise from the 10th to the 13th century.
Near Torino di Sangro, amid an holm-oak wood, lies a sanctuary of silent quietness, where thousands of white crosses stand out of green lawns against the blue sky, silent reminders of the horrors of the Last World War.
Thousands of pilgrims every year come to see this almost transparent veil, bearind according to tradition and research, the image of the face of Jesus.
Summer is a right time to eat trout, the healthy, lean fish meat angled from the clearest waters of our rivers.