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October 2001 - Year II, No. 10

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 San Giovanni ad Insulam, on a small hill 50 km from the Adriatic, just below the highest peak in the Apennines, is a pleasant surprise for the art lover.

History

720 names of towns and villages in the 13th century, when King Charles I of Anjou divided the Justitieratus Aprutii into the Two Provinces of Aprutium Citra and Aprutium Ultra

Family History

cover The Acquaviva family, originating in Germany, came down to Italy in the 10th century, in the Marquisate of Ancona, then later on obtained large areas in Abruzzo,

Traditions

"L'Unica Vera Lettera di N. S. Gesù Cristo", courtesy of Ben Lariccia, supposedly an eyewitness account of the Crucifixion conferring health and good luck to women in childbirth.

Itineraries

cover Traversata Campo Felice - Valle del Salto, a wonderful excursion for the fall season, leading to the solitary, high-altitude Lago della Duchessa

Recipes

Our proposals this month a "Timballo di Riso con Funghi" and a very ancient cake recipe called "Baci delle Monache".