SUMMER 2002 - Heritage Ezine - Year III, No. 17
The cathedral of San Berardo in Teramo, one of the most composite monuments in Italy, with its two facades and magnificent belltower.
The Second Freedom Trail - on the footsteps of the partisans who in 1943 helped thousands of fugitives from German camps to safety.
Abruzzo Ulteriore II (presently Province of L'Aquila) in the early 20th century, the conditions that caused massive emigration.
The feast of Madonna dei Miracoli in Casalbordino, possibly connected to the ancient peasant cults to goddess Diana, as shows the presence of hail, a weather phenomenon greatly feared by farmers, and of the oaktree.
The Pizza Rustica Teramana, typical of Basciano, with that mixture of sweet and salty, a feature of the ancient Italian cuisine, and the Sponzelle, based on almonds and sugar, traditional cakes prepared for wedding receptions in Lucoli.
All the Capofuochi (Heads of families) in the Catasto of Torricella Peligna, delivered to Naples in the year 1743.
All the "CapoFuochi" in the Catasto Onciario of Isola del Gran Sasso, Year 1746. Also names of all the "Foreigners", owners of possessions in the Universitas of Isola but resident of other places, with their place of origin.
All the "CapoFuochi" in the Catasto Onciario of Orsogna, Year 1762.
The Aquilan pardon, established in 1294 by Pope Celestinus 5th (hermit Pietro from Morrone), an event that has been going on for over 700 hundred years now, with images from the last three edition courtesy of photographer Valter Carapellese.
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