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Infiorata festival in Carunchio, Abruzzo, Italy

Carunchio during the period of Corpus become an attraction for the entire region and for emigrants who are returning to attend the celebration of Corpus Christi and its Flower Festival, true highlight of this festival, unique in Italy for construction technique, which consists in creating road themed designs Eucharist and religious, made, and here are all the originality and charm of the event, with chopped petals and leaves, not treated by any chemical agent, preservative or dye.

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Roccaspinalveti village in the Province of Chieti, Abruzzo Region

RoRoccaspinalveti-Stemmaccaspinalveti is a municipality located in the High Vasto area, at 740 meters above sea level; It has a territory mainly mountainous, extending for 32.92 km. The population is 1489 inhabitants distributed in several villages. These include: Acquaviva, Bisceglie, Chiuse, Fatticce, Fonte Santa Maria, Olmi, Pontone, Quercialtieri, Salconeto, San Cristofaro, Santa Giusta, Serre, Tesoro, Vallocchie delle Torri, il Capoluogo  called Chiesa Nuova.

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The Presentosa, Abruzzo masterpiece

The Presentosa, jewel of the typical traditional goldsmith of Abruzzo. This jewel, became famous for its description in D'Annunzio's "Triumph of Death", and has its origins almost certainly in eighteenth century.

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Abruzzo’s Landscape: The Towns

Atessa, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy

Atessa-Chieti-Abruzzo

Atessa is a rural town set in the hills of the Sangro river valley.  It has many picturesque and delightful small alleyways which wind their way up to the top of the town, where there are marvellous views.  It is best known for the cathedral of San Leucio and a church on the site is mentioned as far back as the 9th century. There are several hotels here, some decent shopping (though it is a small town) and good restaurants.  There are also two surviving town gates - the Nuova Porta di San Nicola (1779) and the 14th century Porta di San Michele.   The latter is flanked by two restored 14th century buildings and leads onto a lovely old road.  There is also a delightful small theatre here that you can view within the local town hall.  Atessa is midway between the mountains and sea (30 minutes drive to both). The commune population is around 10,600.There are legends that have their roots in the mists of time, combining folklore, history and religion, and whose protagonists are famous men and monstrous mythological figures: this is precisely the case of the town of Atessa. (more…)

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