A national monument since 1902, the Basilica in Collemaggio de L’Aquila, outside the city walls on the hill of the same name, is one of the best examples of Abruzzo’s architecture. The church was built in 1288 by Pietro da Morrone, who would become pope as Celestine V only six years later. It has protected its founder’s mortal remains since 1327. T...

The majestic Forte Spagnolo, also known as Castello Cinquecentesco, is a castle in L’Aquila, Abruzzo. It is a classic example of military architecture but was never used in battle, and became instead the residence of the Spanish governor in the 17th century, later housing French soldiers in the 1800s and German troops during the Second World War oc...

In an underground laboratory deep beneath a mountain in Central Italy, an array of crystals, chilled to within a hair of absolute zero – the coldest possible temperature in the universe – has been steadily compiling one of the most precise measurements to date in pursuit of a rare particle process. If it is proven to exist, this process may well be...

The foreign ministry on Thursday praised the recognition Italy received from the United Nations cultural organisation for three traditional practices - seasonal livestock droving along Mediterranean migratory routes, Alpinism and The Celestinian Forgiveness annual celebration in the central city of L'Aquila. The foreign ministry said it "welcomes w...

A mountain region with a rich plant and faunal heritage, a coastal area and four provinces, Abruzzi is a land featuring strong and distinctive culinary traditions, together with a major wine industry. Most of its gastronomy is native, showing life-long links with local ingredients and is made of land and sea dishes. In particular, Abruzzi maintains...

La nuova piazza di Pile, all'Aquila, sarà intitolata a John Fante, scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense di origini abruzzesi. "Grazie al lavoro certosino svolto dalla Commissione consultiva per l'onomastica comunale, recentemente ricostituita sotto l’amministrazione Biondi e composta da personaggi autorevoli della comunità aquilana abbiamo approv...

Abbiamo incontrato l’arcivescovo Salvatore Joseph Cordileone pellegrino per la prima volta nel santuario del Volto Santo a Manoppello. Nome e cognome dell’arcivescovo non nascondono le evidenti origini italiane. Nato a San Diego (1956), è arcivescovo di San Francisco dal 2012. Prima ancora ha esercitato il ministero episcopale nelle diocesi di San...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago (IL). "Rite of Tomorrow," a performance featuring Natalja Aicardi, Daniel Johanson, Roberta Terche Nocentini. In remembrance of the devastating earthquake that struck near the city of L'Aquila in 2009, affecting more than 45 towns, kil...

Detroit è la principale città del Michigan. Affacciata sul fiume omonimo che la separa dal Canada, con Windsor che la fronteggia sulla sponda canadese, Detroit fu fondata nel 1701 da un ufficiale francese, Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, che la eresse come insediamento fortificato - Fort Detroit - in posizione strategica, nella regione dei grandi laghi...

Names, dates, and symbols are written all over an area densely covered in flat calcareous rocks high in the Apennines, at over 6,500 feet above sea level. They were written by bands of rebels, robbers, and outlaws following the conquest of the southern Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, leading to a unified Italian kingdom. The widespread brigantaggio mo...