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route "Bush Valley"

L'Aquila is the capital oflla our region. A city of ancient origins, rich history and beautiful monuments of art. In the history of this city very often uses the number 99, because the city was chosen for its particular position of centrality among the 99 nuclei in the age of the existing foundation, show 99 castles, 99 squares, 99 fountains and 99 churches. For our path we have chosen some of the greatest works of art in the city.

Let's start from the magnificent Basilica of St. Mary Collemaggio, the most important historical and artistic monuments of L'Aquila., Begun in 1287 at the behest of the hermit Pietro del Morrone, Romanesque-Gothic architecture. On the left side of the fourteenth century "Holy Door" on the right side of the Celestine monastery with its splendid cloister. The interior has three naves, it was reported on the original style after the earthquake of 1703. Noteworthy is the tomb of Pope Celestine V, who was canonized in 1313. The mausoleum contains the remains of classical plan of the Holy Pope Nearby is the Palazzo delle Esposizioni neoclassical architecture, is home to the Regional Council.Beyond the green park on the access road to the city, the Church of Christ the King, built in 1935 according to architectural patterns of the ancient buildings of Abruzzo. Going inward, the Church of St. Just with the great stone façade, the art portal and rose window. Inside a single nave, the sixteenth-century altar, valuable paintings from different periods, remains of frescoes from the XV-XVI century. Near Palazzo Centi, Baroque, with its imposing facade of three overlapping areas. It is the seat of the Regional Council. It is easy to reach the spectacular Piazza Duomo with the Church of Suffrage, the Cathedral, the Palaces of harmonious architecture. The Church of St. Maria's Suffrage, eighteenth-century baroque interior, altars in precious marbles, precious paintings from different eras. The Palace Rivera of 1770 imposing facade on three floors. Inside, in different environments important collections of art pottery and paintings .. stop to admire the original complex of the Fountain of the 99 spouts, and picturesque scenery, created in 1272 by the master of Pentima Tancredi. The Church of San Domenico of 1309, completed during the Renaissance.The Castle, an imposing and important work of the sixteenth century fortress stands on the highest part of the city. True fortitude that castle built by the Spanish government "to reprimendam aquilanorum audaciam. Restored after the last conflict, houses the Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo, the Superintendence for Architectural Heritage Environmental, Artistic and Historical Abruzzo Auditorium. The Municipal Theatre, a traditional, modeled on Italian opera houses 800. Neoclassical character inside and out. Basilica of St. Bernardino: majestic and proud, started in 1454 in honor of the Saint of Siena died at L'Aquila in 1444. To admire: the altarpiece in glazed terracotta by Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525), "The Adoration of the Shepherds," Aquila Cesura Pompey, great painting of the Crucifixion (XVI-XVII sec.) Adjacent to the Basilica the Franciscan monastery with two interesting the medieval cloisters, built during the Renaissance. Returning to the center stands the strong Torre Civica in Piazza Palazzo. Of fourteenth century it was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1703 with the addition of the tower-belfry.Clock, every evening, two hours after sunset, 99 strokes are played in memory of the 99 castles, 99 churches, 99 fountains, 99 squares.

Nature has not been stingy in this part of the hinterland where Aquila beautiful natural landscapes are infused in all seasons by a distinctive and strong smell of musk. We are in a quiet, green valley by the River Liri Bush: a short distance from Civitella Bush, a resort popular with its characteristic waterfall "Velino Mountain" which is worth visiting and Mount Pozzotello (1915). Destination for scenic walks and San Vincenzo Valle New Bush. A typical country, placid and calm, risen from the ashes of the violent earthquake in 1915, it burned to the ground. Baskets, baskets and baskets of all shapes and sizes, the result of a tradition that has its roots far back in time, represent the most typical products of local specialized in the processing of your reeds and wicker. Agriculture is the backbone of the municipality that is divided into Bush and San Vincenzo Valle San Giovanni Valle New Bush.

It continues in Val Bush, a stone's throw from the Abruzzo National Park is Balsorano which is divided into two fractions: Balsorano Balsorano Old and New. Among the winding streets full of history still lingers, the legend of the fascinating bandit named Angel, to avoid capture of the gendarmes, he dug a cave. A long tunnel that, in the popular imagination, to connect this small town in Abruzzo with the Grotta di Monte Sant'Angelo in Puglia. Just above the entrance of the cave was born, later, a hospice for pilgrims and close after the bull of Boniface VII, in 1296 a sanctuary. A sacred place, a place on 8 May, a pilgrimage of people of the neighborhood and that there Balsorano spending, including a retreat on the eve of the anniversary of the Angel. To visit the Church of San Francesco, which preserves the high altar of a magnificent eighteenth frontal, a crucifix and a wooden statue of 1725 in 1400. Dates back to 1300 the church of Madonna delle Grazie unfortunately almost completely destroyed. Impressive in its massive medieval Castello Piccolomini, turned into an apartment building, stands on a spur in Balsorano Vecchio.Among the festivities to remember January 17 Saint Anthony and the first Sunday of the month when the town's streets come alive for the fair in various fabrics and trinkets.




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