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route "Val Vibrata"

Coming from the north, the sunMartock and beautiful beach of Abruzzo is the first we encounter after crossing the border with Marche. It rises at the mouth of the River Tronto and is a charming seaside resort of hotels and camping facilities to accommodate summer tourists. But one of the prominent activities of Martock is certainly the fishing, not only practiced but also the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The antiquity of this seaside city reduces the high tower that was used to monitor the arrival of pirates. It was built by Charles V and the insignia of the sovereign are still visible. Throughout its history, however, can boast of having hosted Martinsicuro Vittorio Emanuele II during his trip to the southern lands. Bellissimo is also the waterfront where there are green trees and fragrant as the palm trees and oleanders. And if you want quiet walk after shopping, look for workshops: you can buy bags or beautiful refined iron manufactures.

We continue to the Adriatic coast, making our journey accompanied by clear, blue waters of the sea and golden sand.We overcome Alba Adriatica and we go down south, in the modern Tortoreto. The landscape does not change, but continues to reveal lush pine trees, oleanders and palm trees that bright colors this beautiful corner of paradise where the sky and the sea seem to have no boundaries. Of course, this activity is very robust and lively seaside resort and this is also thanks to the well equipped facilities enjoyed by the city. And in the months of summer shows and all kinds of events there as well as the curious festival of spiral and that of clams. A few kilometers from the coast, dominates Tortoreto Alto whose ancient origins are demonstrated by the narrow streets and medieval architecture of its buildings. Its original name was Tortora as confirmed by an image of a dove on the emblem of the city. Walking through the narrow streets we go now to visit the beautiful Church of St. Nicholas, dating from the year one thousand but later rebuilt by the Baptist Gioldi in the sixteenth century: we admire its stained glass and precious silver statue of the Madonna della Neve. Decidedly baroque interior of the Church of St. Augustine, who keeps a terracotta statue of the sixteenth century, the Virgin.Adjacent to the church we see a monastery. Yet another wonderful Christian church, this time we visit the Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia with the interior characterized by frescoes depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ. So the Church of St. Euphemia, which houses important works of art.

Spingiamoci leave the coast and inland, in the valley of the river Tordino. Among the countries located in this area there is also Mosciano Sant'Angelo, the ancient center founded by Benedictine monks in the ninth century and now made famous by its furniture factories that produce high-quality furnishings, deserving the name "Canterbury" d 'Abruzzo. A stop is worth the medieval tower of Fra 'Matthew Angelo, then become a bell tower, where you can see depicted on a stone crest of the Acquaviva d'Aragona, feudal lords of the village. Then we meet in the country of the ancient Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the nineteenth century. Characteristic also the Convent of the Seven Brothers, which now houses the Franciscan Friars Minor. In his church there is the highly venerated statue of the Madonna del Casale, the patron saint of the town.While Ram, a suburb of Moscow, you can admire the Church of St. Anthony, Gothic, and of course the fine fourteenth-century sarcophagus preserved inside. And just in Montone fertility of the earth and the good sunny weather allow to produce excellent white wines. Among the culinary delights but do not forget to try the tasty "lamb, cheese and eggs."

The new location we are going to visit is Corropoli (the name comes from Colle Ripoli), an ancient agricultural country whose origin takes us back to the earliest times. It is no coincidence, therefore, if in the area of ​​Ripoli archaeological excavations have brought to light by the brook vibrates, a Neolithic village full of interesting finds. But the city is also famous for a beautiful religious festival which is celebrated every year on the Tuesday after Easter. It is the "Madonna running": the three statues of Our Lady of Holy Saturday, Christ and St. John the Evangelist, are taken in the spacious square feet 'of the court, the city's main square for a literal ride in a procession to to return to church.But tradition and folklore of Corropoli show us another date: February 10 where newlyweds go at the well of St. Scholastica to drink its water, which would help miraculous insemination and fertility. The statue of the Madonna delle Grazie Santa or is found in the Church of St. Agnes, where we see even the wooden statue of "Madonna Majulana. Among other architectural and artistic heritage to visit, there is no doubt the ancient and imposing Benedictine Abbey. The Romanesque style can be attributed to the work of the cloister of the Benedictines, and later rebuilt outside the Celestine in the false Gothic. In the nearby village of Gull also visit the Monastery of St. Benedict XII century. Corropoli gives us a nice and juicy appointment in the first ten days of May, when the "festival of gastronomy" we taste all the dishes. Certainly not the man-cherà "Stocco corropolese.

Continuing our journey in the valley between the vibrato and Sinello, stands on a hill Sant'Omero. The small town shows its highest point the remains of a medieval castle:of the towers and part of the city walls. The country, however, has an origin much older and we have confirmation from a number of Roman inscriptions found on fragments of stone. Interesting to see are the Palazzo Marchesale and then the two churches. The Church of Santa Maria a Vico, whose origin dates back to the distant early Christian, has a stone gateway c'immette in the charming interior with three naves. The younger the Parish Church of Sant'Omero instead of the fourteenth century. Very characteristic is the annual meeting of the May, when during the night between 30 April and 1 May, members of leftist parties, communists and socialists, were used to plant a poplar in the ground in front of City Hall, then the toast, and then return home with the sunrise. Today, however, two specific flags, as a result of various political events have been replaced by a single red flag.

From Sant'Omero is now proceeding in a southerly direction to the ancient pre-Roman origin Campli.The country, after various vicissitudes, ended up as part of Margaret of Austria, wife of Ottavio Farnese, who ordered the building of the homonymous palace here today the town hall. Buildings to admire in Campli there are really no end. Let's start by visiting the Church of Santa Maria in Platea, dating back to 300, but then restored four centuries later. Inside, darkened aisles shall be preserved paintings and paintings of great artistic and of great beauty, like the "Assumption", "Baptism of San Pancrazio" and the "Martyrdom of the Holy", all painted ceiling panels of 'building. On one side of the main facade instead admire the bell tower began in the fourteenth century and completed in the next century. Very nice, with its Romanesque doorway embellished with sculptures, is also the church of San Francesco in 1300. The interior has a nave and has important furniture, such as the remains of a triptych of the fourteenth century by dell'Amatrice Cola, a classic wooden cross painted a large altar in Baroque style and a seventeenth-century fresco of the Annunciation.In the same century was built the church of San Giovanni adorned with frescoes and precious paintings. In its immediate vicinity is Porta Angevin or Eastern Gate which dates from the fourteenth century. It is part of the fortification of the village and shows the arms Anjou. And then we visit the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli with its wooden altar, the church of the Misericordia, which houses a painting by Giambattista Boncori and the church of San Bernardino referred to admire the pretty cloister. Is certainly suggestive note Scala Santa and then began to open to the faithful four times a year to allow them to go in the knee in order to get pardon. Today the faithful and tourists can still admire it. Also worth visiting is the nearby village of Campovalano where, thanks to archaeological excavations was found a Roman necropolis dating from the fifth and sixth centuries BC. The traditions of Campli are interesting as well as the singular and solemn procession in the month of May to the grotto of San Michele, or the succulent "festival of pork" in late September that goes with folk celebrations. On January 3, however, the country and the district is in the live nativity scene.

The first route of this province is concluded in its capital, Teramo, a city built on a broad plain between the river and the river Vezzola Tordino. Just because located between two rivers was the ancient name of Teramo Interamnia. During the Roman period was certainly an important municipality, as we witness the ruins of the Roman Theatre and of the III-IV century AD, we meet in the old part located in the heart of the city. In the fall of Teramo also suffers the dark centuries of barbarian invasions until the reconstruction took place by the will of Bishop Guido II. His name is especially linked to the cathedral of San Berardo, which he erected in 1158, the ashes, it seems, of a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Juno. In the fourteenth century the building was expanded and then in 1700 he became the baroque style, but fortunately in this century, the cathedral was restored and he could return to admire its original Romanesque style and harmonious. On the outside is imposing the entrance raised on a wide staircase, as well as the square bell tower.Inside we see now the precious silver altar frontal by Nicola da Guardiagrele who has depicted vivid scenes of the Gospel. Precious are the altarpiece of the 400 Jacobello del Fiore, the candelabrum for the Paschal candle and the pulpit. In the chapel of San Berardo housing the remains of the saint. A few steps away is the town hall dating back to 800, but with loggia and fourteenth-century Roman inscriptions in the lobby. Now, the old Bishop's Palace with its medieval arcades, then continuing on the path to the discovery of Teramo, we visit the church of St. Anthony, former San Francesco, built in the thirteenth, fourteenth century and restored in the sixteenth century. The original lines were kept outside while the inside has taken a baroque style. There are interesting paintings and traces of frescoes from 1400. Now we visit the church of St. Anne, once the ancient cathedral town called Santa Maria Aprutiensis. The structure burned in the twelfth century, which was burned in the fire in the city after the sacking of the Earl of Loretello. Only part of the church remained intact, including the Chapel of San Berardo that miraculously did not suffer any damage.Let us pause now to admire the small church of Santa Caterina open to the faithful once a year. Nearby we see an old private house in 1200, belonged to the feudal family Melatini, then we find the church of San Luca in 1300, entirely out of stone and wood inside with a beautiful altar with reliefs.

In front of the Fallen for Liberty Square is the ancient church of the Madonna delle Grazie, built in the twelfth century. Inside you can admire beautiful paintings and traditional wooden statue of the Madonna and Child. Walking in the cool Villa Comunale di Teramo meets a lovely neoclassical building, the Civic Museum in which are kept interesting archaeological finds. The building also is the city's rich art gallery where you can find many works of art such as sculptures, ceramics and paintings. The culture and history of Teramo continues to occur even in the traditions and social events, is the very famous "Interamnia Cup," World Handball tournament into the city athletes from all nations.




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