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Diary, October 25, 1797

A very strange thing happened to me yesterday, which I cannot explain. And I still wonder what happened! That’s why I’m going to write it down here. Fortunately, in the folds of my dress, I always have my notebook, pen … Continue reading

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Flourless Italian Almond Cookies – Spumini Abruzzesi

Every region in every country has its own typical dishes and desserts. I am always curious to know the ones especially from Italy. This time I have tried some typical cookies from the Abruzzo region. A friend of mine sent … Continue reading

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Lakes and Waterfalls in the Caves of Stiffe

Dripstone or limestone caves formed in millions of years. They can be amazingly huge. Some of them became show caves, open to public. The caves of Stiffe are one of them, with waterfalls and little lakes. A ‘must see’ in … Continue reading

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Exploring the Region of Abruzzo (IV)

Italy has the most interesting history and an incredible variety of landscapes, traditions, even languages and more. The greenest region is Abruzzo. Located in the North of southern Italy it has a lot of forests, deep gorges, high plateaus, lakes … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Retreat – The Hermitage of Saint Venantius

Just more than a boy, the fifteen old Venanzio was tortured and killed because he believed in another God than most of the people of his time. In his honour a hermitage was built in a most suggestive spot above … Continue reading

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