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In the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, Santo Stefano lost its two most precious architectural prizes: its Medici Tower, the town's iconic symbol, which totally collapsed, and its 17th century Church of the Madonna del Lago, which lost most of its front facade and suffered a major roof collapse. The hill town's other ancient masonry buildings largely ...
After breakfast we head for Sant Omero where we meet our guide Andrea and visit this picturesque village and a couple of very special churches. First a Romanesque and baroque church in the main city then out into the countryside to visit chiesa di Santa Maria a vico. It dates back to an early roman settlement here by the river used to transport salt . There was a monastery here also that gave food ans shelter to shepherds ...
... Caitlin (a volunteer from Australia) and Ruth's brother with his family were also there, so quite a full house (which was great fun)! The kids are amazing (Charlie, Joe and Louie), and let's not forget the animal farm (2 cats, 8 kittens, 4 dogs, 4 chickens... I might have forgotten someone :-s) So, our job for the week was to restore inner walls of a 500 year old ruin. We learned how to fill the gaps in the wall using a lime and sand mixture. It ...
... the mountains in the other. The most important monuments in Atri includes the 13th century Duomo - the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. We walked around this because town and looked at churches and beautiful vistas. Then it was time to head back to Rome. Sadly, we hopped back on the bus. On the way back, there was one stop in L'Aquila. This is another medieval town that was destroyed in a 2009 earthquake.
It has been a few days since I have updated the blog and my family and I have enjoyed some time in the sun. It has been fun to relax with relatives while talking about anything and everything. Tomorrow is our last day here in Pineto as we make our way back to Rome for our flight home... See you all soon and take ...
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