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Information on Abruzzo


Population:

1.243.690 abitanti

Surface:

10.794

Boundaries:

In the north with Marche, in the east with Adriatic Sea, in the south with Molise, in the west with Lazio.

Agriculture:

The agriculture of this region is not very developed because of the unfauvourable territory. Neverthanless, we have potatoes, vegetables, wheat, suger-beet, corn, grapes,oats and olive oil. A feature of Abruzzo is the cultivation of liquorice and saffron, but cattle breeding is in decline. The production of fruit and vegetables are quite important, especially for peaches, figs and salade vegetables. Although not of prime importance, tobacco and cherry growing is fairly well developed.

Landscapes:

In the territory of Abruzzo there are no flat lands; in fact this is the most mountainous region of the Italian peninsular. The Gran Sasso of Italy is situated between Teramo and L' Aquila. This is an enormous mass of laimestone rock, more than 30 kms long, which has numerous peaks above 2000 m; the principal summit is the Corno Grande (Big Horn), at 2914 m., is also the highest in the whole of the Appenine range. A branch of this is the Corno Piccolo (Little Horn), at 2637 m, similar to a rocky pyramid. Once there were many big glaciers on the Gran Sasso. Now a day, however, only one small glacier remains; it is called the Calderone (Cauldron) and is the only one in Appenine. The most important group next the Gran Sasso is the Maiella. It is lower than Gran Sasso, less arid and hard and its highest peak is the Monte Amaro (Bitter Mountain), at 2795 m. The principal rivers of the region are the Aterno-Pescara (145 kms), the Sangro (117 kms), the Trigno (85 kms) and the Vomano (75 kms). The most important lakes are the Scanno and the Campotosto, although the latter is an artificial lake. The clima is mild along the coast and continental inland. It only remain to speak about the wonderful National Park of Abruzzo, began in 1923, which cover an area of 40,000 hectares. There are rare examples of wolves and bears in the fauna and in the flora has forests of beeches and silvan pines. Topography: Mountain 65,1% Hill 34,9%

Industry:

Even if there are many limitation, industrial activity in Abruzzo is gradually developing and these days the result in the chemical, alimentary and textile sectors and expecially in clothes and paper are reasonably good. All this factories are mainly concentrated around Chieti and Pescara, but L' Aquila also has small industrial centres. A very important factor is the increase in man-power during the last 10 years and the conseguent stabilisation in unemployment. Tourism, expecially in the seaside resorts, and various commercial activities are very important to the service sector.

Cities:

The main city of the region is L' Aquila, located in the centre of a large basin along the River Aterno. Handicraft, commercial and industrial activity is quite well developed, but agriculture remain the principal source of income; in fact the culture of potatoes, corn and grapes is very important. Industries are average and small dimension and operating in sectors of wood, paper making and agricultural products. Tourism is well established both in summer and winter. In L' Aquila it is possible to find some wonderful monuments such as the church of Santa Maria di Collemaggio (St. Mary of Mayhill) and the castle and church of San Bernardino. The greater part of the National Park of Abruzzo lies in this province. Another important city of this region is Pescara, which stand in the river of the same name, facing on the Adriatic Sea. Commercial and industrial activities are their principal resources, especially in alimentary, metalmechanic and clouthing sectors. The port of Pescara flavour commerce and the city flourishes with seaside tourism. The only important building to visit is the house of Gabriele D' Annunzio. Teramo, another big city, lies on a flatland 30 kms away from Adriatic Sea. It has good agricultural production of grapes, vegetables, beet and cereals; there is also a faiirly good industrial activity in the food productionand textile sectors. Seaside tourism is well developed. The most interestingartistics monuments are the churches of San Getulio and San Francesco and the Romanic-Gothic style Cathedral. We can only say that Chieti has a well developed agrarian culture of grapes, cereals and sugar-beet and cattle breeding is thriving. Tourism and industry are expanding. For the lovers of the ancient ruins, ther eare the remains of Roman temples and the Forum. Touristic resorts: Pescara, Vasto, Giulianova and Silvi Marina are the seaside resort. Roccaraso and Tagliacozzo are beautiful mountain centres.

Characters:

The only important men born in Abruzzo are Gabriele D' Annunzio (1863-1938) and Ignazio Silone (1900-1978). The former was a very famous novellist and poet at the beginning of the century. He became well known in literary field for his collaboration with the works of "Capitan Fracassa" and the "Cronaca Bizantina". His most famous romances are "Il Piacere" and "Il Fuoco", the poems of "Le Laudi" and "Il Canto Nuovo" and the tragedies "La Fiacclo sotto il Moggio" and "Fedra". He was an out-and-out leftist and an army volunteer when Italy enter in the First World War. After an existance imbued with feverish activity that he defined as "vivere inimitabile" (incomparable living), he spent the last two years of life completely alone. Ignazio Silone was a famous novellist and politician man and deputy of Italian Socialist Party in the Fifties; his real name was Secondo Tranquilli. In 1945, he was the director of "L' Avanti", a newspaper enclaind to comunism. Later, he decided to leave politics in order to give more time to his preferred activity: writing. Most importants operas are "Fontamara", "Pane e Vino", "Il Segreto di Luca" and "Uscita di Sicurezza", in which we can observe some autobiographic tracts.

History:

Abitato da vari popoli italici, come Vestini, Marsi, Marrucini e Peligni, ecc. il territorio dell'odierno Abruzzo fu sottomesso dai Romani verso il 300 a.C.. La regione restò sotto il loro controllo fino al 476 d.C., anno in cui ebbe termine la storia dell'Impero romano; successivamente il territorio abruzzese fu sottomesso dapprima dai Goti ed in seguito dai Longobardi, due popoli barbarici che governarono in maniera rude e spietata. Nel 773 Carlo Magno occupò l'Abruzzo e lo divise in vari ducati e piccoli feudi; questi ultimi cominciarono a venire sottratti per mano dei Normanni, che piano piano divennero i signori delle terre abruzzesi, comandati dal loro re Ruggero II. Ai Normanni succedettero gli Svevi, i quali furono scacciati quasi subito dalla dominazione angioina, che a sua volta fu sostituita da quella spagnola. Quest'ultima, mal vista dalla gente abruzzese, fu caratterizzata dalle numerose e dure rivolte popolari; proprio per causa di questo motivo, gli Spagnoli furono costretti a dividere la regione in tre province: L'Aquila, Chieti e Teramo. Si ebbe questa divisione anche nei periodi delle dominazioni austriaca e borbonica. Dal 1860, a seguito dell'impresa dei Mille, l'Abruzzo fa parte dello Stato italiano.

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