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Abruzzo History --

bulletClick here for a  brief but concise history of Abruzzo by Grace Olivo graceo@earthlink.net.  

 

bulletClick here to read an english translation of the history of Abruzzo written originally for an Italian audience, author unknown.

 

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Click here to view the english translation of the first chapter of a scholarly treatment of the history of Abruzzo first published in 1903, currently being translated by Abruzzo2000.

 
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Click here to read the 1843 travel diary of Edward Lear, a British gentleman who gives a history lesson along with his impressions of the region.

Calascio History --

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The following article appeared in Volume VIII , No. 30 (1995) of D'Abruzzo.  

This is an elegantly written historical and romantic treatise about Calascio, and is the type of writing that loses a great deal of its beauty and meaning in translation.  We are fortunate to have the benefit of a beautiful translation compiled by Jackie Silvestri Capurro.  Native calascini who recognize the archaic terms and figurative speech are invited to send us their own suggestions for a more thorough translation.  Please read and enjoy.

Original Italian Version:  CALASCIO - Cuore di luce e magia di Pietra

English Translation: CALASCIO - Heart of Light and Enchantment of Stone

 
bulletPages 2-5 of a commemorative booklet issued in 1971.  This exerpt is a brief history and portrayal of Rocca Calascio written by Emidio DiCarlo and translated by Jackie Silvestri Capurro.

English Translation:  Calascio and its Fortress: A Timeless Story

bulletThe following is a scholarly article on the history of Calascio and Rocca Calascio, written by Silvio Germano for purposes of a travel brochure issued in the 1970's.  Paul Zelus and Alex Frasco combined to produce the translation.  There are many useful facts and figures in this article.

Original Italian Version: Calascio Oggi

English Translation:  Calascio Today