📷 Photos of Villaalfonsina (CH) – Abruzzo – ITALY

Villalfonsina is an Italian town of 911 inhabitants in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo, part of the union of the communes of the Miracles.

The origins of Villalfonsina are uncertain and a source of discussion. However, some texts state that the town was founded in the 16th century by the feudal lord Alfonso Caracciolo prince of San Buono and baron of Casalbordino. Other sources assert instead that the country was founded by the Schiavoni who landed on the Osento river with makeshift vehicles, fled from the Balkan peninsula pushed by the Turkish advance in search of more hospitable lands. At that time the area was under the fief of the d’Avalos of Vasto who owned a palace surrounded by farmhouses of colonists and servants, for which the population was subjected to the service of his belongings. A trace of this settlement remains in the parish, which has a bulb-shaped bell tower, typical architecture of the eastern shore of the Adriatic.

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📷 PHOTOS of Casalbordino (CH) – Abruzzo – ITALY

Casalbordino is an Italian municipality of 5972 inhabitants in the province of Chieti in Abruzzo, and is the seat of the union of the municipalities of the Miracles.

The name goes back to a leader of that period, Roberto Bordinus, who captained the garrison in defense of the monastery.

Casal, that is, a farmhouse, a small territory of dwellings that guarded the monastery, developed from an ancient tower, later became the fortified center, a fief of the D’Avalos.

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The mother church of San Salvatore, the main church in the city center, whose first plant dates back to the 14th century. It has neoclassical features, although the interior retains the late Baroque appearance.

 

 

 
The sanctuary of the Madonna dei Miracoli, an important Theatine sanctuary, located north-east of Casalbordino in the suburbs, a destination for pilgrimages, since the period of the Marian apparition to the farmer Alessandro Muzii in the year 1576, when there was a terrible storm that destroyed the collected, except that of the villager, who prayed to Our Lady. The sanctuary was built over the first chapel in 1824, however being damaged by the Second World War, when the Benedictine monastery had already been built, it was redone again in the 1950s, finished in 1962, having a neo-Renaissance style. The historical sanctuary was immortalized by Gabriele D’Annunzio in the novel The Triumph of Death, which summarizes the events of the Marian apparition of 1576, and then describes the pilgrimage of wayfarers and wretches, in asking for thanks to the Madonna, under the gaze of the protagonists of the story Giorgio Aurispa and Ippolita Sanzio.

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The Lido (beach) di Casalbordino, equipped and popular seaside resort with a large sandy beach, is 7.5 km from the municipal capital and extends along the suggestive Costa dei Trabocchi, a very short distance from the spectacular rocky coast of the Marine Natural Reserve of Punta d’Erce ( or Punta Aderci), called in the area “the little Normandy”.

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The struggle of the Italian Premier CONTE in Europe that does not exist …

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Inequalities and disagreements continue within the European Union. In recent days there have been many summits among the heads of state, who have discussed the 2021-2027 budget with which the post-pandemic recovery fund, the famous recovery fund, is associated.
The Italian Premier Conte has repeatedly expressed his dissent towards the heads of state that put countries like Italy in check. It has been a long time since Italy has had such a prominent Premier, which imposes itself in Europe with authority, but also with demeanor and diplomacy. In particular, what recriminates Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is that countries like Holland (Denmark, Belgium, etc ..) that have few inhabitants, manage to impose decision-making power disproportionate to their size. This obviously undermines the whole balance of the European union. In fact, the Nordic (and Scandinavian) countries have always been long-lived in the state budgets and the state saving fund is obviously different from state to state …
It is increasingly a Europe that does not exist.
I think this premier is the last hope to fix policies within the continent, which has never existed for integrity and community policies …

On 19th July of 28 years ago the great magistrate Paolo Borsellino died

Paolo Borsellino

In Italy Paolo Borsellino is considered by many (almost everyone) a hero, although I have the perception that over the years, the generations that have not lived through the 90s do not give much importance to personalities of this type.
The magistrate Paolo Borsellino was killed in via D’Amelio in Palermo (Sicily) because he was one of the main wrestlers to the Mafia. Borsellino died a few months after the killing of another great magistrate Falcone. To date, magistrates of this caliber exist in Italy but can be counted on the fingers of one hand, and those few who have the courage to fight are kept under guard 24 hours a day.
Despite having the foggy memories of those years, because I was only a child, I can clearly say in retrospect that probably magistrates today do not have a media visibility as in the 90s, probably because in the past decades it hit the state with real massacres and those who fought Cosa Nostra (Mafia) could not escape interviews and TV …
Today the Mafia no longer hits as it once did but acts in the dark and news of the killings of people by the killers is also rare ..
The massacre season is over and many think that this happened due to a famous negotiation between the state and the mafia in the mid-90s …

ITALY, covid19: The state of emergency will be extended at the end of the year!

PRESS CONFERENCE AT PALAZZO CHIGI FOR THE DDL SIMPLIFICATIONS

Maybe someone had some doubts or hoped at least that the emergency (at least the peak) had passed, but objectively it was almost obvious that the state of emergency in Italy was extended until the end of the year.
The infections, albeit low, are always there and are constant; they are mainly present in the northern regions, where the population density is clearly higher than in the southern Italian areas.

This news does not provide any good for the markets, which will suffer a further arrest. But frankly in March, when the pandemic broke out, it was clear that this situation would continue all year round. The decisive period will be autumn: with the reopening of the schools, in fact, a further peak of the infections is expected, which hopefully will not reach the levels at the beginning of the year.

Despite all this, there are still those who argue that the emergency is only one invention of the state that wants to impose its own dictatorship. It is true that the infections have decreased but only thanks to social distancing and masks ..

6th july 2020: the master of soundtracks and the genius of Italian dead: Ennio Morricone

the music of the dollar trilogy will always remain in my mind. Although Ennio Morricone has composed for more than 500 flims, those of the westerns are indelible masterpieces. Nowadays I don’t think there is an Italian composer on the same level as ennio morricone, and the oscar prize, which the roman master won in 2016 is the confirmation.
I leave you with my favorite song, which is also the most famous.

DUA LIPA – Break My Heart

 

LYRIC
I’ve always been the one to say the first goodbye
Had to love and lose a hundred million times
Had to get it wrong to know just what I like
Now I’m fallin’
You say my name like I have never heard before
I’m indecisive but this time I know for sure
I hope I’m not the only one that feels it all
Are you fallin’?
Center of attention
You know you can get whatever you want from me
Whenever you want it, baby
It’s you in my reflection
Now I’m afraid of all the things it could do to me
If I would’ve known it, baby
I would’ve stayed at home
‘Cause I was doin’ better alone
But when you said, “Hello”
I know that was the end of it all
I should’ve stayed at home
‘Cause now there ain’t no letting you go
Am I falling in love
With the one that could break my heart?
Oh no, I was doin’ better alone
But when you said, “Hello”
I know that was the end of it all
I should’ve stayed at home
‘Cause now there ain’t no letting you go
Am I falling in love
With the one that could break my heart?
I wonder when you go, if I stay on your mind
Two can play that game, but you win me every time
Everyone before you was a waste of time
Yeah, you got me
Center of attention
You know you can get whatever you want from me
Whenever you want it, baby
It’s you in my reflection
Now I’m afraid of all the things it could do to me
If I would’ve known it, baby
I would’ve stayed at home
‘Cause I was doin’ better alone
But when you said, “Hello”
I know that was the end of it all
I should’ve stayed at home
‘Cause now there ain’t no letting you go
Am I falling in love
With the one that could break my heart?
Oh no, I was doin’ better alone
But when you said, “Hello”
I know that was the end of it all
I should’ve stayed at home
‘Cause now there ain’t no letting you go
Am I falling in love
With the one that could break my heart?
Ooh, break my heart
Ooh, break my heart
Ooh
Am I falling in love
With the one that could break my heart?
I would’ve stayed at home
‘Cause I was doin’ better alone
But when you said, “Hello”
I know that was the end of it all
I should’ve stayed at home
‘Cause now there ain’t no letting you go
Am I falling in love
With the one that could break my heart?
Oh no, I was doin’ better alone
But when you said, “Hello”
I know that was the end of it all
I should’ve stayed at home
‘Cause now there ain’t no letting you go
Am I falling in love
With the one that could break my heart?