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Welcome to Italy in Photos and let our captivating photographs transport you to the very heart of Loreto Aprutino: – Loreto Aprutino is a small town in the province of Pescara, in the region of Abruzzo, Italy. It is located on a hilltop, overlooking the valley of the Pescara River and the Gran Sasso mountain range. Loreto Aprutino has a long and rich history, dating back to the pre-Roman times, when it was inhabited by the Italic tribe of the Vestini. The town was later colonized by the Romans, who named it Lauretum, after the laurel trees that grew in the area. Loreto Aprutino witnessed the passage of various rulers and cultures, such as the Lombards, the Normans, the Swabians, the Angevins, the Aragonese, and the Bourbons. The town preserves many traces of its medieval past, such as the defensive walls, the towers, the gates, and the noble palaces. The town also boasts a rich artistic and religious heritage, with several churches, convents, and museums. The most important church is the Basilica of San Pietro Apostolo, which dates to the 11th century and contains a precious wooden statue of San Zopito, the patron saint of the town. The town also hosts the Museum of Ceramics, which displays a collection of pottery from the local tradition and from other regions of Italy. Loreto Aprutino is famous for its production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil, which is obtained from the ancient olive trees that surround the town. The town has an Olive Oil Museum, where visitors can learn about the history and the techniques of olive oil making and taste different varieties of oil. Loreto Aprutino is a charming destination for those who want to discover the authentic and rural side of Italy, enjoying its natural beauty, its historical charm, and its gastronomic delights.
Strada Provinciale 151 is a road in Loreto Aprutino, a town in the province of Pescara. The road runs parallel to the A14 motorway and connects Loreto Aprutino with other towns such as Penne, Cervione, and San Benedetto del Tronto, (Photos 1-2-3-4) – Piazza Garibaldi is a square in Loreto Aprutino which is in the centre of the town. It is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, a famous Italian nationalist and revolutionary who fought for the unification of Italy. (Potos 5-6-7-8) – Via Vittorio Veneto is a street in Loreto Aprutino which runs from Strada Provinciale 151 to Via Carlo Bonfiglio (Photos 9-10-11) – Via degli Aquino is a street in Loreto Aprutino which runs from Via Carlo Bonfiglio to Str. Luna (Photos 12-15-17-18-19-20-35-36) – Via Carlo Bonfiglio is a street in Loreto Aprutino which runs from Via degli Aquino to the outskirts of the town (Photos 13-16) Parco Giochi Comunale is a public park in Loreto Aprutino and is on Via Carlo Bonfiglio The park is named after the communal games that were held there in the past, where people could enjoy sports, music, and entertainment. The park has a playground for children, and has benches and trees that provide shade and beauty. It is a popular place for locals and visitors to relax and have fun. (Photos 13-14) – Loreto Aprutino Centro Storico (Photos 21-22-23) – Via del Baio is a street in Loreto Aprutino which runs from the Castello Chiola Hotel to Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo (Photos 24-25) – Salita S. Pietro is a street in Loreto Aprutino which runs from Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo to Via Cesare Battisti (Photos 26-27-28) – Via Cesare Battisti is a street in Loreto Aprutino which runs from Largo Unità D’Italia to Via degli Aquino (Photo 29-30-31-32-33-34)
Loreto Aprutino Cuisine: – One of the attractions of Loreto Aprutino is its cuisine, which reflects the local traditions and ingredients of the Abruzzo region. Some of the typical dishes of Loreto Aprutino are: – asta alla chitarra: – A dish made with fresh pasta, tomato sauce, cheese, and chitarra cheese, a hard cheese like Parmesan. It is usually served with a green salad or roasted vegetables. – Polenta fritta: – A dish made with polenta (cornmeal) that is deep-fried until crispy and golden. It can be eaten as a snack or as a side dish with meat or fish. – Cassata: – A dessert made with layers of sponge cake soaked in rum syrup and filled with ricotta cheese, candied fruits, chocolate chips, and marzipan. It is decorated with whipped cream and fresh fruits. – Bianco di Cervia: – A liqueur made from chestnut honey that has a sweet and aromatic flavor. It can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with coffee or milk.
Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Strada Provinciale 151 to Via Carlo Bonfiglio
Approximately 0.82 km – 0.51 miles
The walk starts in Strada Provinciale 151 – Piazza Garibaldi – Via Vittorio Veneto – Via degli Aquino – Via Carlo Bonfiglio – Parco Giochi Comunale, Via Carlo Bonfiglio – Via degli Aquino – Via Carlo Bonfiglio
Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Via degli Aquino to Via degli Aquino
Approximately 0.62 km – 0.39 miles
The walk starts in Via degli Aquino – Centro Storico – Via del Baio – Salita S. Pietro – Via Cesare Battisti – Via degli Aquino