Penne

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Is an Italian town in the province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region, in mid-southern Italy. According to the last census in 2014 the population was 12,451. In 2012 Penne was selected as one of the “Most Beautiful Towns of Italy” (Borghi più belli d’Italia). Penne is today among the most important towns in the Vestini area, sitting in the hills between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea and opening the way for the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga through the Regional Natural Reserve “Lake of Penne”.

The widespread use of bricks in every historical building and paving gave Penne the appellation of “Città del mattone”, i.e. the “Town of Bricks”. In 2006, Penne was awarded the Silver Medal of Civic Merit for events suffered during World War II. The economy of Penne is driven mainly by tourism, agriculture, the regional hospital and Brioni, the Italian fashion house whose suits are still hand sewn by Pennese women. Wikipedia

Video 1 – Viale S. Francesco to Via Muzio Pansa
Approximately 0.80 km – 0.50 miles

The walk starts in Viale S. Francesco – Via Bernardo Castiglione – Largo S. Francesco – Via Bernardo Castiglione – Salita Ronzi – Via Sant’Agostino – Via Muzio Pansa

Video 2 – Via Muzio Pansa to Corso Emilio Alessandrini
Approximately 0.65 km – 0.40 miles

The walk starts in Via Muzio Pansa – Piazza Duomo – Via Giovanni B. Leopardi – Centro Storico – Via Giovanni B. Leopardi – Via Roma -Corso Emilio Alessandrini

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