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Discover 12 places to see in L'aquila

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Fontana delle 99 cannelle

The fontana delle 99 cannelle, also known as Rivera, is a historical monument.

Located in the Rivera, one of the oldest of the historic centre, near the river Aterno, the fountain is composed of ninety-three stone gargoyles and six single, taps most of which water flows. According to tradition, the cannelle are ninety-nine castles, in the 13th century, participated in the Foundation of L'Aquila.

Among them, of particular interest is that the far right depicting a man with the head of fish that would refer to a medieval tale known as Colapesce legend.


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Amiternum

Amiternum was an ancient italic town founded by the Sabines, whose ruins are today not far from l'aquila. Its name comes from the river Aterno.
The city gave birth to one of the major Roman historians, Sallust.
The remains of Amiternum sabina are several well-preserved, located in the locality of San Vittorino, near L'aquila. Among the most interesting include the amphitheatre, the theatre of the Augustan age and late Imperial Age villa with mosaics and frescoes. There are also remains of baths and an aqueduct dating from themselves to the age of Augustus.


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Basilica of s. Maria di Collemaggio

Begun in 1287 by Pietro da Morrone, stands with his imperious façade with Romanesque portal in the charming square. Inside the frescoes of Sienese masters 300, the Golden wooden organ ', 700 tomb of Pope Celestine V Grand Refusal, and the frescoes of Ruther enriches the artistic value.


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San Massimo Cathedral

The Cathedral, Cathedral of L'Aquila, which was built in the 13th century, was destroyed by the earthquake of 1703 and subsequently restored in the XIX and XX century[2]. Badly damaged by the earthquake of 2009, is currently closed.


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Fontana Luminosa

Created by Nicola D'antino is a monumental circular fountain with two bronze nudes sorreggenti the characteristic "conca abruzzese". Placed at the entrance of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, offers visitors a fascinating interplay of night colored lights, hence the name.


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Spanish Fort

The Spanish Fort, also known as the sixteenth-century castle, is a fortress.

Restored in 1951 by the Superintendency of Monuments and galleries of Abruzzo and Molise, became home to the National Museum of Abruzzo, the region's most important, and it is used for exhibitions and conferences. Inside there is also an Auditorium and a conference room.

Was seriously damaged by the earthquake of 2009 and is not currently accessible.


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MUSEO NAZIONALE D'ABRUZZO

Set inside the Spanish fortress, at present under restoration, the museum collects a few of the most noteworthy artistic expressions of the region, such as a processional cross by Nicola from Guardiagrele, wooden sculptures by Silvestro from L'Aquila, Beffi's triptych and canvases by Francesco from Montereale and Giulio Cesare Badeschini. Among the most noticeable pieces on display there are finds from the near-by archaeological site of Amiternum and pre-historic finds, especially the extraordinary fossil of Archidikodon Meridionalis Vestinus, a species widespread in the Pleistocene.


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MUSEO SPERIMENTALE D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA ' MU. SP. BC. '

The experimental Contemporary Art Museum (MU. SP. A. C) opens to the public in 1993 thanks to the Associazione Culturale "quarter of Santa Giusta" which serves the first nucleus of the collection within the former monastery of s. Maria dei recommended. The Association, formed by Henry in 1984 Lewd, is interested in the artistic avant-garde of the ' 900 and stands right now for the multidisciplinary approach, focused on the anthropological aspects of art. In 1998, when they began work on the premises of the monastery in order to accommodate the Archaeological Museum of Santa Maria dei recommend


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