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Amatrice As It Was Before

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There won’t be a next time.

Amatrice has been on my “next time” list for the past two years. We have talked about visiting the town for a Sunday lunch because of its famed amatriciana. But at a distance of approximately two hours from Rome, it was just beyond the range of our driving limits for a day trip.Amatrice As It Was Before

Centuries of History and 300,000 Wheels of Cheese Destroyed in Deadly Italy Earthquake

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The latest reports about the earthquake that hit Emilia-Romagna this weekend state that at least seven people were killed, 50 injured, and more than 13,000 have been displaced. The 6.0 earthquake struck early Sunday morning north of the city of Bologna in the town of Finale Emilia. According to The Guardian, the quake “wrought havoc in small towns and villages dotting the countryside between Bologna, Ferrara and Modena.”Centuries of History and 300,000 Wheels of Cheese Destroyed in Deadly Italy Earthquake

Abruzzo’s Beffi Triptych

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In the wake of Abruzzo’s devastating earthquake of April 2009, many companies and countries have pulled together to aid the tremor-stricken region. The other day, while visiting the National Gallery in Washington, DC, I learned that this aid has been… Abruzzo’s Beffi Triptych

L’Aquila Earthquake Info

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The full extent of the damage to L’Aquila and the surrounding area after yesterday’s 6.3 earthquake is still not known. As of now, there are at least 179 confirmed dead and numerous buildings, including the Church of Maria di Collemaggio,… L’Aquila Earthquake Info