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Norcia and L’Aquila Apply For UNESCO World Heritage Status
Published on Sunday, April 9, 2017 by After taking a year off from submitting UNESCO World Heritage bids, Italy has put forth two bids for the country’s central region for consideration next year. If approved, the sites would be added to Italy’s list of 51 total UNESCO World Heritage sites, the most of any country. The towns in question, Norcia and L’Aquila, were hard-hit by earthquakes in 2016 a...
New Auditorium by Renzo Piano Opens in L’Aquila Abruzzo
Published on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The capital of the Italian region of Abruzzo - L'Aquila - was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2009. It will take years to rebuild the destruction but now some good news for the citizens of L'Aquila. This month the city inaugurated a new temporary auditorium whose design was donated by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano who also designed Rome's Parco della Musica A...