The public theatre of Atri


The public theatre is one of the outstanding architectural buildings which characterize the cathedral square of Atri. In fact, its façade is opposite the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta’s. It is a neoclassical theatre, with overlapping stages and horseshoe-shaped plan, a typology spread over the 19th century on the model of the “Theatre alla Scala” in Milan (18th century). In … Continue reading

Submission to UNESCO for the Atri-Cerrano site


The initiative of a submission for the inclusion of the Atri-Cerrano site on the UNESCO World Heritage List is one of most ambitious projects which can contribute to the idea of shared protection and promotion of the large hilly-coastal-marine territory between the Regional Reserve Badlands of Atri and the Tower of Cerrano Marine Protected Area. Continue reading

Atri: from the origins to latin colony


Our series of articles must necessarily start from Atri, which is the most ancient and important city of the area (Fig. 1) covered in our blog. The origins of Atri are shrouded in legends about migrations from Dalmatia, probably around the twelfth century BC, by the Illyrians who, crossing the Adriatic, also settled on the coast of Piceno, moving into … Continue reading