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

The European squirrel


The European squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a rodent of the Sciurus family, widely spread in the European continent. Long about 40 cm (only the tail is 20 cm long), it is red-brown in Central and Northern Europe, black in the Southern one. The lower part is white. Squirrels have diurnal attitudes and are deft climbers. Their nest, different from ravens’ … Continue reading

The historic centre of Atri


In reference to the submission for the inclusion of the Atri-Cerrano site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, we can say that the historic centre of Atri is identified as one of three “main areas” (A), together with the Regional Reserve Badlands of Atri (B) and the Tower of Cerrano Marine Protected Area (C) (to this end, you can see the previous post “Submission to UNESCO for the Atri-Cerrano site”). In fact the historic centre of Atri is a well-preserved minor centre of Abruzzo, decorated with the recognition of city of art. 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