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Italy : Abruzzi

near Cansano, L'Aquila, Abruzzi, Italy
Approx. altitude: 884 m (2900 ft)
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Antipode: 42°S 166°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: South view

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  42°N 14°E (visit #2)  

#1: Panoramic View E-N-W and CP location

(visited by Philippe Burtin and Antonella Burtin)

12-Apr-2012 -- We made a 4 day trip in Italy during easter week. It has become traditional during these trips to dedicate one day to a confluence visit and we decided to visit N42 E14 because it has only been visited once in 2001.

The weather was really nice and clear. We could easily reach Sulmona (Abruzzo) and the village of Cansano using a road map. Just before arriving in Cansano we turned right on a small paved road and drove 700 meters before leaving our car at the beginning of a forest track heading in the direction of the CP.

We walked south west for 500 meters and went over the ridge east of the CP and hit the point in a field already described by Hans Augdoppler.

Back to our car we spent the day visiting the wonderfull and unrecognized city of Sulmona with a special mention for the San Panfilio Cathedral with the 8th century crypt (picture 7) and the Piazza garibaldi framed by the medieval aqueduct built during the 13th century (picture 8). Sulmona is also known for being the birth place of the roman poet Ovid (43 bc). We also visited the Badia Moronese , an abbey originating from the 13th century (picture 9). The first monk community there was founded by a monk who became pope under the name of Celestin V. Interestingly he was the only pope in history to abdicate his charge after 5 months and died imprisoned by his successor 10 months later. The bell tower of the abbay survived the 2008 eathcake that ruined the Aquila region.


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  Notes
Just on the western edge of the Parco Nazionale della Majella.