Centro Storico L'Aquila
Centro Storico L'Aquila
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,970 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is the beautiful city of L'Aquila, in Abruzzo region, in the middle of Italian peninsula. Unfortunately, some years ago, a terrible hearth quake, destroid or damaged a lot of attractions. Help this city, help this people. VISIT L'AQUILA.
Written October 27, 2019
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Dan
Genk, Belgium288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
It's been 8 years now since the devastated earthquake of 2009. Roughly 30-35% of the buildings have gone through a great restoration. The quality of the work is just amazing. You will see how much work still needs to be done but so far I'm impressed. Millions of Euros are being spent on just one building. Once most of the work is finished (probably 10 years from now) L'Aquila will be a city not to be missed in Italy. Far more and nicer buildings than most well-known cities. However, don't wait. Visit L'Aquila now !!! They will need your support. You will already see many people walking along the Corso and the Piazza Duomo.
Written September 9, 2017
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alex4777
Purmerend, The Netherlands1,114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
When walking in the early evening around and witnessing all the buildings under restoration and others scaffolded, to prevent them falling apart, you feel the destructive force of the 2009 earthquake. It felt like visiting a war zone, like in Syria, although I've never been there. Reconstruction will take many more decades from now, but i must say, the buildings which are now ready, show a lot of craftsmanship of the reconstructors.
I wonder who will buy the buildings when reconstruction is finished. Cost are between 5-15 mio euro each building. Who can afford?....
Written June 26, 2017
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Tamer H
Bolu, Türkiye253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Almost deserted with closed alleys and ruined homes. But one can see the past richness of the city in past while touring the historical center. A lot of restoration and renovation is underway; however it seems that these will continue for some more decades. The city is like a restauration workshop and I presume it might be exciting for the professionals of this field.
Written August 26, 2016
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EnricoR
Reggio Emilia, Italy281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
A reserved, gentle city, reborn but suffering from the visible wounds of a devastating earthquake, but beautiful even with numerous scaffolding, intelligent and smiling. A beautiful ancient city but projected towards the future
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Written August 27, 2023
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Maurizio
Faenza, Italy29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Good evening, on the occasion of my 60th birthday, my wife and I treated ourselves to 4 days in Abruzzo, first by the sea and then inland and specifically in L'Aquila and I must say that I was positively impressed by the whole city despite 15 years after earthquake there is still a lot of work to do but a very lively city full of young people who meet in the clubs and full of places (bars, restaurants) we stayed one night before returning home and I had good feelings that it will soon return to how it was before the earthquake, wonderful experience and beautiful monuments.
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Written May 24, 2024
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Gius2014aprile
Rome, Italy33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I had never been to L'Aquila, but it seems like a city that has returned to normality after the earthquake. There are only a few buildings still to be restored and Piazza Duomo to be completely reopened. I came on a Saturday, the city is full of people and clubs. It is clean and tidy. In the historic center there are many attractions, in particular the Basilica of San Bernardino, the Piazza Duomo still to be opened.
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Written October 15, 2023
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ROCCO L
Bari, Italy711 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The historic center seems to have lost its soul. It must have been a beautiful city before the earthquake, but now, partially renovated, it seems too modern.
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Written August 20, 2023
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Ag17022000
607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The forest of cranes still impresses as you approach the heights of the historic center, and the wounds of the earthquake are still fully visible in literally every corner of the latter. But L'Aquila, founded in the mid-1200s to be the capital, immediately grew and made monumental, destroyed several times but always rebuilt, without ever abandoning a certain yearning for the grandeur of architectural forms, is still able to impress with much more than its unhealed scars of recent history. In a region of timeless villages, blocked by history in the appearance they had when firearms did not yet exist, this city is paradoxically recent, unusually planned. But it keeps strong the soul of the innermost Abruzzo, that of its province and which looms over its roofs with the Gran Sasso massif, and keeps it everywhere: from the narrow uphill streets to the medieval sides of the buildings to the robust doors of simple elegance , capable of appearing both a mountain village and a superb capital in the rigorously uphill views of the Costa Masciarelli. In short, it is an unusual and very particular beauty, a city that would already be grandiosely monumental if it were not also picturesque, unique in the grid of its streets and its steep coasts, in the many churches in an unmistakable style and - in particular - the monumental San Bernardino and the stupendous Basilica of Collemaggio. Also worthy of note is the imposing Spanish Fort, surrounded by a beautiful park. Then there is the earthquake, the thousand closed roads and the endless construction sites. What has been rebuilt, however, is most of the time beautiful, and what remains to be done (much, far too much) is a singular lesson in recent history. To have it, you absolutely need to visit this unique capital in Italy.
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Written August 6, 2023
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roby_m74
Pisa, Italy68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
The city, which I had not seen for 7 years, is in a good phase of reconstruction. The problem I notice is that some administrators got too carried away to authorize public areas too cemented that have removed green areas (such as that cemented area with pools and fountains that has no sense of logic under a beautiful garden of tall trees inclined but interrupted). The new cathedral square is still being redeveloped and the few tiny trees set in concrete mountains stand out: a sunny square. Maybe the goal was to sell the cement.
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Written July 16, 2024
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