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World War II, The Atinati rescued in Assisi

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Today we take advantage of this date, 10 June (in 1940 Italy declares war), to tell a story (from what we know few know) of a group of people from Atina rescued at the end of the Second World War in Assisi. Our territory was hit hard, Atina and the other villages of the Comino […]

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St. Mark of Galilee

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Marco di Atina known as Galileo, was a contemporary of Jesus and originally from Galilee. Having come of age, after a long journey, he arrived in Atina. Here, a guest of the noble and wealthy Palaziano, the most illustrious of the whole city, who had welcomed the apostle Peter from Antioch to Rome, he was […]

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The Cyclopean Walls path

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Today, 16 February 2020, a splendid walk, going up from the “Madonnella” and following the “green path” traced and marked on the map of the Saint Stefano hill, created by the Naturalmente Atina network.

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S. Stefano hill, Yellow path “The Medieval Village”

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The junction point between the red route (Madonnella) and the yellow one is at the top of the first level of the hill (550 mlm), where an entrance gate to the pre-Roman city was probably located, along the circuit of the cyclopean walls.

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S. Stefano hill, Red path

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From Via della Veduta, which leads from Atina to Villa Latina, you immediately cross the Madonnella path (difficulty 0/1). When you arrive after a pleasant walk almost level, the Church of the Immaculate Conception appears immediately and a little further on the chapel dedicated to the Madonna, with a nice place attached for a relaxing […]

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St. Mark of Galilee Arm Reliquary

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According to the legends and news reported in the Chronicon Atinense Ecclesiae (1145-1150) of the benedictine monk Pietro Diacono, Marco, a galilean disciple of the apostle Pietro and ordained bishop by him, was killed in Atina during the persecution of Domiziano (95-96), martyred by two nails in the head. His cult was recovered following some […]

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History of Atina

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The ancient village of Atina rises in a dominant position, close to the Meta mountain group, in the heart of the Mainarde, in the upper Melfa valley, the Comino Valley. The origins and the legend There are many opinions on the origin of its name. Those who believe it was founded by Saturn (Saturnus in […]

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Terrisio di Atina and Carnival

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Terrisio di Atina, who lived in the first half of the 1200, was a magister (professor) at the Studium (university) in Naples, and a circle of students had to be built around him, ready to joke. We received three humorous letters relating to the teaching activity: in the last one, the professor Terrisio, “cui nomen […]

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Urban development of Atina

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This infographic map shows the urban development of Atina, from Middle Ages to XX century. Blue Middle AgesXIII/XIV c. Green RenaissanceXV/XVI c. Pink XVII/XVIII c. Yellow XIX/XX c.