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Events and feste / Re: Capestrano
« Last post by PJM on May 21, 2018, 01:06:45 AM »
23 to 26 August 2018 the film festival Capestrano.
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Events and feste / Capestrano
« Last post by PJM on May 21, 2018, 01:04:36 AM »
I wasn't around for this last year but it's amazing all the extra events picnics, wine tasting etc ..so upset i was in the uk . It's the Strano film festival in Capestrano  http://www.stranofilmfestival.com/en/who-we-are/
 Seen they are promoting in America, its not a little event as I thought at first but it's international . All good for the area.
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Events and feste / Re: events
« Last post by Tartufa on May 19, 2018, 08:20:44 AM »
Life In Abruzzo have just launched a very good What's On section which covers the whole region:  https://www.lifeinabruzzo.com/whats-on-in-abruzzo/

(Thank you Pamela for sharing a lot of our own info from Welcome To Sulmona - it all helps!)

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Events and feste / events
« Last post by PJM on May 19, 2018, 01:22:17 AM »
I have a house rental in Capestrano and I am finding it easier to inform my guests of events using facebook , so any of you are interested my facebook page it
is Capestrano- Pamela's house rental. I probably should share the info on this site but just don't have the time and many of you are in a different area .I find the tourist information on the area very good but so so many sites for my guests to wade through so that's why I pick up the relevant information and post to facebook .
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I doubt there will be a video of the event. This particular date has been scheduled for a a British family whose father (grandfather?) was a POW here and it is just a simple tour of the camp and not an Open Day per se. At some stage, when the Military have passed over control of the camp to the association mentioned below, and funding permits, it is hoped that there will be a sort of visitors' centre and a proper calendar of events and promotional activities. Until then it is very informal and a big 'ad hoc'.
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Hope the event goes well. It would be lovely if, perhaps there was a video to share for those who canít get there?
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L'Aquila / Re: Guided Tour of Campo 78 POW Camp - Sulmona Monday May 7th 10.00am
« Last post by Tartufa on May 04, 2018, 02:35:03 PM »
New date:  Monday 7th May, 10.00am

If you haven't already visited Campo 78 then do try to come on Monday. It has a fascinating story which is always very well told by the two local experts. 

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/171223233591291/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1525437005248240

Info: This coming Monday the 7th of May, there will be a guided tour of 'Campo 78' POW camp at Fonte d'Amore, near Sulmona given by local association Una Fondazione per il Morrone. The camp, which was in use during both world wars, housed Allied prisoners captured in N. Africa during the first part of WWII up until the Armistice of September, 1943. The tour will be given by Mario Salzano for WWI, and Mario Setta for WWII, both assisted by a mother tongue English translator. Note that the camp is not usually open to the public and special permission has been granted by the military for this particular date. No entrance fee will be charged however visitors are kindly asked to donate whatever amount they choose to the camp's fundraising campaign. The entrance to the camp is up a small lane, just off Via Fonte' d'Amore, 5 minutes outside of Sulmona. For more info please contact Una Fondazione per il Morrone

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it was this camp and I just read sadly Len passed away aged 99 in January

Yes - the documentary was filmed in part here last Spring. We helped as local 'fixers'. The film company didn't know where to find the 'Spinosa family in Zappanotte' and I mentioned that I passed a house on my (almost) daily dog walk with that name, in that area, and BINGO they found the family. A great story. Not many left to tell their stories sadly.
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Oh dear, that is a shame. An amazing guy and so brave  :(
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it was this camp and I just read sadly Len passed away aged 99 in January
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