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Poggioreale

Piazza Elimo

The new Poggioreale is displaced on overlapping bastions, each one in a ring around a circular square; the scenographic piazza Elimo was designed by the famous architect Paolo Portoghesi. However, the identity of Poggioreale is not to be found in its new inhabited centre, but in the striking ruins of the old “ghost town” which was abandoned following the earthquake of 1968. In the later archaeological site of “Castellazzo” one can discover the most ancient history of the territory and enjoy one of the most suggestive views over the province that anyone could imagine. If the agricultural vocation of the territory is seen in the small ethno-anthropological Museum, the town regularly becomes animated with festivals and events which offer the visitor the flavours and colours of ancient traditions, including the Sagra della ricotta e dei Formaggi – Ricotta and Cheese Festival, the Sagra della Muffuletta – Muffuletta Festival and the Calici di stelle – Chalices of the stars.

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The beauties di (en)Poggioreale

Piazza Elimo Poggioreale
PIAZZA ELIMO
This is the heart of the modern town, a sort of Greek agorà, designed by the famous...
Squartucciati Poggioreale
SQUARTUCCIATI
Sheets of pasta filled with minced figs made into symbolic shapes and artistically engraved with...
muffuletta Poggioreale
MUFFULETTA
Typically local is the muffuletta, a soft roll with a strong aroma of wild fennel, to be eaten...
Earthquake of 1968 Poggioreale
TERREMOTO DEL '68
There is a suggestive atmosphere in the old centre which was abandoned after the earthquake of...
Municipal theatre Poggioreale
TEATRO COMUNALE
the municipal theatre, an uncompleted work designed by Luigi Giocondo presents itself with...
Archaeological site on Mount Castellazzo Poggioreale
AREA ARCHEOLOGICA DI MONTE CASTELLAZZO
On Mount Castellazzo there is an interesting archaeological site where recent excavations have...
Saint Joseph votive altars Poggioreale
ALTARI DI SAN GIUSEPPI
On the 18th and 19th of March, for the celebration of San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph), votive altars...
Bus Stop Poggioreale
FERMATA DELL'AUTOBUS
A small post-modern building, designed by the architects Franco Purini and Laura Termes, as a...

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