Atina and the Val Di Comino
Come Discover Atina and Learn More About This Beautiful Area
From its hilltop position Atina has wonderful views over the beautiful Valle di Comino and across the valley there are scenic views of the peaks of the Monti della Meta and the National Park of Abruzzo. This whole area is one of outstanding natural beauty.
The Dukes Palace or Palazzo Ducale was built by the feudal lord Rostaino Cantelmo, the Duke of Alvito, following the earthquake that struck the area in 1349 ……..
One of the most renowned products of the town are the Fagioli Cannellini DOP or Cannelli Beans. The white Cannellini beans, are unique to this specific area. For centuries these beans …….
A Note of Thanks
My sincere thanks to all the people who have kindly given me permission to use their photos on this website.
Thank you to Italo Caira, Philippe Brolet, Christine Taylor, Cristina Elena Livita, Eugenio Emilio Frederick, Franck Vieira, Gianpiero Vassalli, Giuseppe Massa, Mirko Macari, Brigida Varley, Gina Pollard, Orazio Paolo Riccardi, Peter Left, Rosalia Lisi, Giani San, the Museo Acadèmie Vitti …… accordingly the photos have been accredited to the photographer / owner.
Furthermore I would like to give my special thanks to Luciano Caira of the Local Studies section of Atina’s library for his time, help and encouragement and for kindly giving me permission to use some interesting photos that are held in the library’s archives.
Thanks also to Orazio Paolo Riccardi of AtinArt Associazione di Arte e Cultura for his help and advice and for generously sharing his expertise.
(Please note that images marked with * are in the public domain)
All other photos I have taken myself and belong to me © Louise Shapcott
I ask you kindly – please do not copy or re-use any of the photos without requesting permission.