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The villages of Abruzzo make cooperative to be reborn to new life

Tue, 19 Mar 2019
The villages of Abruzzo make cooperative to be reborn to new life

Many hands make light work. The residents of the villages of Abruzzo know it very well and, after the earthquake in the summer of 2016, have rolled up their sleeves to maintain artistic and cultural charm of the countries hit by the earthquake through laboratories of active citizenship. These are cooperatives aimed to meet the daily needs of citizens. Real local enterprises conceived to ease the dynamics of small communities: from reopening of the historical emporium to the school transport of children, from assistance to older people to shopping at home, passing through the valorization of typical food and the development of tourism. Great attention is also dedicated to the care of the naturalistic territory and to sustainable management of forest resources.

Atri

A network of villages with eleven municipalities, from the smallest, Santo Stefano Sessanio (113 inhabitants) to the largest, Tollo (4.122).

«The community cooperatives - explained Massimiliano Monetti, architect of Chieti and president of "Confcooperative Abruzzo" - can represent a turning point for our small countries in the internal areas, first of all those affected by earthquakes, because unite the inhabitants in a common, competitive project and wide-ranging, but Abruzzo Region must immediately provide an economic incentive and change some too binding aspects of the law approved in 2015».

Scanno

The road is long but it's the right one. Even if Abruzzo needs its ihabitants to resurrect and attract more and more visitors.

«We need an incentive to give birth to these cooperatives - confirms Monetti - It would be enough to start 10 thousand euros for a cooperative, 100 thousand euros in total, if we keep the target to the ten realities to be supported as a pioneer reality. Also "Confcooperative" is ready to play its part, with funds and support for start-up. Meanwhile we have a technical staff that can support these cooperatives, which is a direct help in terms of services».

In short, Abruzzo, a land famous for its characteristic villages like  Atri, Castel del Monte, Roccascalegna and Scanno, take off again from the teamwork of its inhabitants and invite tourists from all over Italy and from all over the world to watch the spectacle of a wonderful region.

By Redazione
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Events in Atri

  • Procession of dead Christ
    10-04-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 Europe/Rome Procession of dead Christ Atri

    Village of Atri

  • Our Lady of Pompeii
    13-04-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-04-13 2020-04-13 Europe/Rome Our Lady of Pompeii It is celebrated since 1899 in suburban Contrada della Cona. The procession takes place in the morning, after noon Mass (only procession that in Atri still takes place before the Vespro). Atri

    It is celebrated since 1899 in suburban Contrada della Cona. The procession takes place in the morning, after noon Mass (only procession that in Atri still takes place before the Vespro).

    Village of Atri

  • Santa Reparata
    19-04-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Santa Reparata
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2020-04-19 2020-04-19 Europe/Rome Santa Reparata Atri

    Village of Atri

  • Santa Reparata of Caesarea in Palestine
    20-04-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-04-20 2020-04-20 Europe/Rome Santa Reparata of Caesarea in Palestine Atri

    Village of Atri

  • Santa Croce
    From 01-05-2020 To 03-05-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-05-01 2020-05-03 Europe/Rome Santa Croce The celebrations take place in contrada Santa Croce (or Crucifix, which is located along the directrix of the sea, at the side of the provincial road 28 to Pineto), where is located the church of the Crucifix, made to restructure in the fifties by an atrian emigrated he returned to his homeland. The emigrated, started from Atri to the war in the forties and then moved to the United States, made a vow to the Crucified to restructure the church in his honor at the time abandoned if it would bring him luck in travel. The emigrated to America made his fortune and returned in Abruzzo ristrutturò the church of Santa Croce (which today presents in appearance conferred upon him around 1950) and will put even a small relic of the Cross. Atri

    The celebrations take place in contrada Santa Croce (or Crucifix, which is located along the directrix of the sea, at the side of the provincial road 28 to Pineto), where is located the church of the Crucifix,...

    Village of Atri

  • Santa Rita da Cascia
    From 19-05-2020 To 22-05-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-05-19 2020-05-22 Europe/Rome Santa Rita da Cascia Feast deeply felt by the population, also because the saint would have done great miracles to atriani, affected by very serious illnesses. Atri

    Feast deeply felt by the population, also because the saint would have done great miracles to atriani, affected by very serious illnesses.

    Village of Atri

  • Sant'Antonio da Padova
    13-06-2020 | Atri (TE)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-06-13 2020-06-13 Europe/Rome Sant'Antonio da Padova Atri

    Village of Atri


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