Beyond the quake: reconstruction in an Italian medieval town

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In the picture above you see me in the alley in front of my family house in Abruzzo. I am emptying it in view of the rebuilding.  After the earthquake of L’Aquila on April 6, 2009 our house, the whole medieval block ti belongs to, actually, was a bit damaged. considered the scale of damage in the whole province, I am actually surprised our house had only a few cracks in the parts of the wall where the building material was different. Continue reading