The Italian countryside has been celebrated in literature: miild
climate, vast mountains, the peninsula shape in the middle of the Mediterranean
sea have inspired many famous writers.
Anversa degli Abruzzi has been described as a fascinating
village, similar to a garden, which subject
to a lively interest at first and disregard then,
faced ecomomic issues.
As a result, Literary Parks aim at pointing out the beauty of
some beautiful landscapes which our ancestors truly appreciated in the past.
They have been and still represent a source of inspiration for
many writers and poets.
The "Gabriele D'Annunzio" literary park, located at
the Anversa Town Hall, is equipped with a library and a database.
The literary park wants to create a cultural economy through
programs related to literature, local geography, etnography
The fundamental idea of the literary park is the result of a
unique and unknown cultural route throughout the places considered historical
memory of the territory and its people (Lowenthal, 1975).
We believe that it is necessary not to forget the past, because
"our past makes us who we are and it has shaped us into what we have
Since some years ago environmental and cultural development
related issues within this area are being taken into consideration by the
regional European politics.
This concept leads to a new thought, new environmental laws and
creates new opportunities in those geographical areas which boast natural
beauty and historical richness.
Environmental and cultural richness is now considered to be a
development factor. Public and private individuals are the main characters and
resources of this programme.
The main goal is to achieve higher living standards.
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The village staff administration and the "Ippolito
Nievo" foundation and WWF Italy set up the Literary Park, dedicated to the
writer Gabriele D'Annunzio. It represents a huge practical challenge, aimed at
supporting the "Sagittario" valley preservation; this program has
been the result of serious reflection.
It is open to the public at any time of the year and there is no
admission charge. What's more, visitors can enjoy the inspiration which famous
travellers found for their artistic and literary works inside this fascinating
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The idea of creating a literary Park is connected to regional
political decisions in regards to the environmental preservation, which
consider the creation of parks and environmental defence as a valid instrument
for supporting the territory. Through the literary park inhabitans and visitors
will enjoy many activites which are going to be the most important incentive
for the revaluation process.
The geographical area includes the municipalities of Anversa degli Abruzzi, Cocullo, Villalago and
Bugnara, which make up the Sagittario valley.
The territory is divided into two big areas; one refers to the
Abruzzo region, the other to the whole country.