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Fossanova Summer 2005
 
 
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alfredo motorcycle
Ok, I'll talk about Fossanova in a couple pictures, but first let's talk motorcycles.
 
matteo motorcycle
Scooters and motorcycles are very common in Italy, because they provide a decent way to squeeze your way around the overcrowded Italian roads.
 
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So I just wanted to show you Matteo's new bike.
 
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But let's leave the Mogno house for Fossanova.
 
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Fossanova Abbey started in late Roman times, but was mainly built in the 12th century by Cistercian monks.
 
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The abbey is currently
 
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home to Franciscans.
 
fossanova ilaria
We went to Fossanova, because it is just outside Priverno.
 
fossanova ilaria mariasunta
On the trip were Mariassunta, Ilaria,
 
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Matteo, Fernando, and I.
 
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For being almost 1000 years old, the place looks great.
 
fossanova wedding
So great that these folks decided to get married there.
 
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The claim to fame of this Abbey, is that it is here that St. Thomas Aquinas died in 1274. He actually hung out in this room.
 
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I think this says something about that fact.
 
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The abbey is very photogenic.
 
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It makes taking nice photos
 
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really easy.
 
mariasunta fossanova
These are Mariassunta's old stomping grounds, not far from where she grew up, so she knew a lot about the abbey and how it had changed.
 
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They don't
 
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make em
 
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like this
 
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anymore.
 
via appia
Finally, we took the Via Appia back home.