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Restoration Completed

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The medieval Abbey of San Clemente in Italy’s central Abruzzo region has been brought back to its original splendor.  It’s the first and only monument from a list of 45 to be fully restored. The beloved landmark was shattered by the April 6. 2009 earthquake that killed hundreds and left thousands of people without homes.

According to Hon. Silvio Berlusconi, the abbey is more beautiful than when I was a boy.”  A local woman described the abbey this way -- “let’s face it, if it weren’t for the abbey, Castiglione would hardly be on the map. It’s the town’s calling card.” 

Read more about how many are concerned about the slow pace in rebuilding in the quake-stricken region.