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The Aterno is a river in eastern Italy. It flows through the region of Abruzzo and into the Adriatic Sea at Pescara. In its lower course, it is also known as Pescara. The two main cities of Abruzzo, L'Aquila and Pescara, are found on its course. In ancient times it was known as Aternus. Jump to: navigation, search The Murray River in Australia. ... Jump to: navigation, search Abruzzo, (also known as Abruzzi, an older obsolete plural denomination) is a region of central Italy, formerly a part of the Abruzzi e Molise region (with Molise). ... The Adriatic Sea Source: NASA The Adriatic Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. ... Pescara is a city in the central Italian region of Abruzzo, 42°28N 14°12E, on the Adriatic sea; with a population of 121,700 as of the 2003 census. ... LAquila, 42°21 13°24E, at 710 m (2329 feet) above sea-level, is a city and comune of central Italy, on the Aterno river, with 69,131 inhabitants according to 2003 census figures. ...


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Amiternum and Corfinium - Abruzzo Heritage - Year III, No. 16 (741 words)
Its name derives from the Aterno river that crossed the ancient settlement and influenced all its life.
According to the ancient literary tradition, the upper valley of the Aterno was the center of the Sabines, that subsequently reached the valley of Rieti and the lower Tiber valley.
The amphitheater, with a diameter of about 68 m on the longer axis and 53 on the shorter, is located instead on the right bank of the Aterno river, along the edges of the ancient city.
L'Aquila - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1545 words)
L'Aquila is a city and comune of central Italy, on the Aterno river.
It lies on a hill in the wide valley of the Aterno, surrounded by mountains on all sides, the Gran Sasso d'Italia being conspicuous on the north-east.
Although less than two hours' drive from Rome, the city (laid out within medieval walls) has not yet been heavily affected by foreign tourism.Though L'Aquila is a popular summer resort, it is cold and windy in winter.
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