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Celano is a town in Province of Aquila, Italy, 73 miles east of Rome by rail. It has a population of 10,979. In 1901, it had a population of 9,725. Aquila (It. ...

It is finely situated on a hill above the Lago Fucino, and is dominated by a square castle, with round towers at the angles, erected in its present form in 1450. It contains three churches with 13th century facades in the style of those of Aquila. The origin of the town goes back to Lombard times. A count of Celano is first mentioned in 1178. It was the birthplace of Tommaso da Celano, the author of the Dies Irae, and of the living classical pianist Nazzareno Carusi. Thomas of Celano, in Italian Tommaso da Celano from his hometown of Celano in the Abruzzo, (ca. ... Nazzareno Carusi (born November 9, 1968 in Celano, Italy) is an Italian pianist. ...


  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.



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