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Acri

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Acri is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy.Main sightsThe town's principal churches have survived various earthquakes over the centuries and have preserved their historical and architectural significance. S. Maria Maggiore Church was rebuilt in the 17th century but preserves a wooden crucifix dating from the 14th century and other noteworthy works are the 16th century S. Francesco di Paolo and the Madonna of Rinfresco. Other works of art can be found in the Capuchin Convent and the mediaeval Annunziata Church.The Church of Beato Angelo d'Acri and the adjacent museum contain artifacts of the namesake of the church, Beato Angelo. In the museum is the real room where Beato Angelo spent days praying and many articles of his clothing and religious implements. The body of Beato Angelo is displayed in a glass tomb inside of the church.The castle ruins are preserved along with various former homes of the nobility, now museums, such as the Palazzo Sanseverino and the Palazzo Feraudo.« Bella la patria mia coi i suoi vigneti, col suo vecchio Castello e suoi torrenti; limpide son le sue fontane, e i venti sospirano di amor per gli uliveti. Di monti coronata e di querceti, sfido l'ira dei nembi e dei potenti; culla di forti, di impavidi ed ardenti di martiri, di santi e di poeti » (Vincenzo Julia)People Luca Antonio Falcone, O.F.M.Cap., better known as Blessed Angelo of Acri Vincenzo Julia Writer Poet :it:Vincenzo Julia Silvio Vigliaturo, Glass artist and painter Charles Atlas, bodybuilder and trainer Angelo Arciglione, pianist
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