L'Aquila is the capital of the Abruzzo Region and is also the capital of the Provence of L'Aquila. It is a university town, and is well known for it's Medieval Architecture and churches. Like Serramonacesca, it is a fortress town nestled in the mountains. It is located very close to Popoli and Sulmona, where my maternal great grandparents were born.
The human, historical and cultural impact of this disaster is incomprehensible. I can not stop thinking about it.