We have visited Civitella del Tronto a couple times as this ridge-top fortress and town provide fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and there are some great places to eat. We visited the fortress once before last winter and were there again in October with Valerie’s sister. The fortress marked the boundary area between the
The fortress has since been restored and provides great panoramas and a museum. On our previous visit we were not too interested in the museum section but on this visit we happened into one room that had a US Confederate flag on the wall which naturally caught our attention. There was a small display about some of the Italian regiments who fought on the side of the Confederacy in the US Civil War. I do not consider myself ignorant on American history but I must admit that I did not realize there were entire units on the side of the Confederacy consisting solely of Italians who had left
I tried to search some on the internet to get more detail about the portion of Italian-American history but my search came up lacking. Sounds like a great dissertation for an American-Italian college student.