Tag Archives: Borgo San Lorenzo

Borgo San Lorenzo: A Wartime Snapshot

Borgo San Lorenzo was liberated on September 11, 1944. Days later, Allies would break through the Gothic Line in a series of crucial battles fought in the mountains to the north. This photograph shows locals returning to Borgo with their belongings after … Continue reading

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Saving the Sagra: Borgo San Lorenzo Acts to Preserve Tradition & Quality

The Italian sagra is a subject dear to me. The blend of wacky sagra atmosphere and good, cheap eats has for years appealed to the foodie in me as well as the observer of things Italian. The sagra tradition was … Continue reading

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Backyard Musings: December 30, 1943

Today is the anniversary of a local tragedy, the Allied bombing of Borgo San Lorenzo. On December 30, 1943, the 320th Bombardment Group, which from mid-1943 to the end of the war flew missions and supported invasions in North Africa, Italy, … Continue reading

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