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Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L’Aquila, in the Abruzzo, Central Italy. There are alleys and narrow streets here. Situated in the Sagittario Valley and encircled by the Majella Mountains, Scanno has been immortalised by photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson (1951) and Mario Giacomelli (1957-1959). According to Edward Lear, it was host to Italy’s most beautiful women (see “Illustrated Excursions”, 1846). Local legend has it that Scanno’s natural lake (Lago di Scanno - stocked with pike and perch and Abruzzo’s largest natural basin) was created by a feud between a white witch and a sorcerer; the lake marking the spot where the witch finally fell. For a brief period during World War II, former Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was a refugee in this town. Quinto Mancini, father of American composer Henry Mancini, was born in Scanno and emigrated to America where he was a steelworker. 

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Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L’Aquila, in the Abruzzo, Central Italy. There are alleys and narrow streets here. Situated in the Sagittario Valley and encircled by the Majella Mountains, Scanno has been immortalised by photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson (1951) and Mario Giacomelli (1957-1959). According to Edward Lear, it was host to Italy’s most beautiful women (see “Illustrated Excursions”, 1846). Local legend has it that Scanno’s natural lake (Lago di Scanno - stocked with pike and perch and Abruzzo’s largest natural basin) was created by a feud between a white witch and a sorcerer; the lake marking the spot where the witch finally fell. For a brief period during World War II, former Italian president Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was a refugee in this town. Quinto Mancini, father of American composer Henry Mancini, was born in Scanno and emigrated to America where he was a steelworker.