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Giuseppe Devincenzi was born in Notaresco in March 1814 in a bourgeois family with vast land properties throughout Teramo province. He was a parliamentarian of the Kingdom of Sicily and then of the Kingdom of Italy. His interest was always focused on problems concerning the agricultural world.. In 1844 he participated in Milan at the  sixth meeting of Italian scientists, where he was engaged in the a gronomy and technology section, with a report on Milanese agriculture that was judged the most advanced, and techniques  would have wanted to be adopted also in the south. His attention to agricultural practices is combined with that for railway construction and for the fastest possible compliment of a network of national communications. Famous was for the personal commitment to be created.




It was born on January 6, 1851 in Montepagano, a hamlet of Roseto degli Abruzzi. As a child he was interested in painting, in fact with coal, he drew along the sides of the "paranze" near the shore of the beach. He was noticed when he was only thirteen years old by Camillo Mezzopreti, who was his first teacher and the financier of his studies. He attended the Scuola libera de nudo at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence.Here in Florence, he married, on August 18, 1880, with Giuseppina Giusti with whom he had 11 children. In 1881, he returned, due to the precarious health of his son Raffaello, to Roseto.

Celommi became a very good painter, and participated in many eyhibitions, and also had the opportunity to meet new authors. From 1900 he worked for the gallery of the brothers of Atri in Rome and for galleries.




The ceramist Pier Giuseppe Di Blasio was born in Rosburgo on 23 March 1896 and died in Roseto degli Abruzzi on 28 May 1964. He attended the Institute of Fine Arts in Rome. Some of his teachers were Umberto Coromaldi, Vittorio Grassi and Duilio Cambellotti. In his works he was very careful to grasp the most neglected aspects of social reality. He received his first awards at the first Roman eyhibition at the Casa d'Arte Palazzi in 1925; during this period he married Irene Guglielmi, an aristocrat who used to stay at the imperial hotel in Roseto. He changed the name of Rosburgo to Roseto in the late 1920s. Pier Giuseppe Di Blasio was a painter and ceramist, and until the mid-1960s he became a Far- Sighted Administrator for Roseto. He died in Roseto on 28 May 1964.




Celommi Raffaele was born in Florence on 19 April 1881 to the painter Pasquale Celommi and the Florentine Giuseppina Giusti. A few months after the birth he fell ill and the  doctor advised the family to take him to breathe the sea air; from that moment, he would stay in Rosburgo. As a child he began to devote himself to painting in his father’s studio. At twenty he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 1929 he married Luigia Rosati.. Among his admirers are Francesco Paolo Michetti and the ceramist Giuseppe di Blasio. He died in Roseto on March 3, 1957.