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"Persecution eventually drove the Waldensians to settle in the Alps along the French-Italian border and across northern Italy, southern Switzerland, and western Austria"(The Origin of the Waldensians).

Waldensians church, Torre Pellice, Italy

Waldensian historical sites - Italy

It was a journey of faith as the Waldensians made their exile from the Alpine Valleys of Italy to America. Relive their experience on a tour of the Waldensian Trail of Faith, which brings their struggles to life, commemorates their sacrifices and celebrates their triumphs. www.waldensiantra...

St. Paul of the Cross - Italy

Agape defines itself as an ecumenical center and applies the term, “ecumenical,” in a very open sense. The word encompasses the given encounter between believers of different faiths and religious confessions, but also takes on a secular character, meaning that even those without religious confession can feel at home. Agape is located in one of the Waldensian Valleys, the only area in Italy where protestants constitute a significant presence in the population.

Appian Way, Rome...constructed over 2000 years ago and still in use today.

Torre Pellice, val Pellice, western Piedmont, Italy, site of religious persecution of the Waldenses.

(Image: "Avenues of Early Settlement" Source: C. Camp. ed., Influence of Geography upon Early North Carolina (Raleigh: Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission, 1963). This article, entitled "Early Settlement" by David Goldfield, Professor of History at UNC, Charlotte, 2005, outlines in careful detail the development of the frontier in the North Carolina Colony during the period, 1657 through 1835.

The Oldest Cookbook in the World, clay Babylonian tablet, inscribed in Akkadian. It dates to ca. 1750 BC (the time of Hammurabi) and contains the oldest known cooking recipes.