Expedition L’Aquila ”Once is not enough” The 2009 L’Aquila earthquake occurred in the region of Abruzzo, in central Italy. The main shock occurred at 3:32 local time on 6 April 2009, and was rated 5.8 on the Richter scale and 6.3 on the moment magnitude scale; its epicentre was near L’Aquila, the capital of Abruzzo, which together with surrounding villages suffered most damage. There have been several thousand foreshocks and aftershocks since December 2008, more than thirty of which had a Richter magnitude greater than 3.5. The earthquake was felt throughout central Italy; 308 people were known to have died,making this the deadliest earthquake to hit Italy since the 1980 Irpinia earthquake. Visiting L’Aquila after 3 years (After Earthquake 2009) seems amazing. In the area L’Aquila capital of Abruzzi, mainly affected. The affected area is preserve and nobody stay around. the city looks like dead nobody home but government have spent a lot of effort to preserve each and every house and the properties. we can imagine more a new modern city by which government have invested to preserve it. the beautiful city once used to be a important cities of italy. i believe L’Aquila might have been a most civilised and important city in italy.