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2 August 1999

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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2 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

THE BOOK: The wonders of Capitignano seen by Vincenzo Battista / IL LIBRO: Le meraviglie di Capitignano viste da Vincenzo Battista
"Capitignano ad Occidente del Gran Sasso. Nel Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga". The book, a fine specimen of ethnic-photography will be presented today. It is a wonderful document that tries to join the presence of man with the protection of the environment. Graphic editing by Duilio Chilante. Many authorities at the presentation: Antonio Falconio, Palmiero Susi, Stefania Pezzopane, Giuseppe Rossi, Vinicio Polidori, Elda Fainella and the Mayor of Capitignano, Gabriele Fulvimari. Also a backstage video at 21.30.

2 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Guardiagrele - for 20 days craftswork capital / per 20 giorni capitale dell'artigianato
Open up to 20 August (10-12.30; 16-20.30) in Guardiagrele the Mostra dell'artigianato della Maiella, in its 29th edition. The exhibition owes its liveliness to president Rocco di Giuseppe. This year on show jewels from all over Italy and 83 pendant crosses for the Jubilee.

2 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

We do not live only on seaside tourism: Vasto bets also on Palizzi and archaeology / Non si vive solo di turismo balneare - E Vasto scommette anche su Palizzi e sull'archeologia - by Gianni Quagliarella
Archaelogy and art are now the great resource for tour operators after the bad weather in July. A great exhibition on the Palizzi family, Vastese artists of the XIX century, in Palazzo d'Avalos, will be open until the summer of the year 2000. Then Casa Mattioli, with the rich Townhall library and the most ancient archaeological museum in Abruzzi, the magnificent Giardini d'Avalos overlooking the sea, the Roman baths with a splendid neptune mosaic near the church of Sant'Antonio di Padova.

2 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

This summer continues to offer interesting events not only for tourists but also for those who are staying in their homes - Amphitheatre, Inauguration night with the Barbiere / L'estate continua a proporre appuntamenti interessanti non solo per i turisti, ma anche per chi resta in città - Anfiteatro, anteprima col Barbiere
Rossini's opera Wednesday in Civitella di Vasto in the restored Roman amphitheatre. Throughout August sagre, music, theatre and dance all over the province of Chieti, in Canosa Sannita, Tollo, Roccamontepiano, Monteodorisio and Montemarcone.

2 August 1999 - Il Centro

Partisans' rally at the sanctuary in Taranta / Il raduno dei partigiani al sacrario di Taranta
Former partisans of the Brigata Majella met yesterday at the war sanctuary in Taranta Peligna, where right at the entrance of the Grotte del Cavallone a Mass for war victims was celebrated. Domenico Troilo, former second-commander, commemorated fellow partisans.

2 August 1999 - Il Centro

The Giostra in Sulmona, the Borgo Pacentrano is the winner - Thousands of people to the chivalrous reenactment / Giostra, vince il Borgo Pacentrano - Migliaia di persone in città per assistere al torneo cavalleresco - by Antonio Ranalli
Borgo Pacentrano finally wins after entering the finals for the third time, thanks to rider Luca Ravagli from Faenza on horse Proxima Centauri. Before the joust the traditional parade with over 300 characters in costume. Sulmonese Adriano Di Buccio representing borough Porta Filiamabili had a wonderful race.

2 August 1999 - Il Centro

CHILDREN'S FEAST - The park, one day's dream. Former Di Cocco barracks open to the city after 20 years / FESTA PER I BAMBINI Il parco, sogno di un giorno L'ex caserma Di Cocco aperta alla città dopo 20 anni - by Cindy Virgili
PESCARA. Eight-year-old Stefano is lucky: every day he can play soccer on a green 24,000 square meter field. Yesterday the barracks area was given back to the public and he was joined by hundreds of other children.