18 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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18 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Vittoriale, an exhibition on the poet-sportsman - D'Annunzio and Michetti, earlier soccer players / Vittoriale, la mostra sul poeta-sportivo D'Annunzio e Michetti, calciatori ante litteram - by Renato Minore
Until the end of august exhibition "Il piacere del corpo", organized by Mario Pancera and Guido Verganni, will put on show pictures, documents, tools, clothes of the great poet who practiced boxing, swimming, riding, flying and cycling. His horses were named after his characters: Aligi, Freda, Undulna.

18 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

MEDIEVAL CITADEL - the landslide did not cancel Corvara. The remains of the old village on sale / ROCCA MEDIEVALE - La frana non ha cancellato Corvara - In vendita i vecchi ruderi del paese - by Floriana Bucci
Only four families still live in the ancient centre against a rock. The other 300 Corvarese are living in the nearby settlements. The original 2000 inhabitants left partly because of a landslide, partly emigrated. In the ghost town there are everywhere houses bearing for-sale notices; one of the houses belonged to Pietro Rainalducci da Corvara, an anti-pope of the late XIV century.

18 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - «Zì Domenico» BUON COMPLEANNO «Zì Domenico» is 105 years old. Feast at the Forgione's. "His secret? Little alcohol and no smoke" / Montesilvano, festa in casa Forgione. «Il segreto? Poco vino e niente fumo» - by Andrea Colalongo
Domenico Forgione, born in Prezza on 19 august 1894, will be 105 tomorrow, and he'll blow his candles with his daughter and two grandchildren. Two more children are in canada, with six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Maybe he'll speak to them on the phone. He's not afraid of flying however and has been to Canada twice. He moved to Montesilvano 20 years ago after his wife's death, when the now populous centre was just a small village «There were not today's streets and buildings, and above all there was not today's traffic. But the sea is still beautiful, and there have always been beautiful women...I am always around. Walking keeps you fit and makes life longer. I go to bed early, eat everything, but light cooking, drink a little wine at meals. Above all no tobacco» Pharmacy owner Francesco Trisi says he's not a good customer, and at the elderly people center he wins everybody at "scopa" and "tressette". He had a medal on his 100th birthday, but he says we wants more.

18 August 1999 - Il Centro

De Sanctis from Castiglione Messer Raimondo is awarded in Grottaferrata the "Golden Cook International" / Il castiglionese De Sanctis premiato a Grottaferrata - "Cuoco d'oro internazionale" assegnato a un teramano
Teraman success at the "Cuoco d'oro internazionale" in Grottaferrata (Rome). Stefano De Sanctis from restaurant "La Masseria", Piane di Castiglione Messer Raimondo, won the prestigious prize with his "pink gnocchetti" accompanied by wine Moie, from Castelplanio (Ancona).

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