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22 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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22 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Della Porta Prize: great poets' meeting in Guardiagrele / Premio Della Porta: a Guardiagrele gran raduno di poeti
23rd edition of prize Modesto della Porta, the famous dialect poet from Guardiagrele. This evening six prizes awarded to Mario Mori (Roma), Vito Moretti (San Vito Chietino), Marco Notarmuzi (Scanno), Ireneo Recchia (Pescara), Michele Andrea Ursini (Chieti) and Father Natale Cavatassi (Tortoreto). Also prize Mario Aimola to young Massimo Pasqualone from Torrevecchia Teatina

22 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Ski-ing: a maxi center with 200 km skislopes / Sci, nata la mega-stazione con 200 chilometri di piste
Sifat, the firm owned by family Del Castello of the Aremogna winter facilities has acquired also Montepratello of the Altopiano Cinquemiglia. This will be one of the gratest winter resorts in Italy with a wide territory served by 16 modern facilities.

22 August 1999 - Il Centro

Pizzoferrato - hundreds of children clean the woods / Centinaia di bimbi puliscono il bosco
For the "giornata ecologica" all together in the Valle del Sole forest, to clean the area from all the rubbish left from "absentminded", to say the least, tourists. At the end of the day a cap and snack offered to all participants

22 August 1999 - Il Centro

On the 28 and 29 august the Italian Championship of the ancient peasant game - Canzano capital of the "ruzzola" / Il 28 e il 29 in programma i campionati italiani dell'antichissimo gioco contadino Canzano diventa capitale della ruzzola
At Canzano (TE) the 16th Ruzzola Championship, with 42 teams and 6 players each. Three teams are from the province of Teramo (Canzano, Montorio and Castellalto). The ruzzola game consists in making an object in the form of a cheese cake (once it was real cheece, now a piece of oakwood) roll over the ground, along a pre-established path. The teams will have to complete 3 paths, and will have 10 launches: victory on the points total. This game dates back from Roman times, it was a "poor" game. It was forbidden on religious festivals and near religious buildings.

22 August 1999 - Il Centro

Success in Castelnuovo of the Medieval feast / Successo a Castelnuovo della Festa medievale
A great success of the medieval re-enactment «Il ritorno dei cavalieri del Tempio» che si è in the citadel of Castelnuovo (municipality of San Pio delle Camere, province of L'Aquila). In the historical centre there were scenes with minstrels, soldiers and knights in armor, a craftswork market, and stands offering dishes prepared accorfing to XIII-century recipes.