23 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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23 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Conclusion of the third edition - Borghi narranti, magic in the street / CONCLUSA LA TERZA EDIZIONE - Borghi narranti, magia in strada
Clowns and musicians last night in Chieti for the closing night of Borghi narranti, the street artists' festival which visited Fossacesia, Fara Filiorum Petri, Miglianico, Casoli, Tornareccio, Villa Santa Maria, Celenza sul Trigno, Francavilla a Mare, San Vito Chietino and Tollo, with a public of over 250 thousand people, mostly children, who liked the clowns and puppetteers greatly.

23 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Morro d'Oro. Musicians from the Soviet Union protagonists at Bizzarri prize
Former-USSR musicians protagonists at the 8th International Accordion Festival in Morro d'Oro. Russian Vladimir Lukitchev and lancianese Adriano Nicola Ranieri awarded the first ex aequo prize in the "fisarmonica cromata". In the "fisarmonica a piano" category Raimondas Sviackevicius from Lithuania was first, and another Lithuanian, Neno Koytchev, won the "varietè" category. A final concert with Gervasio Marcosignori.

23 August 1999 - Il Centro

The Morrone fire now burns on the Townhall Tower - Official start line for the perdonanza - Thousands of people present / Il fuoco del Morrone arde sulla torre - Via ufficiale della Perdonanza - C'erano migliaia di persone - by Romana Scopano
Yesterday at 21.35 fireworks lit the Torre del Palazzo for the inauguration of the 705th Perdonanza celestiniana. The torch with the fire was brought by the four captains of the rugby teams competing in the International Torneo dei Quarti from Mount Morrone, one of the hermitages of Fra' Pietro, later to become Pope Celestine V. Archbishop Giuseppe Molinari pronounced the message «Let us be purified by Celestine's fire, the Perdonanza must be above all a message of peace». Earlier a number of actors read texts in favour of peace. At 22 in Costa Masciarelli and via Fortebraccio medieval re-enactments started.

23 August 1999 - Il Centro

A large crowd in Navelli for the Palio of Donkeys - The victory to "Gigetta" / Tanta gente ha assistito alla manifestazione Navelli, successo del Palio degli asini La vittoria va a "Gigetta"
Within the Sagra dei Ceci (chick-peas) in Navelli yesterday afternoon "Gigetta", a 5-year-old female donkey, ridden by Luigi Petrucci for the via Ripreti contrada, won the traditional Palio. In the second position the donkey of young Giulia Pizzoli, to whom the winner gave his cup, in an act of gentlemanship. Six donkeys took part, 4 from the area and another two from far away. The donkey is on the brink of extinction.

23 August 1999 - Il Centro

Bussi wins the tournament of the Caldora knights / Bussi vince il torneo dei cavalieri di Caldora
Andrea Bussi from Pacentro won the II edition of the «Torneo dei cavalieri di Antonio Caldora». Second was Fabrizio Vitucci from Sulmona and third Massimo Tofano from Prezza. Before the tournament a historical parade, then at 18 in the field in via San Marco the joust began. The winner received a prize of one million lire.

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