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4 January 2000

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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4 January 2000 - Il Messaggero

Teramo - For the Befana stalls, musicians and street artists / Per la Befana bancarelle, musicisti ed artisti di strada
On 6 January throughout the historical centre a "Christmas band", clowns and entertainers will walk through the streets and squares to make the atmosphere more magical. Also the old woman that «tutte le feste si porta via» giving presents and sweets to the children.

4 January 2000 - Il Messaggero

Ortona - The forgotten church / La basilica di S. Marco, monumento all'indifferenza
Unknown to most ortonese, the small Basilica, discovered in 1979 on the hill called Acquabella near Ortona, on the property of a private family, dates back to the 8th century and the name San Marco derives from the Byzanthine culture. All in ruins now.

4 January 2000 - Il Centro

Città Sant'Angelo - Give your Christmas trees for the "Angels' Wood" / Alberi di Natale in dono - Così nascerà il «Bosco degli angeli»
Instead of abandoning Christmas trees amid the garbage, people can take them to a reserved area where they will be planted again. The municipality administration had already advertised the project before Christmas supplying information on how to keep the trees in good health in the homes.