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4 February 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 February 2000 - Il Messaggero

Barrea - The Di Loreto castle donated to the Park / Il castello medievale Di Loreto ceduto al Parco nazionale d'Abruzzo, by Sonia Paglia
The Di Loreto family has entrusted their ancient mansion (12th century) to the Ente National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. In the course of the centuries houses were built attached to the walls, and the settlement was the largest in the area, counting 480 inhabitants. Then progress brought about the decay of the ancient fortress.

4 February 2000 - Il Messaggero

Roseto - Twinship between La Louviere and the "Terre del Cerrano" / Gemellaggio con La Louviere
La Louviere is a Belgian town 70,000 inhabitants, half of them of Italian origin. Tomorrow the mayors of Roseto, Pineto, Atri and Silvi will meet local authorities, led by Abruzzese Elio Di Rupo, the leader of the Belgian socialist party, and the Associazione culturale ricreativa abruzzese degli emigrati in Belgio (President Gabriele Cipolletti) and the Faa, led by Lavinio Di Placido. Aim of the twinship is to recreate a link that will bring many Abruzzese back, at least for the holidays.

4 February 2000 - Il Centro

Popoli - Polemics on the etymology / Polemica sull'origine del nome
Not everybody liked the ethymological explanation suggested by mayor Angelo Cafarelli on TV last Tuesday: Popoli would derive from the many "populi" or peoples, that inhabited the place. Historians say instead there are two more likely origins. One, from the Latin Populus meaning poplar, of which there are many in the area. The other, documented in San Clemente a Casauria, comes from the name of "Castrum Pauperi" given to the Cantelmo castle, (town of the poor) because persecuted Christian took refuge here.