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4 March 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 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Teramo yesterday and today / Teramo ieri e oggi
Old photos show "botteghe" in piazza Grande, now piazza Martiri della Libertà. In the 1930's the houses around the cathedral were demolished. Historian Fernando Aurini says the piazza was Teramo's heart. Now there are no more band concerts and events, and all the 27 shops and cafes are gone.

4 March 2000 - Il Messaggero

Chieti - A new book on four family histories / «Ritratti di famiglie»
From documents in private archives Cristina Bellelli and Giuseppina D'Andrea have made a book on families Mayo, Zambra, Obletter, Mezzanotte. The volume reconstructs a piece of the history of Chieti through the actions of four important families.

4 March 2000 - Il Centro

Pettorano sul Gizio - The will of King Carnival / Il testamento di Re Carnevale
Association "Pietro De Stephanis" has renewed this year a very ancient tradition. In the piazza of the Cantelmo castle King Carnival will read a quatrain poem denouncing all the sins of the community, before being dethroned by the period of Lent. Traditionally the most powerful people in the place were ridiculed in the will. The whole program of the event is online at http://www.pettorano.com

4 March 2000 - Il Centro

Three seaside resorts join forces / E i tre Comuni rivieraschi uniscono le forze
Pescara, Francavilla and Montesilvano joined in a common enterprise, choosing a symbol made with the three coat of arms in the background, and an ancient locomotive and bycicle in the foreground. The first common events organized are a bike ride from Francavilla to Montesilvano and back, and the itinerant train exhibition "Storia fotografica dello sport locale". Later today in Pescara parade of flower waggons.