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8 May 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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8 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Rapino - The procession of the "verginelle" is repeated / Si rinnova la processione delle vergini
On 8 May for 200 years now the celebration is repeated to honor the Madonna of Carpineto, who saved the population from drought. Children, boys and girls, dressed and angels, and maids in pink and azure tunics wearing beautiful real jewels proceed to the sanctuary outside the village. This year also an exhibition on the historical jewels in poor gold.

8 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

L'Aquila - Commemoration for cycling champion Bartali / Quando Bartali diventò campione vincendo due tappe aquilane
Unforgettable "Ginettaccio" Bartali, deceased a few days ago, obtained his first victory as a professional in the section Porto Civitanova - l'Aquila of the Giro d'Italia in 1935, arriving 16 minutes before the others.