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15 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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15 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

A very festive May with Mozart and the Middle Ages / Maggio teatino, tra Mozart e Medioevo
After the celebrations for patron San Giustino, a traditional tombolata, and a long agenda of appointments: a Mozart week starts tomorrow with Joseph Losey's"Don Giovanni" then Igmar Bergman's "Magic Flute", on 18 May "Così fan tutte" in the Teatro Marrucino. On 23 May the medieval week begins with Liliana Cavani's "Francesco", on the 26th a medieval dinner at Palazzo Martinetti (50.000 lire); on 27 May reenactment of medieval life at Porta Pescara; on 28 the historical Camerlengo parade at 18, followed at 19 by the "Giostra del Saracino" in Piazza V.Emanuele II. To finish on 30 may a concert with opera singer Katia Ricciarelli.

15 May 2000 - Il Messaggero

Vasto - Boat parade in the gulf / Corteo di barche nel golfo di Vasto
After the fireworks at 10.20 the boat parade started and crossed the 30-km wide gulf, under the eyes of thousands of spectators. Once at Punta Penna, the statues of the patrons were carried on shouldre to the church. San Nicola is the patron saint of mariners and of many centres in the area.

15 May 2000 - Il Centro

Lama dei Peligni - Rare plants guest at Kew Gardens / Lama, le piante rare dell'orto botanico, by Gino Melchiorre
Seeds of some very rare species will be exchanged between the botanical garden in Lama and the renowned London center. In Lama there are 400 species, in Kew Gardens over 90,000 six of which extinct in nature. The garden in Lama is named after Neapolitan botanist Michele Tenore, who catalogued in the latter part of the 19th century almost all the species in the Aventino valley, and rose thanks to the hard work of Mirella Di Cecco and Aurelio Manzi.

15 May 2000 - Il Centro

Raiano - Spa facilities open / Apre l'impianto termale
After the restaurant and hotel, from this morning also the spa servicies will be working for health and beauty therapies. Bookings already for a large part of this year.