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10 June 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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10 June 2000 - Il Messaggero

Loreto Aprutino - San Zopito and the oil carriers / Il bue di San Zopito e i vetturali
A congress on «Il bue di San Zopito, i vetturali, l'Abruzzo dei riti» and an exhibition open until 6 august. In the past local farmers left the region on waggons with their oil to sell it, and promised a thanksgiving procession if they would come back safely.

10 June 2000 - Il Messaggero

Roccamorice - Rediscovery of "tholoi" / La riscoperta dei tholos, by Marco Tabellione
Hundreds of trekkers in the Valle della Giumenta, between contrada Decontra, Caramanico and the Orfento valley, to admire the stone huts (tholos) used by shepherds. From the valley a special itinerary leads up to the hermitage of San Bartolomeo, once a refuge of St Pietro da Morrone.

10 June 2000 - Il Centro

L'Aquila - Feast of San Massimo / Si festeggia San Massimo
Feast of the patron saint Massimo born in Aveia (today Fossa), a christian priest during the persecutionsin the early centuries of Christianity. He was arrested, tortured, then thrown down of Mount Circolojust above Fossa. On the night of 19 october his body was recovered and secretly buried in Civita di Bagno then in 1413 solemnly translated to the crypt of the cathedral in L'Aquila. But after the 1703 earthquake it was no more found.

10 June 2000 - Il Centro

Villetta Barrea - Transhumance feast / Festa della Transumanza
A rich program this year, starting with the arrival of a group of horse riders journeyng along the tratturi for a month now, then a meeting on "La cultura pastorale nel Pna: il pastore nel Parco", and the presentation of new important projects: the "arma bianca" project involving the Abruzzese shepherd dog, and the "Parco dei tratturi" connecting Abruzzo, Molise and Apulia.

10 June 2000 - Il Centro

Caramanico Terme - festival of mountain songs / Tornano i canti della montagna
Inauguration of the 24th edition of the national Festival "I canti della montagna" which will proceed through Caramanico Terme, Penne, Palena, Collecorvino, with the Orchestra Filarmonica of Moscufo, directed by maestro Luciano Ferri. A volume with all the lyrics and music of the last 10 years is in preparation.

11 June 2000 - Il Centro

Santa Maria Imbaro - Kids like typical cuisine / Ai ragazzi piacciono i piatti tipici, by Serena Giannico
A project on the diet of Abruzzese teenagers by Istituto mario Negri sud on 2000 subjects revealed that the kids hate vegetables and eggs, and are fond of the typical dishes. Lunch: pasta, meat, fish. They like fruit, and their favourite is icecream. Those residents in the Vasto - Pescara area like fish soup, those in inner Abruzzo prefer "virtù, sagne e foje, sagne e fagioli, pasta alla chitarra". In the province of Teramo the "scrippelle 'mbusse".