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24 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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24 June 2000 - Il Messaggero

The battle of small municipalities / I piccoli Comuni vanno alla carica
72% of the territory and one third of the Abruzzese population belong to municipalities below 10000 inhabitants. Augusto Di Stanislao, former mayor of Colonnella, published a manifesto to ask for more attention from the authorities.

24 June 2000 - Il Messaggero

Barisciano - The last siege / Reenactement for Braccio da Montone
The municipality of Barisciano and "Il Sito" Association have organized a reenactment of the events around the figure of Braccio da Montone, the condottiere who stormed Abruzzo and central Italy in the early 15th century. At 21 in the castle a theatrical staging of «L'ultimo assedio» with medieval music. Tomorrow a congress with Abruzzese and Umbrian historians on the figure of the great condottiere.

24 June 2000 - Il Centro

Civitaretenga - meeting ot tour operators / Un seminario e percorsi turistici, by Michela Corridore
Agritourism association Terranostra will offer insight on the latest occupational trends for youths and women in the field of rural tourism. Two itineraries will be explained. Ofena - Capestrano - Navelli - Santo Stefano di Sessanio along the routes of wine, oil, saffron and beans. A second itinerary Tornimparte - Campotosto on pork products and cheese. The itineraries will last one day and also include religious and historical aspects.

24 June 2000 - Il Centro

Introdacqua - Tradition is back / Torna la tradizione
After decades of abandonment, the ascent to Mount Playa in honor of St. John the Baptist is repeated. The tradition goes back to the year 1000 and was connected to the solstice to ask the saint for water and sun, necessary to a good harvest of crops and fruits.