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18 August 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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18 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Castelnuovo di San Pio delle Camere - Back in time with the Templar Knights / Un salto nel passato con i Templari
Medeival re-enactement until this Sunday with crusaders, acrobats, dancers and story-tellers. In the Middle Ages Templars on their way to the Holy Land used to stop in Castelnuovo.

18 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Penne - South-American festival / Un angolo di Sudamerica
Two festive days organized by immigrants' association Cristobal Colòn. Descendants of immigrants to Latin America that have come back to Abruzzo are trying to recreate in Penne the magical South American atmosphere.

18 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Campli - festival of "porchetta" and black truffle / Sagra della porchetta italica e mostra sul tartufo nero della Laga
Campli is renowned for the tradition of the porchetta. The festival will continue up to 20 August. On the occasion also an exhibition of black truffle from the Laga mountains.

18 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Chieti - An association for the castles / Il "Baule" rilancia i nostri castelli, ma anche i matrimoni in costume
Aim of the association is to rediscover the 700 castles in Abruzzo by means of medieval re-enactements and costume weddings. The four founding members are busy collecting manuscripts and legends. These days they are in Montereale for the celebrations of the visit of Margaret of Austria. In the next days also a real medieval wedding in Latin, with spouses and guests in costume.

18 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Tollo - Movies and wine / Cinema & vino
Documentary film festival this 26 and 27 august, accompanied by Abruzzese wines and typical dishes.

18 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Lanciano - The mastrogiurato is about to start /Così Lanciano s'immerge nella settimana del Mastrogiurato
Medieval games and dishes, acrobats and fire-eaters ready for the Mastrogiurato week, from this Sunday to September 3rd, to re-enact the glorious medieval market-fairs held in Lanciano in the past.

18 August 2000 - Il Centro

Navelli - Ceci festival and Palio of donkeys / Ceci e palio degli asini
Saturday a bycicle event, Sunday morning Mass in boschetto Santucci, in the nearby castle wine and typical dishes, and at 17 the "palio degli asini".

18 August 2000 - Il Centro

Roseto - A young mosaic artist / Alessandra D'Andrea, mosaicista emergente
Many consider Alessandra D'Andrea, 24, the heir to great mosaic master Bruno Zenobio. She is working now in her grandmother's house, where she cuts almost all her pieces by hand. Her passion is to make pieces of religious subject.

18 August 2000 - Il Centro

Chieti - Virtual map online / In rete la mappa virtuale di Chieti, by Alessandra Fiore
A website created by association "Riflessi" has online a virtual map of the city of Chieti. The visitor can choose a custom itinerary clicking on the city plan.

18 August 2000 - Il Centro

San Benedetto del Tronto - Exhibition of old fountain-pen advertising / Mostra con i manifesti d'epoca
Starting from tomorrow, for three days an exhibition of fountain pens and old posters: Montblanc, Pelikan, Parker 51, the first ball pens by Laszlo Jozsef Biro etc.

18 August 2000 - Il Centro

Montereale - Re-enactement for Margaret of Austria / Rievocazioni di Margarita d'Austria
From tomorrow to August 21. On Sunday a renaisance festival from 19 to 24 in the ancient borough of Mons Regalis, then at 22 flag-bearers from Amelia. On Monday 22 historical parade and Joust of the Rings with the four ancient quarters of San Lorenzo, San Giovanni, Santa Maria and San Pietro.