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19 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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19 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Pescasseroli - Gloria Gaynor charmed by Abruzzi / Stregata dalla natura abruzzese, by Sonia Paglia
A landscape that witnessed stories of shepherds, loves, highwaynmen, fascinated disco music queen Gloria Gaynor who gave a concert in the moonlight under Coste delle Vitelle. «I would like to learn the traditions of the people here, in whose eyes I read melancholy but also human warmth», she said in an interview. Abruzzese man, who helped so much in the conservation of the area, is now on the brink of extinction here.

19 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Pescara - Abruzzese tailor on the millionnaire's yacht / Un celebre sarto abruzzese sul panfilo del miliardario
Throughout August Leslie Wexner has stationed his 50-mt-long yacht before the coast of Pescara, to meet personal tailor Mario Caraceni, native of Ortona but living in Milan, this month on holiday in Pescara with his wife Rachele de Vincentiis.

19 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Montereale - The palio for Margaret of Austria / Il Palio per Margherita d'Austria, by Alessio Anzuini
The beautiful, elegant Governess is back to Montereale to amuse her subjects with dances and receptions. In July the Istituto di studi storici Europei di Margherita d'Austria was founded in Montereale. Delegations from Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain.

19 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

San Sebastiano di Bisegna - Feast for Saint Gemma / Commozione per Santa Gemma
After six hundred years the body of Santa Gemma returns to San Sebastiano from Goriano Sicoli, where the poor family of the saint moved with only six sheep. Beautiful Gemma rejected the attentions of the Count of Celano, requesting him to build a hermitage for her, where she lived the rest of her life.

19 August 2000 - Il Messaggero

Fara San Martino - Pasta festival / Sagra della pasta
Today and tomorrow great festival in the world's pasta capital. Chef Levino suggests: today, fusilli with zucchini and ricotta sauce, festive linguine with champignons, prosciutto and peas, cut zita with Lombard sauce; tomorrow spaghetti with lamb ragout, penne with salmon, mezzi rigatoni with eggplants, mushrooms and zucchini cream. Who's still hungry can taste barbecued sausages. Tomorrow a track'nfield race and entertainments for everybody.

19 August 2000 - Il Centro

Pacentro - Knights for the Caldora re-enactement / Una giornata in onore dei Caldora , by Antonio Ranalli
Historical re-enactement of the gestures of Giacomo and Antonio Caldora from Pacentro who distinguished themselves in the wars between the Anjou and Aragonese in the 15th century. Medieval music, tournament, and a dinner with a medieval menu.

19 August 2000 - Il Centro

Pretara - Feast of Santa Colomba / Il cardinale Tonini alla festa in onore di Santa Colomba
Santa Colomba of the counts of Pagliara lived in the early 12th century; she was the sister of St. Berardo, and lived as a hermit on Mount Infornace. In 1955 her urn was carried to the church of San Donato. Today at 11 cardinal Esilio Tonini will celebrate solemn Mass, then a historical parade will follow.

19 August 2000 - Il Centro

Cupello - Week of international music concerts / Al via la settimana della musica internazionale
Twenty itinerant concerts (also held in Tufillo, Liscia and Roccaspinalveti) held by young musicians studying with already established maestros.

19 August 2000 - Il Centro

Penne - The Joust of the Six Quarters / Torna la Giostra dei sei rioni, by Gilberto Petrucci
The Giostra dei sei rioni is based on the legend of Itarcus, a Syrian prince, and his two sisters, fair-haired Rocca and dark-haired Bruna. After marrying Rocca settled on the Colle Sacro and Bruna on the Colle Castello. Their descendants started a feud, so the bishop established a joust whose prize was the control of the town.

19 August 2000 - Il Centro

Montesilvano - 106th birthday / I 106 anni di nonno Domenico
Domenico Forgione, born 18 august 1894, will celebrate his birthday with relatives and friends. His secret: «Avoid in your life any excess, also in love».