28 September 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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28 September 2000 - Il Messaggero

Record of endangered villages / In Abruzzo record di paesi in via d'estinzione , by Francesco Di Miero
In this era of globalization there is a part of our region which is fast ageing and dying. Many small municipalities are on the brink of extinction: Opi (500 residents), Carapelle Calvisio (116), Santo Stefano di Sessanio (136), Montelapiano (139), Montebello sul Sangro (140), Pietraferrazzana (155), San Benedetto in Perillis (156), Calascio (201). 60,7 % of the municipalities are at risk, schools and post offices are being closed.

28 September 2000 - Il Centro

Guardiagrele - Special isssue on the Cathedral / Numero speciale su Santa Maria Maggiore
The latest issue of "Abruzzo Naif", quarterly review on the nature, art, folklore of Abruzso is on the cathedral of Guardiagrele: 50 pages for one of the most comprehensive studies of the subject, texts by Elsa Flacco and Lucio Taraborrelli.

28 September 2000 - Il Centro

Roma - Dante in Botticelli's drawings / Dante nei disegni di Botticelli, by Tiziana Testa
In the Scuderie papali of the Quirinale, Rome, until 3 december (opening hours: 10-20) on exhibition 92 pergamon drawings by Sandro Botticelli: drawings in different inks, to illustrate 90 cantos of the Divine Comedy, and never before collected together. On show also other 100 works of the Florentine Renaissance.