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31 December 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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31 December 2000 - Il Messaggero

Guardiagrele - A center of Eastern art / Centro di arte e cultura orientale
The first multi-ethnic museum in central and Southern Italy will be in Guardiagrele. Dai Weiji Museum will concentrate on ancient Chinese culture. The center derives from an original exhibition this summer on China which was held in the church of San Silvestro.

31 December 2000 - Il Centro

New York - Triumph in New York of a Pescarese director / Raffaele De Ritis trionfa a New York, by Paolo Di Vincenzo
Raffaele De Ritis, 33, presented in new York his "Barnum's Kaleidoscape" a great circus show with special effects and staging. In the cast David Larible, the greatest living clown.

31 December 2000 - Il Centro

Pescara - A wonderful crib / Presepe artistico napoletano
In San Cetteo's a crib in cork created by Sabato Crispano, taking inspiration from the Neapolitan tradition of the 18th century. seven metres long, the crib features 7-inch-tall shepherds and is divided into two sections: Mistero (with Maria, Joseph, the Child and the descending angels) and the Diversorio with the Inn, Market and Announcement to the shepherds. In a mountain landscape over 100 characters have enchanted the thousnds of visitors.

31 December 2000 - Il Centro

Castel del Monte - 3,000-year-old hamlet discovered / Un villaggio di 3000 anni fa
A lecture by prof. Vincenzo D'Ercole introduced the discoveries made in the Colle della Battaglia, where an Italic village was recently discovered. The hamlet was surrounded by three circles of defensive ditches and by 8-ft-thick walls where two doors opened: a carraia (for the waggons) and a posterula door for the people.