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15 March 2001

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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15 March 2001 - Il Centro

Castelli - Treasure in the church / Tesoro da rivalutare, by Giovanni D'Alessandro
The new issue of "Fmr" journal publishes a special on the ceiling of the church of san Donato, covered with over 800 ceramic tiles dated 1615-17. The rich images are explained by art historian Adele Anna Amadio. Castelli rises at the feet of the Gran Sasso and its splendor began under the Orsini family, who were lords of the Valle Siciliana until 1526.

15 March 2001 - Il Centro

Reprint of a precious volume by Pico Fonticulano / Ristampa anastatica del volume di Ieronimo Pico Fonticulano, by Paolo Di Vincenzo
After 400 years, «Geometria» by Ieronimo Pico Fonticulano, edited by Diego Maestri, was reprinted. Born in 1541 he settled in Aquila and was the first to construct a regular pentagon. Another field where he applied his science was the land measurement.