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23 August 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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23 August 2001 - Il Messaggero

L'Aquila - A celebrated restaurant / Le Tre Marie aquilane
Paolo Scipioni is the great-grandson of Candelora, founder of the "Tre Marie", a historical restaurant taking its name from a chapel devoted to Maria Cleofe, Maria Maddalena and Maria Vergine madre di Cristo. The chapel was then demolished, but in 1920 Paolo's father had a stained glass window made with the sacred images. Famous customers enjoyed the traditional cuisine of the restaurant, among them Giuseppe Ungaretti, Federico Fellini, Fernandel, Emilio Greco, King Gustav of Sweden.

23 August 2001 - Il Messaggero

The secret of longevity / L'elisir di lunga vita, by P. Orsini and A. Settuario
The province of Pescara is rich in people over 100 years old. Domenico Forgione, living in Montesilvano, was 107 yesterday. he spent his life working in the fields, hates smoking, eats moderately, watches TV and reads with a magnifying glass. Some years ago there was a family reunion with grandchildren from Canada. In Città Sant'Angelo Elena Dejoannes will celebrate her 108th birthday on 28 august. Still full of energy, she is a lover of culture and met many intellectuals in her life.

23 August 2001 - Il Messaggero

Lettomanoppello - Abruzzo Granny in the USA / La nonna d'Abruzzo vive negli Usa, by Floriana Bucci
Donata Di Biase from Lettomanoppello, born 1891, emigrated to America with her husband over 80 years ago, and lives in Portland with her 90-year-old daughter. She visited her native land 35 years ago. Her husband died in an accident and she raised three children alone working as a tailoress.

23 August 2001 - Il Messaggero

L'Aquila - Program for the Perdonanza / Il programma degli spettacoli
23 August, lighting of the brazier; 24, show with Pamela Villoresi. 25 aug, meeting with Ennio Morricone; 26 aug, concert with Goran Bregovic; 27 aug, pop concert with Tosca e Alex Baroni; 28 aug, the Corteo della Bolla and opening of the Holy Door, then concert with José Carreras; 29 aug, closing of the Holy Door, concert with Pino Daniele.

23 August 2001 - Il Centro

A new book on the Battle of Tagliacozzo / La vittoria di Carlo d'Angiò su Corradino, by Fabrizio Santamaita
On 23 aug 1268 the Swabian period ended and the Angevin occupation started in Italy. In the Piani Palentini, near Tagliacozzo, Charles of Anjou, the brother of the King of France, called by the Pope to fight against the descendants of Frederick II of Swabia, Manfred and Corradino, won a historical battle. The young Prince Corradino narrowly escaped but was then captured and executed. Charles of Anjou ordered the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria to be built on the spot. All the events of that period in "La battaglia di Tagliacozzo" by Paolo Fiorani.