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28 February 2002

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 February 2002 - Il Messaggero

The union of the "comuni" is signed at Francavilla
Yesterday afternoon in the municipality of Francavilla the mayors of Francavilla, Miglianico, San Giovanni Teatino and Torrevecchia (province of Chieti), Montesilvano, Pianella and Cappelle sul Tavo for the province of Pescara signed the long-awaited union of the municipalities that will allow the towns to request European funds for common projects and to improve services.

28 February 2002 - Il Messaggero

Amazing tourism growth in this winter season
the boom of the winter season is in the numbers: +30% of tourist presences compared to the past season. A first assessment of the 2001-2002 winter was made by "Incoming Abruzzo", the tourist consortium that brings together over 80 hotels with over 8,000 beds in the tourist areas of the Cinquemiglia plateau, the National Park of Abruzzo and the Alta Valle del Sagittario.

28 February 2002 - Il Centro

A train for protected areas, with the Maiella Park's purchase of railway stations
A Park railway starting from Cansano will connect to Pescocostanzo, passing through Roccaraso and Rivisondoli, and stopping in the inner areas. This is the project of the Maiella Park Authority, presented yesterday in a meeting in L'Aquila with Legambiente. The park is about to conclude negotiations for the purchase of railway stations along the old railway line. With just one train ticket, therefore, anyone would be able to visit the whole park area.