1 February 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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1 February 2000 - Il Messaggero

Anversa degli Abruzzi - The reader turns tourist / Il lettore diventa turista, by Gabriele Gianni
The "Gabriele D'Annunzio" Parco Letterario was started in 1997 at Anversa degli Abruzzi by the Fondazione Ippolito Nievo, an important national body that has established already 28 Literary Parks in Italy. Anversa offered D'Annunzio the setting for his tragedy "Fiaccola sotto il moggio" and the nearby Gole del Sagittario were described by Edward Lear.

1 February 2000 - Il Messaggero

Chieti - A recovery of historical instruments / Strumenti storici da tramandare
The Accademia dei Transumanti degli Abruzzi (Ac.Ta), in Chieti Scalo, president Camillo Carapelle, is working towards the rediscovery of traditional instruments, such as the zampogna (bagpipes) and pifferi (flutes) and bring them back into use. The Accademia has a musical group (Galvano Coppa, Alfredo d'Addario, Carlo Cellini, Giustino Petrocco) that has already performed in various places.

1 February 2000 - Il Centro

Scanno - The ghost village of Frattura comes back to life / Le case distrutte saranno ristrutturate
Frattura "vecchia" was destroyed on 13 January 1915 by the earthquake. Now the municipality has funds for those owners who would like to restore the abandoned houses. The hamlet lies in a wonderful position, at 1300 mt above the lake, just below the natural reserve of Monte Genzana. The restored houses will be rented to tourists. The municipality will provide for the necessary services applying energy conservation technologies and establish a social centre, as well as trekking and mountain bike routes.

1 February 2000 - Il Centro

Penne - Farmers' associations want to reenact the ancient fair / Il ritorno dell'antica fiera, by Gilberto Petrucci
In past centuries Penne used to host two important fairs, devoted to San Biagio (early February) and San Massimo (May), focused on livestock and agricultural produce. The Fairs have for decades only existed in the memories of the elderly, since they were discontinued after WW2. Originally they were held along viale San Francesco, where in 1934 the municipality gardens were built, and the fairs were moved to the Fonte San Simone, also called Foro Boario, where the animals could drink from the fountain.

1 February 2000 - Il Centro

Castiglione a Casauria - Feast for San Biagio and Sant'Emidio / San Biagio and Sant'Emidio
The period called "candelora" marks the beginning of five days' celebrations for San Biagio and Sant'Emidio, with fireworks and band, and the 20th edition of the "Sagra della ciambella e del moscato". On Thursday the «ballo della pupa». On Friday night a phone connection from the municipality to the «Casa d'Abruzzo», Melbourne, Australia.

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