9 January 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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9 January 2001 - Il Messaggero

Pescara - Early 20th century villas / Le bellissime ville del '900, by Andrea Lombardinilo
Building exploitation has spared some ancient liberty villas, hidden among concrete monsters in viale Regina Margherita (formerly Viale dei Pini) which can still show the pristine beauty of Castellammare, the town that rose north of the river, and was the summer residence of rich families from Teramo. Villa Urania, built in 1895 by Baron Giandomenico Treccia for his wife Urania Valentini di Loreto is one of the most beautiful examples, with its precious collection of Castelli ceramics. Then there is Villino De Laurentiis, Palazzo Tomaselli, Villa Montani and Villa Selecchi, with the nearby Parco Florida, where the intellectuals and artists used to meet. Villa Marchegiani, bought by Angelo Delfino, an enterpreneur back from the United States.

9 January 2001 - Il Centro

San Vito Marina - Parish church on the web / Sito web della parrocchia, by Francesco Flamminio
Baptism and confirmation certificates ordered through www.ciaoweb.it/smporto, the website of the parish Madonna del Porto, San Vito Marina, one of the few sites of this kind in Abruzzo. Aims of the website is to give information about the parish activity also to university students and sanvitesi abroad. Don Amerigo personally updates the website, but he says the human contact is always more important than anything else.

9 January 2001 - Il Centro

Tocco da Casauria - Church on the web / La Madonna delle Grazie si visita con Internet
The church of Madonna delle Grazie in Tocco, one of the most beautiful in the Val Pescara, is online thanks to webmaster-historian Vittorio Di Giulio, who availed himself of the work of Padre Samuele Iovenitti and Padre Felice Di Virgilio, and dealing mainly with the precious works in the church and its history.

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