8 April 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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8 April 2001 - Il Messaggero

Spoltore - Holy week opening / Si apre la settimana santa, by Ernesto Grippo
Here is the first Holy week of the third millennium. Today Palm Sunday in 126 parishes. Olive-tree twigs will be blessed and kept in the homes as a protection. At 20.30 a Spoltore in Borgo Santa Lucia Sacred representation of the Passion staged by Camillo De Leonardis. Next Thursday the rite of «messa in coena domini», commonly called «sepolcri».

8 April 2001 - Il Centro

Ski-ing at Easter / Gran Sasso, le piste aperte almeno fino a Pasqua
The only winter resort in central and Southern Italy where it is possible to ski in this period, the fields all covered with abundant, fresh snow. «In this period there is the best snow of the year».

8 April 2001 - Il Centro

Roccascalegna - A new guidebook / Una guida su storia e turismo
A tourist guide to the place and the territory, authors Adele Cicchitti and Lucio Cuomo was presented yesterday: 80 pages on the castle, the medieval borough, the ancient abbey of San Pancrazio and the churches of San Pietro and Saints Cosma and Damiano, the names of all feudal lords of the last 400 years, the natural features of the territory and the fables of the oral tradition, never published before.

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