4 May 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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4 May 2001 - Il Messaggero

The European road of castles / Le strade dei castelli portano all'Aquila
An agreement was reached today for the Ecr, European Castle Road, which will include the Province of L'Aquila, San Vito dei Normanni-Apulia, Bunol-Spagna, Godollo-Ungheria, South Burgenland and Austria. Soon a website will give information at www.europeancastleroad.net
The castles included in Abruzzo are l' Aquila, Celano, Gagliano Aterno, Pettorano sul Gizio and Capestrano.

4 May 2001 - Il Messaggero

Sulmona - Solemn funeral for Cosimo the tramp / Funerali in cattedrale per Cosimo il barbone, by Sante Iavarone
Yesterday at 19.00 in Saint Giles, Edinburgh, la great ceremony to say farewell to the gentleman tramp from Sulmona. Cosimo Presutti was known and respected by everybody. The BBC yesterday aired a special on his story. To the funeral also city mayor Eric Millighan. Cosimo Presutti was killed by a pirate driver. His body will be transferred to Italy and buried in the family chapel.

4 May 2001 - Il Centro

A writer and his roots / Lo scrittore e la forza, by Enno Flaiano
Late writer, journalist and script-writer Ennio Flaiano speaks, in a letter dated 1971, to publisher Scarpitti of his ties to his native land, where he was born in 1910. The whole letter is reproduced in the article.

4 May 2001 - Il Centro

Flaiano's relationship with Abruzzo / Il rapporto conflittuale tra l'autore e l'Abruzzo, by Paolo Di Vincenzo
Flaiano's relationship with Abruzzo was greatly contradictory. He lived in Pescara only a few years, in 1920 was in school in Rome, in 1942 his only daughter was born: Luisa. the baby was infected with acute encephalithic disease, and lived in a clinic until her death in 1992. His widow, Rosetta Rota, spoke for the first time on 19 November 2000 of his relationship with Pescara and Abruzzo.

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