First meeting with students at a high school today to Paolo Nicolai, silver medal in Rio 2016 in beach volleyball. The Ortona champion met the 130 pupils of the Lancaster High School, the only province of Chieti to have the sports and motor address. Motivating his successes Nicolai said "passion is the key to achieving results."
In a study performed by the Foundation Migrantes'Abruzzo our region is the land of emigration. In recent data this year the citizens of the region registered AIRE, the Register of Italians living abroad are 179,715. The incidence, the total population is 13.5%. In Italy only five: Basilicata, Calabria, Molise, Sicily and Friuli Venezia Giulia show a higher rate of emigration.
Hear the trumpeting of love 140 deer in Piane di Pezza, the natural scenery of the Regional Park Sirente-Velino. It's 'the essence of authenticity that Abruzzo will promote to become a tourist destination of national and international scope.
The ex "speaker" (President) of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has received one of the three awards “Aquila d’oro” ("Golden Eagle") in 2016, arrived at the 11th edition. The other two ones went to RAI journalist of L’Aquila Aurelio Capaldi and to the ambassador and ex Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi from Sant'Agata. Ms Pelosi has Abruzzo-Ligurian origins: his paternal grandfather, Tommaso Fedele D'Alessandro, emigrated to the U.S. from Montenerodomo (Chieti), while the grandmother Maria Petronilla Foppiani was from Rovegno (Genoa). Pelosi received the award in Rome in the U.S. Ambassador John Phillips’s residence.
Saffron DOP from L’Aquila will be present in Turin for the great international showcase of Mother Earth - Salone del Gusto 2016 (exhibition of taste), which will run until September 26 in Turin, chiftown of Piemonte.
Rocco Colanzi, businessman of Vasto origin, lives in Santa Cruz with his Bolivian wife, five children and ten grandchildren, all with double passport and always happy to return to the land of their ancestors. His Abruzzo roots are always alive and his memory becomes proud when he speaks of his beloved land. An adventure story and of great satisfactions, today Rocco lives happily surrounded by the affection of his loved ones. "My father - explains Rocco - had moved to Bolivia in the early '50s.
There is no doubt that Ignazio Silone, among the Italians writers of the twentieth century, remains to this day one of the most known, studied and translated author in the world, starting with the publication of his first novel, Fontamara, which occurred in Switzerland in 1933, in first edition in German translation. It is a further proof of the recent publication of two important books, one published in Abruzzo and one abroad, in Canada, which, albeit in different form one from each other, offer very original contributions to the study and knowledge of very little suspected or distorted issues of the complex human and literary personality of this great writer of Abruzzo, who always felt his very strong attachment to the homeland, his land of origin.
On the occasion of the Open Day "winter" and in conjunction with ordinary meetings of the Regional Council of Abruzzo people in the World - C.R.A.M., the International Meeting of Abruzzo young people in the World will take place in Casoli (in the photo), in the province of Chieti since 28 to 31 October. Participation is open to twenty representatives under 35 of the associations of Abruzzo people in the world. For many of them it will be an opportunity to visit the homeland of his ancestors, to exchange views on the preservation of traditions and on the study of the Italian language, but also to know about the mechanisms and the opportunities of the school and business world of Abruzzo, without forgetting the appointment with the CRAM, which, one very near day, they will inherit the leadership of.
The City Council, Cisom (Italian Corps of aid of the Order of Malta), the parish, and the entire community of Cepagatti will tend "A hand to Amatrice" to equip the school of teaching materials and of the necessary furniture. The event will be held Sunday, September 18, since 15 o’clock to 20, in all the streets of the historic center of the city that will be transformed into a large children's play area with bouncyplays, face painting, clowns, stilt walkers, falconers, archers, horses, donkeys and art workshops. You could participate with a minimum bid of 2.50 euro, a small contribution that will give the opportunity to children to make free use of the games and the shows in program. Indefatigable engine of the initiative was Santina Salvatore, a volunteer of 37 years of Cisom, native of Foggia but resident in Cepagatti, returned a little over a week from Amatrice.
“Geremia Mancini, honorary president of the cultural association "Ambassadors of hunger, brings to the fore a new Abruzzo character" for a migration not to forget.” It is Francesco Nicola Mancini born in Serramonacesca (Pescara) road the Church, January 13, 1886 at Cesidio’s (pharmacist) and Teresa Simonelli (owner). At the registration of the birth certificate was present the mayor Lattanzio Luigi. Francesco Nicola was the first of six children. Since he was a child he seemed predestined for music. He learned the first rudiments of music, most of all the Clarinet, in his village from an old orchestra. Later, just at age 19, he entered the band of Chieti. Then he played in some of the best Italian bands.