(ANSA) – ALBERONA (FOGGIA), JUL 18 – Stop to the retouching of the bells from 10pm to 7am. It is the decision taken by the parish priest Don Pasquale Caso of the mother church “Nativity ‘of the Virgin Mary” of Alberona (Foggia) who carried out the instructions given by the bishop of the diocese of Lucera-Troia Monsignor Giuseppe Giuliano, after the complaint that he would have presented a couple of tourists who are spending a few relaxing days in the small town (included among the most beautiful villages in Italy) of the Monti Dauni, in the Foggia area.
“Yesterday morning – the mayor Leonardo De Matthaeis tells Ansa – I learned in the square from some of my fellow citizens of this new arrangement. I personally contacted the parish priest to try to understand more”. In fact, according to the account of the mayor, the bells “would disturb a couple of tourists in the night, the same one who would have turned to bishop”. In Alberona the bells have been ringing every hour for over a thousand years; these tolls would represent: “an extraordinary cultural heritage in a country like Italy with over a thousand bell towers”. Therefore the mayor asks that the “normal tolling of bells be restored as soon as possible, even at night”, otherwise – he comments – “tourists can also choose another holiday resort”.
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