Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Four days with friends in Abruzzo

We've been having fun in Italy but sharing the experience with friends is even more fun. Liz and Ritchie, friends from Victoria, came to visit us for a few days to round out their trip to France. We picked them up in Teramo on Friday and had four days to show them the sights.

Highlights included Saturday market in Teramo where we sat on the church steps and ate porchetta pannini...

Sitting in the piazza in Atri on Sunday morning listening to the local band play...

Walking the narrowest street in Italy at Civitella del Tronto....

Tasting the montepulchianno di Abruzzo wine at the marvelous Illuminatti winery...

Seeing vista after vista of fields and vineyards...

Yesterday we took a cooking class here in Valle with Vincenza and made delicious pasta and apple cake, then sat down to a four course lunch ending with the wicked Italian limoncello liqueur.

That called for a walk and we found the 12th century abbey in the woods, with some help from our friend Alessandro who lives here. We didn't even mind that it was raining.

This morning we put Liz and Ritchie on the bus back to Rome and their return flight to Canada. We are here until Tuesday before heading to Amsterdam for a couple of days before we head back home.


  1. WOW ! Fantastic !
    Good thing your coming back just as the holiday season begins or you would be so bored being home.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. All looks amazingly wonderful....I love the pictures of the old buildings, etc. Cathy


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