April 25 1945. Anzac Day in a small town in Italy. New Zealand troops are greeted by overjoyed Italians, freed at last.Liberation Day for the Italians. Was your father, or grandfather there that day? Ever wondered? Stay tuned!
With its rugged beauty, Abruzzo has provided the scenery for many famous films. Like Lady Hawk here with Michelle Pfeiffer.
A wonderful tradition of the region is the presepe vivente, or living nativity scene! Here the parts of Mary, Joseph and the wise kings etc are all taken by locals and the nativity is reinacted.
Here a photo from Rivisondoli. A Merry Christmas to all! Buon Natale!
A snooze in the autumn sunshine....
Abruzzo a tavola! Hand made pasta, pizzelle,, palott'cacio e uova, torta rustica....all made at one of our cooking classes!
Truffle hunting in Abruzzo...where some of the finest in Italy are to be found, including the highly prized white truffle!
November is here and the olives are ready to be harvested. Many olive groves are small, owned by families, so the family gets together to pick the olives...by hand! They are raked from the trees using small hand rakes, fall onto nets spread at the base of the trees, then collected and taken to the local oil mill.
The sublime beauty of Abruzzo captured in stunning time lapse photography!
Abruzzo is home to many artisans and craftsmen whom we meet on our tours. Many migrated after WW2, like the fine tailors from the town of Penne in the Pescara province. Here is a new film, due to open soon in the US, which takes us into the world of the Italian tailors! A nostalgic journey! Watch the trailer!