Our area of Italy has special fishing platforms along its shores, many of which have been turned into elegant restaurants for dining right IN the sea, for a special and romantic experience…
If you’re longing for a break away from the crowds and tourist traps, head south of Salerno where the Cilento and Diano Valley National Park rises up from the spectacular Gulf of Salerno into lonely mountain ranges.
Did you know that animals are so smart that they speak foreign languages, even Italian?
Though often thought of as a French dish, Italians equally love their lumache! And our village is no exception! In our area of Abruzzo, it’s known as the snail-loving village!
Our main home is in the little known region of Abruzzo, which was once a joint region with that of Molise. It lies to the east of Lazio and Rome and north of Puglia, with the Adriatic sea and it’s long beaches to the east. As Italy’s most mountainous region, it contains two of the Appenine’sContinue reading “Italy’s Wild Abruzzo”
One by one they filed in, sitting around the smoky fire in the dark, dingy room. The entire village, it seemed, wanted a look at the foreigners. While I in turn, through teary, smoke-filled eyes, examined them. Our new town folk, for this was our new home.
I don’t know about you, but there’s something about the sea that sets my imagination soaring. The broad horizon and immense expanse of water makes it seem that only the sky is the limit. I wonder what it’s like across the way, and wish for a boat to paddle off on new discoveries. It’s aContinue reading “Our Adriatic Coast”
Ever wondered if you might possibly have Italian roots somewhere in your family? Sometimes you can tell by your last name. But if you’re not sure, try this humorous test to discover if you are Italian, or at least Italian at heart!