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Fano Adriano and its 7Fs

January 2017
Fano Adriano is a medieval town nestled in the “Sicilian Valley” inside the National Park of Abruzzo between the slopes of the Gran Sasso, and the Monti della Laga. It probably stands on the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement, as its...

Sulmona’s Confetti

September 2016
An Italian delight that I love to eat in my occasional bouts of melancholy is definitely confetti; known in the U.S. as Jordan almonds or, in particular, Sulmona’s confetti. The town of Sulmona is located in the province of L’Aquila,...

Between Sacred and Profane: San Domenico Abate di Cocullo

August 2016
During the summer months, Italy celebrates an eventful period which encompasses the traditions of a land that boasts ancient rituals, sometimes blending the sacred with the profane. A good example that has always caught my interest is the...

Discovering the Italian Middle Ages

July 2016
Whenever I return to Italy and drive up and down our beautiful peninsula, I cannot help but notice the amount of villages and medieval castles scattered everywhere and around every corner. They are magnificent views that make our hills and...

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