A few years ago we got to visit a church in Pozzuoli, where the apostle Paul landed! They even have a sign at the port indicating the spot where he disembarked, and we couldn’t help but wonder what it was like back then and how he felt.
The delightful tale of Pinocchio is an Italian children’s classic still much loved today. And not just in Italy, but the world round! But just in case you still don’t know the story of Pinocchio let me tell you…
Colledimezzo is another of Italy’s villages that seems like a trip to the past. Nestled in midst of Abruzzo’s mountains, this tiny but quaint and picturesque village is well worth a visit! Which is just what we did with some friends last summer, during a break between lockdowns.
Like Italy, all parts of the world have their share of endangered species. And Italy’s list is, in fact, growing. From snails to lizards to trees, new species join Italy’s endangered list all the time.
Now just in case you’re thinking: “Great a boring list of museums!” – never fear! I’ve also included interesting facts about them, because I find mere lists pretty boring too. So read on and discover what makes these five museums (out of Italy’s more than 3,000) special! Why, for instance, the artist credited with makingContinue reading “Italy’s Top Museums: My Top Five”
Mud volcanoes, or mud domes, are pseudo volcanoes, as they do not produce lava and are not necessarily driven by magmatic activity. They are found in various parts of Italy and in most parts of the world including Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Various types exist and some are even artificial.
Our local coastline, known as Italy’s Trabocchi Coast, is quite unique because of the special fishing platforms along its shores. Many of which have been transformed into elegant restaurants — right IN THE SEA!!
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.
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”