GESSOPALENA – Day Four

Sadly, it was time to leave Gessopalena, and head back to Roma.  We had one more night before arriving at the capital of Italia, and Giovanna had arranged hotels for us — but, more on that later.  We had a full day of adventure ahead of us, and so we were out of the door,…

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GESSOPALENA – Day Three

In Piazza Roma sits a fountain by the artist Carlo Fontana.My hosts had another full day of adventure planned, so after breakfast we made our way to the car, and headed to our first destination: Cantina Tollo.Located in the town of Tollo, the Cantina has a tasting room — reservations are required for tastings.  The…

GESSOPALENA – Day Two – pt 2

Standing in the piazza, at the entrance of the castle, you have a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside.  Of course, you also realize that, in a few minutes, you have to begin the journey down, back to the heart of the town, and your vehicle.  It is easy to forget when you are there,…

GESSOPALENA – Day Two – pt 1

Giovanna and Neda had put together an itinerary of sorts, for the days that we would be spending in Abruzzo.  So, after breakfast, the three of us piled into the car, and off we went in search of our first stop of the day.  A friend of Neda’s, who lived in Gessopalena, had recommended that…