Anversa degli Abruzzi ... Villalago ... Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo ... Civitella Alfedena ... Avezzano ... and Montesilvano, Abruzzo, May 2002

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My friend Renzo took me out driving several times, through beautiful mountain valleys and to towns that have stood for hundreds of years. I was also invited to Pescara to meet another online buddy, Fabio.

Valley of the Sagittario River

The Valley of the Sagittario River; in the background is Monte Genanza, 2,176 meters/7,132 feet.

Valley of the Sagittario River

The mountains to the north of the Sagittario Valley; in the middle ground is the road leading to Scanno, very nearly suspended over the gorge.

Anversa degli Abruzzi

Anversa degli Abruzzi. In the foreground is a view of the Sagittario River gorge.

Anversa degli Abruzzi

Another view of Anversa degli Abruzzi and the gorge of the Sagittario.

On the road

On the road from Anversa degli Abruzzi to Lago di Scanno.

Wooded hills

Wooded hills in the Valley of the Sagittario River.

Villalago

Looking up the stone stairway to the historical center of Villalago.

Sagittario River

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The deep canyon excavated by the Sagittario River.

Museum at Villalago

Relics collected in the tiny Museum of Peasant and Pastoral Traditions at the very top of Villalago.

Museum at Villalago

The same museum.

Villalago

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A view of the mountains in the Abruzzo National Park seen from Villalago.

Villalago

Looking downward toward the new quarter of Villalago.

Scanno

A typical street in the town of Scanno.

Scanno

Part of the old town of Scanno.

Scanno

A typical fountain in Scanno.

Il Transumante Restaurant, Civitella Alfadena

Il Transumante restaurant in Civitella Alfedena, in the heart of the Abruzzo National Park.

Il Transumante Restaurant, Civitella Alfadena

Il Transumante Restaurant, Civitella Alfadena

This restaurant features fresh local specialties. To see a menu, click here.

Monte Marsicano

Abruzzo National Park: View of Monte Marsicano (2,242 meters/7,367 feet) and the animal reserve.

Civitella Alfedena

Animal reserve at Civitella Alfedena. If you look closely, you can see several animals.

Civitella Alfedena

Animal reserve at Civitella Alfedena. In the background you can catch a glimpse of deer and chamois.

Biglietto di ingresso, Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo

I like the entry ticket to the Visitors' Center in Pescasseroli. It shows many of the typical plants and animals of the area.

La Camosciara

La Camosciara, a natural amphitheater of mountains in the heart of the Abruzzo National Park.

La Camosciara

Another view of La Camosciara.

Val Fondillo

The beginning of the Fondillo Valley, a valley rich in trees and rare animals.

Piazza Risorgimento, Avezzano

Piazza Risorgimento, Avezzano, looking north.

Field outside Avezzano

Field outside Avezzano.

Monte Velino

Monte Velino; the hill of Alba Fucens and at the foot of the hill Antrosano, a section of Avezzano.

The apartment I was hoping to rent in Avezzano

The apartment I was hoping to rent in Avezzano.

Piazza Risorgimento, Avezzano

Piazza Risorgimento, Avezzano.

View from Hotel Principe, looking southwest

View from my room in the Hotel Principe, looking southwest.

View from Hotel Principe, looking northwest

View from my room in the Hotel Principe, looking northwest.

Monte Velino, with poppies

Monte Velino, with poppies.

La Collina degli Ulivi restaurant, Montesilvano

My buddy Fabio in the restaurant La Collina degli Ulivi in Montesilvano, on the coat of the Adriatic. He's a friend of the proprietor, and we had an excellent fish lunch ... and limoncello afterwards.

La Collina degli Ulivi restaurant, Montesilvano

La Collina degli Ulivi restaurant, Montesilvano

The restaurant's calling card, with a map of how to get there.

View from La Collina degli Ulivi restaurant, Montesilvano

View from the restaurant over the Adriatic.

Bar, La Collina degli Ulivi restaurant, Montesilvano

The bar of La Collina degli Ulivi.

Many thanks to Renzo, who drove me around to beautiful places and explained everything to me and fed me delicious food and helped make this trip a really special one!


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