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It was raining today and really cold so we took in the local museum full of Roman antiquities found in recent local excavations, it was small but still astounding that it was over 2000 years ago and they were so civilised. We had a turn up and down the Corso and then went for lunch at the highly anticipated Da Gino, it is only open for lunch and didn't disappoint. We took a little more care than yesterday ...
We started off with a lovely buffet of Marta's home grown prosciutto, cakes, fruit, and home made cheeses, all delicious and too much! It was market day in Sulmona, the square was transformed by the massive trucks that travel to every town selling their wares, they are a cheery and interesting addition to visit. We caught the bus 15 minutes to Pacentro, officially one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, and famously known by the locals as being the place ...
For a little variety and to remind ourselves of why we left the cold for winter we caught the 3.5hr train trip through Tivoli to an old country town Sulmona, the birth place of Ovid the Roman Poet. Our B&B, il Marchese del Grillo, is newly rebuilt and with a generous hostess Marta who made us very welcome. Armed with maps and directions we walked around the 13th C town with narrow streets and charmingly old views all around. Snowmelt was dripping ...
... views and very Italian. The mozzarella was one of the best things I've ever had. The milk from the buffalo is richer at this farm compared to most because they pamper their buffalo with mozart, baths, and massages. A happy buffalo makes for better milk. I also got some gelato which was equally as amazing. ...
... we enjoyed a delectable organic lunch of pasta (prima), the best roast chicken ever (seconda), and black cherry tart (dolce). Next major difference of this trip compared to science camp at home? It is perfectly acceptable for the adults to have a glass of wine with lunch and dinner. After dining, we made our way to the bee hives on the property for our lesson on bees and honey. Let's just say the bear beat us to them! The night before, a ...
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