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Travel Blogs from Ascoli Piceno
... their flocks on the way to summer mountain pastures. There is still part of old toll booth outside.
next stop is farm belonging to Di Emidio family. Their family has lived here for generations and an old mud brick building , known as Casa terra cruda , houses a centuries old olive oil press , still in working order but not in use now. Graziano and his father Antonio explain how it all worked. We have a tasting of ...
... Caitlin (a volunteer from Australia) and Ruth's brother with his family were also there, so quite a full house (which was great fun)! The kids are amazing (Charlie, Joe and Louie), and let's not forget the animal farm (2 cats, 8 kittens, 4 dogs, 4 chickens... I might have forgotten someone :-s) So, our job for the week was to restore inner walls of a 500 year old ruin. We learned how to fill the gaps in the wall using a lime and sand mixture. It ...
... we had grilled zucchini, fried cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers, cheese, honey, bread and of course Tiramisu and fruit. Everything was made on the farm or was local. It was so fresh and flavorful. Just amazing!
We were so sad to leave but kissed Nonna and Valerio goodbye and we headed to the town of Atri. This is a small medieval town near the Adriatic sea. You can see the sea in one direction ...
... in their home. Quite a compliment, I think, to be invited into the home of an Italian!
I had a bit of an emotional reaction to the parade, ceremony, and the entire event. It felt like a privilege to witness it. In many ways it was as fun and important as participating in the mid-summer's eve celebration in Mullsjo, Sweden two years ago.
... lots of it) flour, sugar, etc. then the fig jam layered over top, and then on top of that some criss crossed pastry. It was yummy! Rebecca told us that Italian moms/women have something like this at the ready for when guests come by.
Sergio showed us where they make the wine and cure their own meats and explained the process they use. Sergio and Eva were superb hosts and we will never forget our lovely evening with them.
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