Travel Blogs from Chieti
How could I forget, how could I be so stupid. Did you notice how in my first Perugia blog there was one vital person missing? You felt something was missing right? Yes I thought so. It was our tiny French queen Orane. Beautiful, lovely, funny, smart and fun Orane without whom Perugia would've been so different. And no, definitely not in a good way. Who else would there be there to represent continental Europe with me, ...
... cakes, fresh fruit etc....You can request delivery in the apartment of meals of Abruzzo specialties.
Today Susan and I crossed 1,000 kilometers pedaled so far! Although we are still along the coast, the terrain has become more hilly and much more rural south of Pescara. The shore is dotted with little fishing villages and roadside stands where the fisherman sell their daily catch. We stopped in the town of San Salvo Marina, got a beach front hotel room, slept on the beach for a while and then enjoyed another great fish dinner. Thanks for coming ...
... arrived at the Palazzo Pistilli where Italia, the guide, obviously had a very real and tangible passion for the works of art she showed us in dimly-lit rooms. Included in the small collection were works by Trivisonno, a Campobasso-born artist responsible for a lot of the frescoes in the city's churches. What a lucky break this had been! (It certain evened out the bit with the train this morning)
Then it was onwards up the ...
... band and procession to the church! We had a front row seat for the festivities!
Today (Saturday), the church bells started around 6 am, then there was singing in the church across from our house. A little later, a cannon went off, men were sitting outside the church selling little (blessed?) rolls. Then came the marching band up our street! It was quite the sight to see from our windows. And, there was ...