Truly Enchanting Trulli Adventure

October 9, 2014 TravelAtWill 4

Wander The Countryside To Find Enchanting Trulli We had visited the white hill town of Ostuni in the morning and we headed from there along little twisty turny country roads toward the enchanting Trulli. This was the most well known and touristic town that showcased a whole village of little trulli […]

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Ostuni The White Town On The Hill

October 8, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

We Didn’t Find a Swimming Beach Before Heading Into the Hills This was our day to backtrack north from Lecce to see the sights we had driven past in our long drive south from Pescara to Lecce. We had several target stops – to see the white hill town of […]

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Where the Adriatic Meets the Ionian Sea

October 7, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Heading South In Puglia To Where The Adriatic Meets the Ionian Sea The day dawned bright and sunny so we got out our map of Puglia to pick a direction for our day of travel. This day we would head south from Lecce as far as we could go, where the Adriatic […]

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Southern Italy Cooking Experience

October 6, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Learning Southern Italy Cooking in Lecce Learning about food in Italy was a favourite part of travelling in Italy! We were off for a day of Southern Italy cooking lessons with Silvestro at The Awaiting Table in Lecce. Worried about drinking and driving, we called a cab from the hotel and […]

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Pescara By The Sea

October 5, 2014 TravelAtWill 2

Exploring Abruzzo Region From Pescara By The Sea People kept asking us why we had chosen Pescara by the sea as a stop. It worried us for a while, wondering if we had made a mistake. The answer was simple – it was on the Adriatic coast of Italy mid-way […]

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Heading High In The Apennine Mountains

October 4, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Seeking The Highest Point in Abruzzo High In The Apennine Mountains Leaving Pescara for the day, we got up early to first make a stop to pay our parking ticket. Luckily the town with the over-zealous parking police was enroute for our planned day.This slight detour put David in a cranky […]

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L’Aquila Still Recovering

October 2, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Force Of Nature Hit But L’Aquila Still Recovering We spent a week in Pescara on the Adriatic coast of Italy and explored the Abruzzo region with day trips. One day we headed high in the Gran Sassa mountain and park area. With map in hand we picked L’Aquila for our enroute […]

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Climbing High To Civitella Del Tronto

October 1, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Heading To Civitella Del Tronto In The Mountains of Abruzzo With map in hand we plotted a day trip north from Pescara to pick up sites we may have missed in our train trip from Rimini to Pescara. Having been far too ambitious in our planning when we took our day trip […]

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Coastal Forts Protect The Adriatic Coast

September 30, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

South of Pescara Coastal Forts Protect The Adriatic Coast We planned to take a day to explore the coastline south of Pescara as far as Vieste in Puglia. After we finished our week in Pescara, we were headed to Lecce in Puglia for our next week. The drive to Lecce would […]

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Sulmona and Scanno – Abruzzo Hills Towns

September 29, 2014 TravelAtWill 4

Visiting Sulmona For Authentic Confetti To tour around the Abruzzo region in Italy, we were finally renting a car! Every trip we have made, we planned to get a car and have got lulled into the ease of train and bus travel. While that gets you almost everywhere, we knew […]

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Igea Marina The Off Season Beach Ghost Town

September 27, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Italian Riviera Off Season When planning this trip to Italy, we wanted to explore some new and off-the-beaten-path locations for tourists. There could be no more real local Italian destination than to go to an Italian beach town. When we searched “Italian – beach – Adriatic” we were bombarded with […]

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San Marino – A Country Inside Italy

September 23, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Leaving Italy For The Day To Visit San Marino The other “must do” day trip while at our Igea Marina stop was to visit the Independent Republic of San Marino buried in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region. The fact that it was a separate country was a draw […]