Postcards from Trento (Trentino Alto Adige) June 2019 | Photo: ©OrsolaCirielloKogan

#ItalianFlavors :: A weekend in Trento traveling + cooking

Thanks to the Istituto di Tutela Grappa del Trentino (Institute for the protection of Grappa of Trentino), and AIFB (Italian Association of Food Bloggers, of which I am a member), I’m back from a wonderful trip to Trento where the Institute organized a Food Contest dedicated to cooking with local grappas: La Grappa del Trentino … Continue reading #ItalianFlavors :: A weekend in Trento traveling + cooking

Trabocchi Coast and “Christ of the Deep”

"I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying." ~John Masefield, Sea … Continue reading Trabocchi Coast and “Christ of the Deep”

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Travel Italy :: La Grande Quercia, Atessa (Chieti)

In front of you, hillsides covered with wheat, interspersed with brush spots and olive tree plots and the village of Atessa just behind your shoulders. My idea of wheat field had to be rethought: how can you call a “field” a stretch of land that is as steep as a mountain slope?... The post was … Continue reading Travel Italy :: La Grande Quercia, Atessa (Chieti)

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Sweet notes from Abruzzo :: The “Pasticciotto” Ladies

The main ingredients for pasticciotto are short crust pastry and a filling of almonds, lemon peel and sugar syrup. The making of the pasticciotto is a feast of its own, ladies gather around a long table and spend time telling stories, updating each other and... The post was first published on Appetibilis | Saperi e … Continue reading Sweet notes from Abruzzo :: The “Pasticciotto” Ladies

Two Wheels Travel Notes :: Trabocchi Coast on Bicycle

First published on APPETIBILIS.net :: “For the time being, let’s enjoy some scenic ride from the main road and from some detours like the Riserva di Punta Aderci…”

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§01dd 116_trabocchi2Trabocchi Coast on two wheels :: “…However its vulnerability is its strength: the large fishing device represents…” ~ Dacia Maraini | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

One of the most relevant projects regarding tourism on two wheels is the Ciclovia Adriatica or Corridoio Verde Adriatico (Adriatic Bike Route), a 1,300 km bike track from Trieste to Santa Maria di Leuca. Some sections are alredy being used by cyclists, especially the ones in coast towns, and longer segments will – hopefully – be achieved in the near future on the Trabocchi coast, from Ortona to San Salvo.

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For the time being, let’s enjoy some scenic ride from the main road and from some detours like the Riserva di Punta Aderci. From June to September, don’t miss the chance to stop by a trabocco and have a fish lunch on…

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Roman Holidays :: Colosseum [Collage]

"Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it; Refusing to set aside trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the mind; Attempting to compel others to … Continue reading Roman Holidays :: Colosseum [Collage]