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Festa Patronale

  In Atessa on August 16th  for the Feste Patronali. It goes for several nights, and on this night they had a food, music and culture walk through the town. They are five  food stops set up in piazzas along the route. Wine and an antipasto, wine and a pasta, […]

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A day in the life.

      Like a growing number of Americans, my wife and I became interested in the possibility of retiring to Europe. We narrowed our search down to Italy and France, both of which have locations where one can live very comfortably on a modest income. We settled on Italy […]

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Beach life in Abruzzo

I have copied and pasted a translated version of this article from the local newspaper Il Centro. The Adriatic coast beaches are one of the best reasons to choose Abruzzo as a place to live. They are kept quite clean, and the waters of the Adriatic like a warm salty […]

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Buying A Car

Our long term lease on our little Peugeot was coming to an end, so we needed to get moving on a replacement. It was the beginning of May and we had not received our Permesso di Soggiorno yet, a key necessity in buying  car. Fortunately, our document came through (after […]

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A most amazing dinner

In Italy,  dinner is serious business. Shame I left my phone in the car, because this was nearly a “Pictures or it never happened” experience.   There is an agriturismo near us called Montagola. Agriturismo is a B&B set on a working farm. They typically also have a restaurant as […]

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