Monthly Archives: July 2017

Shhh…there’s a secret place, somewhere in a remote mountainous region of Italy, where you can tuck into an ancient stone village and transport yourself back into time. Medieval time to be exact.Abandoned homes scattered around a maze of narrow cobblestone streets, built centuries ago, have been turned into guest rooms for the intrepid traveler who […]

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Who doesn’t love an old castle? Rocca Calascio is the highest castle in Italy. Located 2 hours east of Rome in northern Abruzzo in the Gran Sasso National Park, it sits as the lower apex of a triangle between two tiny medieval stone villages, Santo Stefano di Sessanio to the west and Castel del Monte […]

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  Be careful! Walk quietly into this gaping mouth inscribed with the words “All thoughts fly.” Anything you may whisper in private–can be heard by those standing on the stairs. This ogre from hell is just one of the many stone sculptures of mythical creatures, giants battling animals, dragons, and soldiers entangled in wrath that […]

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