We work out of two small towns. Our main town is near Abruzzo’s spectacular seacoast and the other is a small village in Campania’s enchanting isolated mountains. And to top it off, the Lord has blessed us with not only two, but three houses!!
Our main town nestles among rolling green hills, vineyards, and olive growns – in between the spectacular Adriatic coast and the towering snow-capped mountains of a national park. And we get views of both from our windows and garden! Sparsely populated, this region is known as Wild Abruzzo. It’s a great place to visit – rich in nature, tradition, great food, and warm, friendly people!
Our first house
We purchased and rennovated this, the first house ever owned, when we were in our 50s. Situated in the historic town center, this tiny and old house (about 150-years old), has many odd quirks, a sunny veranda, and a nice little yard.
Our daughter’s house
Our daughter purchased this place after moving back to Italy with her family. They left it in our care upon returning to the USA because “you never know.” So we use this blessing as our guest home and an extra storage place.
Scenes of our area
Our summer town in Campania
Hubby’s even tinier birthplace hides away in the midst of a national park of almost haunting beauty and tiny villages, which are gradually dwindling away. The Gulf of Salerno forms the western border of this lonely isolated area of little work, few people, and even fewer amenities.
But it’s a beautiful, laid-back, place, and the ideal setting for immersing yourself in Italy’s slow living. We spend most summers and holidays here in the ancestral family home. And often we consider spending half the year there after retirement.
Scenes of our summer area
Thanks so much for stopping by! We wish you could come and visit in person! But in the meantime, you can learn more about life and missions in small-town Italy by reading: Life and Missions in Small Town Italy.