Amiternum, Sulmona, & Scanno
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April 2nd, 2010 – by: vagabond75
Sulmona's "prodotti tipici" (typical products - the food items popular in a particular part of Italy) are confetti. No, not the shredded pieces of paper that you throw after a wedding. Confetti are almonds with a hard, sugary coating that come in many different flavors. So we bought a few bags and I can definitely recommend that you try some if you ever get the chance.
Scanno is a small town high in the mountains, and is apparently a popular getaway place for Italians. The old women still wear a style of dress that has apparently been worn by women in this area for centuries (unfortunately, I didn't get any pics). There wasn't much to do other than walk the small alleyways of the town and get dinner. There was no menu at the restaurant we chose, so I did my best with trying to understand the server when he told us the list of choices. Since I didn't understand so well, I figured I would play it safe with ravioli. Bad choice. The ravioli came out drenched in a yellow-sauce that was awful! Neither me nor my girlfriend could figure out what it was, but we both agreed it was terrible. Unfortunately, I still ate it, and my stomach was not very happy about it :(
It was now about 10 PM and we still had a two hour drive back to L'Aquila ahead of us. Maybe we tried to pack a little bit too much into one day, but that is the kind of travel that I love :)
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