Superb medieval village
Santo Stefano di Sessanio Travel Blog› entry 8 of 16 › view all entries
July 13th, 2006 – by: davidx
This was a buses only day form Opi. 1. to Avezzano, a very useful junction but with no real appeal to tourists since an earlier aqueduct destroyed its old buildings. 2. To L'Aquila, where we should be returning the following day and 3. to Santo Stefano. We had sufficient time in L'Aquila to go and look at the castle from the outside. (More on this later).
We had considerable difficulty finding our accommodation in Via degli Archi (road of the Arches) since there were no people about and arches everywhere - no road signs.
The following morning Claudia arrived again with presents of local biscuits and honey from her father. She also brought the potentially bad news that there was a bus strike and that there would be nothing before 1630. This was alarming as we had arranged to meet our friends at about 1100 in L'Aquila. Fortunately Claudia was returning to L'Aquila and offered us a lift. On the way it emerged that she was a student at the University of L'Aquila and that one of her tutors was the woman we were going to stay with!
Santo Stefano has a small lake outside but its unique charm lay in the streets and arches of the old village.
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