Scenes from Abruzzo

Photos from Adam Gollner's road trip to the Italian countryside

Abruzzo, Roadtrip, Anversa
The hillside above Anversa degli Abruzzi, a fortress-hamlet built into the cliffs in such a dizzying fashion that M.C. Escher actually came here to draw it.Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Cataldi Madonna Ofena, Roadtrip
MIdday snacks turn into hours-long feasts when you visit the Cataldi Madonna winery.Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip, Emidio Pepe
The town of Torano Nuovo.Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip, Emidio Pepe
Winemaker Emidio Pepe in his cellar, inspecting a bottle of 1990 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo.Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip, Emidio Pepe
Rosa Pepe and Chiara Pepe, Emidio's wife and granddaughter, preparing stuffed olives (oliva scolana).Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip, Emidio Pepe
The labels for back vintages at Emidio Pepe winery.Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip, La Bandiera
Marcello Spadone and his wife Bruna at La Bandiera restaurant in Civitella Casanova.Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip, La Bandiera
Maccheroni la chitarra on a traditional stringed wooden box used to slice pasta (which has strings like a guitar).Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip, La Porta dei Parchi
Pecorinos and other cheeses aging at La Porta dei Parchi.Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip
A typical cobblestone street found in the many medieval hillside towns dotting Abruzzo .Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip, Taverna 58
Corso Gabriele Manthone in Pescara, home to both Taverna 58 and the museum in the birth house of the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio.Michael James O'Brien
Abruzzo, Roadtrip, Taverna 58
The wine cellar in Taverna 58.Michael James O'Brien