|Here she is!|
|The mountains of The Majella one side, |
the Adriatic sea the other
The Appenines, looming starkly against the brightest blue sky, still with snow on her peaks and cascading down her ravines through one window, the sea appearing sparkling in the distance through the other. And not another soul on the roads.
|The cove, Ripari di Giobbe|
The little cove maybe one of the very few pebble beaches along the whole sandy Abruzzo coastline, but it's waters are crystal clear, a haven for snorklers, divers and swimmers. Ortona, with it's ancient little town, steeped in history and wartime tales, is just a short 30 minute walk following the beachside railway track.
|Not a bad view to wake up to|
Saturday night, however, we pushed the boat out, just a little. Supper on the terrace in the Trattoria San Domenico next to the castle looking out over the harbour. A menù prezzo fisso, we had a 6 course meal of the most delectable seafood. Tiny little samples, but each one more exquisite than the next. A long slow supper we had, with good wine and enough room at the end, just, to nibble on the delicate little cakes with coffee and a small, but big treat, glass of Amaro.