Visiting Abruzzo: Photos of a Journey by Train from Rome, the Valle Peligna and Torre dei Nolfi

Roman silhouetteClouds from the trainScurcola Marsicana stationThe mountain and the cloudTrains, AbruzzoCelano and the castle
Ortona dei MarsiGoriano SicoliThe first view of the Valle PelignaThe valley and the hillThe valley and the motorwayThe view from the apartment in the evening
The view from the apartment in the morningThe cart on the roofThe adorable kittenThe threshing machineThe storm cloudSunset on the outskirts of Sulmona
Torre dei NolfiDoors, Torre dei NolfiDoor and stepsNumber 43The street of the swiftsOn the outskirts of Torre dei Nolfi

Visiting Abruzzo: A Journey by Train from Rome, the Valle Peligna and Torre dei Nolfi, a set on Flickr.

Last month — although it now seems like an eternity ago, and a distant dream — I visited Italy for a two-week holiday, spending the first week in Rome and the second in Abruzzo, a mountainous region to the east. I posted photos from Rome in five sets, available here as a collection on Flickr, or here, and I still have two sets to post, but until now I hadn’t posted any photos from the second week, in Abruzzo, where we were based in a small village called Torre dei Nolfi, near the city of Sulmona, famous as the birthplace of the Roman poet Ovid.

Our journey to Abruzzo — to the city of Sulmona — involved a two and a half hour journey by train from Tiburtina station in Rome, on a wonderful trip through the mountains in which, for added atmosphere, the lights in our carriage didn’t work, so that we were plunged into darkness every time the train passed through a tunnel. To be fair, the lights did work in the rest of the carriages, although I really did enjoy the darkness, and I wasn’t looking to complain, given that our three return tickets cost just 25 Euros, the price of three One Day Travelcards in London. Read the rest of this entry »

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