Abruzzo, amore mio!
While many areas of Italy have changed significantly over time Abruzzo remains largely the same. That gives Abruzzo irresistible magic charm. It is often said that in Abruzzo one can see Italy as it was during the height of the Renaissance area. That is why Abruzzo is poetically referred to as the Sleeping Beauty (La Bella Addormentata). One can see a gigantic figure of a beautiful sleeping woman on the horizon at the time of sunset.
The main feeling which I experience in Abruzzo is an absolute tranquility. While contemplating majestic mountains, azure Adriatic sea, cultivated valleys, tiny ancient towns it seems that time has stopped here mane ages ago.