|Sulmona as seen in the movie only this square was full of market stalls. The aqueduct goes from the mountains to the town's fountain|
|Sulmona's major industry..confetti making. These are fancy Jordan almonds wired to look like flowers|
|The town of Castel Ieri (Castle of yesterday) as seen from Castelvecchio. It covers the entire hill|
|Downtown Celano where we spent a day taking classes at the University of L'Aquila satellite site|
|Feast of the frog legs and gnocchi that we attended in nearby Molina|
|Castle in Gagliano|
|Narrow alley ways as featured in The American. This is in Gagliano|
|Also in Gagliano|
I had entitled one of my previous posts Castelvecchio. It is now my number one hit (surpassing Donkey Stew). I hope I am referring to the correct Castelvecchio.
One part of the movie I thought was funny. George needed to keep his work quiet. He would wait for the bells to ring and do his loud work in synch with the tolls. With the bells ringing so often, he wouldn't have to wait long. The bells in Gagliano were inconveniently right outside of my window and would ring every 15 minutes. A different bell would signal how many quarters past the hour so at 12:45, the bells would ring 15 times. During a funeral procession or a Saint's procession, the bells would ring for an hour. For a small town, there seemed to be alot of funerals while we were there. Bells..bells..bells...
More slippery snow so back to the Y for me. Too many unsupervised children running around and too many newbies on the machines with no sense of gym etiquette. Hopefully they will fade away.