I've been traveling internationally for more than 30 years. I've lived abroad, for half that time, in Japan, the UAE,...Read more
No over-crowding, no heavy industry, just the best of Italian country life. This is Abruzzo, the region of Italy our Euro-Correspondent Roseanna Keats has identified as offering one of the best lifestyle options on the Continent. Hidden away down its winding roads are castles, vineyards, and villages made of stone and memory. Life in Abruzzo hasn’t changed much over the centuries, and coming to Abruzzo is like wandering into a gentler, kinder yesterday… a yesterday with little or no crime and neighbors who watch out for each other.
Abruzzo offers the best of country life but is minutes away from both the beach and skiing Every winter, the ski resorts in Abruzzo attract great numbers of weekend “fun” skiers from Rome and elsewhere. Affordable ski, too–daily lift passes cost only 10 to 15 euro. Wine? You bet! The local favorite is Montepulciano d’Abruzzo–a deeply colored red, scented with blackberry and cherry undertones. Add the affordable cost of properties, and you have all the ingredients for retiring in style on Italy’s Adriatic coast.
Julie and Peter Thorpe discovered the Italian region of Abruzzo when visiting friends who had settled there. "We had been...Read more
The FIFA World Cup is nearly here. By now your Panini sticker albums should be complete and days off work confirmed. From June 14 until July 15 the eyes of the world will be on Russia, hosts of this year’s competition. The big games and World Cup rivalries are about to begin in earnest. The biggest sporting event in the world, more than 1 billion tuned in for the last final in 2014. Current world champions Germany will defend their...Read more