Arriving in Scanno is a feat with its torturous winding roads, one-way tunnels, and breathtaking scenery. Once there, you have to navigate skinny roads that climb upwards (and hope no one is coming at you) to find a narrow parking spot. But it’s all worth it when you step out and breathe the mountain air.
Scanno is a little over 1000 metres above sea level and is surrounded by the Marsican Mountains (i Monti Marsicani). It contains atmospheric architecture, much of it medieval or older, along small lanes and long stairways that wind their way to pleasant little squares.
Below is a photo diary of this ancient town, nearby Lago di Scanno and the village of Anversa degli Abruzzi, where we stopped for a coffee on the way back to our base in Sulmona.
Ciao. I'm Mary Louise, a technical writer, editor and technology trainer. I have many interests such as, travel, food, wine, music, reading, writing, cycling, all things Italian (especially Abruzzo), farmers markets, theatre and art. I live in Adelaide, South Australia with my husband Roo and a ginger tabby cat, Jose Gonzalez. I am compelled to take pictures of food and write about it. Travel-wise, I am mildly obsessed with Italy but I travel to, and write about, other places as well. See my other site MLT at Large.