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.
I love these ancient villages. It is a delight to wander the narrow streets and enjoy some local treats.
Indeed it is a delight. I can’t wait to get back to Italy …
Yum, I want to try the cake! Lovely photos, I especially love the one of your husband and the famous Lilliana.
There are some recipes online. Search for Parrozzo. Or better yet, get thee to Abruzzo!
give me 1 year and I’ll be knocking, planning on Molise and Abruzzo in September 2018 for my 50th.
Beautiful photo tour!
Really enjoyed this post – thank you!
Loved this piece – can imagine it so well. Thanks for the photos and the finds!
Thanks for reading, Georgie. Scanno is a magical place in a stunning natural setting.
I always wanted to visit Scanno and never got there, so I really enjoyed your post and all the photos…I loved seeing the old-fashioned irons used to make pizzelles.. Great post!
The drive from Sulmona is stunning. So worth trying. Much to discover in Abruzzo and the rest of Bell’Italia.