Tag: Abruzzo

Escher in Abruzzo

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 - 1972) needs no introduction. The Dutch artist’s mathematically inspired artwork featuring impossible objects and geometric shapes, unique perspectives on nature, symmetry and reflection that have left an indelible mark in the history of art, graphics and design. [caption id="attachment_7103" align="alignleft" width="342"] The town of Opi[/caption] Escher spent a great part of his life in Italy, from his 30s to his 50s, living in Rome from…

Campo Imperatore

The "Little Tibet" of Italy Suffice to say that while doing research for our new Small Group Walking Tour of Abruzzo we were completely blown away by Campo Imperatore. We were awestruck by the vast expanses of this high-altitude plateau completely surrounded by high mountains resembling the Dolomite rock. Located at between 1500m and 1900m it stretches on for 80km². Campo Imperatore is known as Little Tibet. It is no…

Ovid, Sulmona & Abruzzo

An introduction to one of the oldest cities in Abruzzo A trip to Abruzzo is not complete without a visit of Sulmona. During our walking tour in Abruzzo we make a point of spending two nights in this wonderful medieval city. The history of Salmona is ancient and can be traced back to the Peligni, an Italic population living in central Italy in the 4th century B.C.. They were later…