The main trick is to make enough passata to last until the next years harvest. This means big batches and roping in as many family members possible. Everybody brings their collected boxes and everybody joins in with the jobs.
In Italy paying to sit on the beach is standard fare, for example in Tuscany expect to pay 50 Euros for the pleasure of a sun lounger. In Abruzzo however, the coast is full of free beaches if you know where to look. Some of the best are local secrets but San Vito with its lively marina and exceptional collection of Trabbochi is a secret no one can keep.
The cherries ripen, full and red. The horse impatient and friendly waiting for his meal. The perennial sprouts of artichoke. Flashes of colour and flavour.
The last part of our first trekking series. The Majella is part of the Appenine mountain range in Abruzzo, Italy. Its stands as the second highest mountain in Italy and is perfect for hiking, skiing and mountainous fun of all varieties.