Intodacqua is a small medieval town in the province of L’Aquila. Situated abotut 6 km outside of Sulmona this village was our first stop in Abruzzo.
The hillside castle was once home to the baron of the region. It served as a defense point against raiders. The castle has recently been restored and is currently occupied.
A typical view of homes and businesses built in close proximity – Abruzzo is dotted with these small historic towns.
A small square – quiet at the end of September but filled with musicians and towns people every Saturday during the summer months.
Intodacqua’s main street provides many photo opportunities. It is around the dinner hour and families are gathered inside for their evening meal.
Small side streets beckon the visitor to explore. Medieval buildings have been well preserved. Italy has implemented a substantial renovation grant for Italians living overseas and wishing to purchase a home in “the old country.”
This small town was occupied by German soldiers during WW II. According to local lore, the soldiers were well received, especially when they built a swimming pool near the fresh water spring that continues to provide a steady water supply to the region. The pool is still in use today.
Twists and turns of the road make this walk up Via Garibaldi (main street) an adventure.
We met up wit friends at the local bar for Prosecco. What a way to spend a Saturday evening before another carefully prepared dinner…