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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Penne: – Penne is a charming town in the Abruzzo region of Italy, located on the hills between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. It has a rich and varied history, dating back to the Neolithic period and influenced by the Vestini, the Romans, the Lombards, the Sicilians and the Spanish. Penne is known as the “city of bricks” for its distinctive red brick buildings and streets, which give it a warm and cozy atmosphere. Penne is also a member of the I Borghi più belli d’Italia association, which recognizes the most beautiful villages in Italy. Penne has many attractions to offer to visitors, such as its Romanesque cathedral, which stands on a hill overlooking the town and was built on the site of an ancient temple of the goddess Vesta. The cathedral has a 16th-century bell tower and a museum with valuable exhibits from different historical periods. Another notable church is the 14th-century church of St. Dominic, which has a portal from 1667, a bas-relief of the Virgin and Child from the 14th century, and a gilded altar with a statue of the Virgin and Child from 1600¹. The church of St. Augustine is also worth a visit, with its 14th-century bell tower and its facade inlaid with majolica. Penne is not only a town of history and culture, but also of nature and gastronomy. Penne is the gateway to the Regional Natural Reserve “Lake of Penne”, which is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including the rare otter. The reserve also offers opportunities for hiking, biking, birdwatching and fishing. Penne is also famous for its pasta, which shares the same name and shape as the town. Penne pasta is a tube-shaped pasta with angled ends, resembling quills or pens. Penne pasta is very versatile and can be paired with different sauces, such as tomato, cheese, pesto or meat. Penne is a town that will enchant you with its beauty, history, nature and cuisine. It is a perfect destination for those who want to discover the authentic and diverse aspects of Italy. Penne is a town that will make you fall in love with Abruzzo.

Viale S. Francesco is a street in Penne which runs from Via Gabriele Rosa to Circonvallazione Aldo Moro (Photos 1-2-3-4) – Via Bernardo Castiglione is a street in Penne which runs from Viale S. Francesco to Salita Santa Marina (Photos 5-7-8-9-10-11) – Largo S. Francesco is a street in Penne which runs from Viale S. Francesco to Via Perazzitti (Photo 6) – Salita Ronzi is a street in Penne which runs from Via Bernardo Castiglione to Via Sant’Agostino (Photos 12-13-14) – Via Sant’Agostino is a street in Penne which runs from Salita Ronzi to Via Muzio Pansa (Photos 15-16-17) – Via Muzio Pansa is a street in Penne which runs from Via Scesa de Dura to Via Giovanni Battista Leopardi (Photos 18-10-20-21-22-23-24-25-26) – Piazza Duomo is a historic square in the town of Penne, in the province of Pescara, Italy. It is the location of the concattedrale di San Massimo e Santa Maria degli Angeli, the duomo of Penne and concattedral of the archdiocese of Pescara-Penne. The duomo dates to the 10th century and has undergone several renovations and restorations over the centuries. It is a national monument since 1902. (Photos 27-28-29) – Via Giovanni Battista Leopardi is a street in Penne which runs from Piazza Duomo to Via Roma (Photos 30-32-33-34) – Via Roma is a street in Penne which runs from Corso Emilio Alessandrini to Via Sant’Agostino (Photos 35-36-37-38) – Corso Emilio Alessandrini is a street in Penne which runs from Piazza Luca da Penne to Via Bernardo Castiglione (Photos 39-40)

Penne Cuisine: – Penne has a rich culinary tradition that reflects its history and culture. Some of the special dishes that you can find in Penne are: – Maccheroni alla chitarra: a type of homemade pasta that is cut with a special tool called chitarra (guitar), which gives it a square shape and a rough texture. The pasta is usually served with a meat sauce made with lamb, pork, or beef, and flavoured with tomato, garlic, onion, and herbs. – Arrosticini: skewers of lamb meat that are grilled over charcoal and seasoned with salt and pepper. They are a typical street food that can be found in many parts of Abruzzo, but especially in Penne, where they have a festival dedicated to them every year. – Scrippelle ‘mbusse: thin crepes that are filled with grated pecorino cheese and rolled up. They are then soaked in hot chicken broth and sprinkled with more cheese and black pepper. This is a warming and comforting dish that is often eaten during the winter or on special occasions. – Pizzelle: crisp and thin wafers that are made with eggs, flour, sugar, butter, and anise. They are cooked in a special iron that imprints them with a decorative pattern. They can be eaten plain, dusted with powdered sugar, or filled with cream or jam. They are a popular dessert and snack in Penne and throughout Abruzzo.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Viale S. Francesco to Via Muzio Pansa
Approximately 0.80 km – 0.50 miles

The walk starts in Viale S. Francesco – Via Bernardo Castiglione – Largo S. Francesco – Via Bernardo Castiglione – Salita Ronzi – Via Sant’Agostino – Via Muzio Pansa

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Via Muzio Pansa to Corso Emilio Alessandrini
Approximately 0.65 km – 0.40 miles

The walk starts in Via Muzio Pansa – Piazza Duomo – Via Giovanni B. Leopardi – Centro Storico – Via Giovanni B. Leopardi – Via Roma -Corso Emilio Alessandrini