"These pictures are in the order that I remember things happening when my husband John and I visited Italy in 1987.  I am writing this in December of 1999 so my memory is a little foggy and a few things may be out of sequence -- Sharon Matarelli Ward"

 

Driving southeast towards L'Aquila from Florence    p1.jpg (47151 bytes)

L'Aquila town square    p2b.jpg (37766 bytes)

Talking to a cabdriver, "Where is Calascio?"    p2c.jpg (34373 bytes)

On our way, the third sign down points to Calascio    p3-pic3a.jpg (36272 bytes)

Different views on the road to Calascio -- heading uphill all the way    p3-pic4a.jpg (29557 bytes)

On the road to Calascio    p4-pic4b.jpg (26285 bytes)

On the road to Calascio    p4-pic4c.jpg (26826 bytes)

On the road to Calascio    p4-pic4d.jpg (43853 bytes)

Stopped at a tavern along the way to inquire about relatives    p5-pic6a.jpg (35523 bytes)

[left- Guido Giustizia, w/hat Peppino Ciccone, blue jacket Genesio Marinacci, smoking Boris ?]

Mayor of Calascio, Antonio Matarelli, giving directions    p5-pic6b.jpg (40951 bytes)

Matarelli home in Rocca Calascio    p6-pic7.jpg (33824 bytes)

Bedroom in a Calascio home    p7-pic9a.jpg (32829 bytes)

Bedroom in a Calascio home    p7-pic9b.jpg (30500 bytes)

Prosciutto hanging near the kitchen    p7-pic9c.jpg (23857 bytes)

Looking down on Calascio from Rocca Calascio    p8-pic10a.jpg (34101 bytes)

Looking down on Calascio from Rocca Calascio    p8-pic10b.jpg (52670 bytes)

Looking down on Calascio from Rocca Calascio    p8-pic10c.jpg (52114 bytes)

Along the road from Calascio to Rocca Calascio    p9-pic11a.jpg (28160 bytes)

View from the road up to Rocca Calascio    p9-pic11b.jpg (38989 bytes)

View from the road up to Rocca Calascio    p10-pic12a2.jpg (32051 bytes)

Birds in the distance    p11-pic12b1.jpg (27475 bytes)

Approaching Rocca Calascio from Calascio road    p12-pic12c2.jpg (32586 bytes)

The castle comes in to view    p13-pic12c3.jpg (32086 bytes)

Some views of the Antonacci house in Rocca Calascio    p14-pic13a.jpg (40908 bytes)

Some views of the Antonacci house in Rocca Calascio    p14-pic13b.jpg (55020 bytes)

Some views of the Antonacci house in Rocca Calascio    p14-pic13c.jpg (51935 bytes)

Some views of the Matarelli house in Rocca Calascio    p15-pic13c2.jpg (46862 bytes)

Some views of the Matarelli house in Rocca Calascio    p15-pic13d.jpg (48838 bytes)

Some views of the Matarelli house in Rocca Calascio    p15-pic13e.jpg (59155 bytes)

Castle ruins    p16-pic13f.jpg (37119 bytes)

Castle ruins    p16-pic13g.jpg (44348 bytes)

Castle ruins    p16-pic13h.jpg (32672 bytes)

Castle ruins    p17-pic13i.jpg (43349 bytes)

Castle ruins    p17-pic13j.jpg (46644 bytes)

View of Madonna della Pieta church from the castle ruins    p17-pic13k.jpg (36944 bytes)

View of Madonna della Pieta church from the castle ruins    p17-pic13l.jpg (34879 bytes)

photos/Ward/p18-pic14b.jpg    Preparing ravioli    p18-pic14b.jpg (34395 bytes)    Maria Fulgenzi

photos/Ward/p19-pic14d.jpg    Preparing ravioli    p19-pic14d.jpg (32842 bytes)    Maria Fulgenzi, Celestina Ciccone Matarelli

photos/Ward/p19-pic14e.jpg    Preparing ravioli    p19-pic14e.jpg (26937 bytes)    Celestina Ciccone Matarelli

Stairway from Matarelli home    p20-pic15.jpg (42099 bytes)

photos/Ward/p20-pic16a.jpg    The back cellar    p20-pic16a.jpg (42078 bytes)

photos/Ward/p21-pic16d.jpg    Fetching the wine for dinner    p21-pic16d.jpg (34434 bytes)    Oscarino Fulgenzi

photos/Ward/p22-pic17.jpg    Dinner is served    p22-pic17.jpg (26115 bytes)   Maria Fulgenzi and Celestina Ciccone Matarelli

photos/Ward/p22-pic18.jpg    Dinner is served    p22-pic18.jpg (40427 bytes)

photos/Ward/p25-pic20b.jpg    Saying goodbye    p25-pic20b.jpg (37469 bytes)    Oscarino Ciccone,Celestina Ciccone Matarelli

photos/Ward/p25-pic20c.jpg    Saying goodbye    p25-pic20c.jpg (38137 bytes)     Celestina Ciccone Matarelli

photos/Ward/p27-pic20f.jpg    On the road back to L'Aquila    p27-pic20f.jpg (32601 bytes)

photos/Ward/p29-pic29a.jpg    Some photos of the castle area    p29-pic29a.jpg (35091 bytes)

photos/Ward/p30-pic30a.jpg    Some photos of the castle area    p30-pic30a.jpg (51084 bytes)

photos/Ward/p30-pic30b.jpg    Some photos of the castle area    p30-pic30b.jpg (33899 bytes)

photos/Ward/p30-pic30c.jpg   Some photos of the castle area    p30-pic30c.jpg (37268 bytes)