Santa Stefano is definitely off the beaten track, it's not all that far from L'Aquila and other larger attractions. I look forward to returning, to witness how Daniele's dream for this once-forgotten town continues to become reality.
A land of contrasts, Abruzzo is a region in transition. Traditions center around its rich agricultural heritage and its people have unbounded pride in their region, going to great lengths to make visitors like Susan and me feel at home. This is unspoiled Italy at is best.