My last few posts have been about Ghana, Togo and Cote d'Ivoire. This short post is about Amandola, a place I mention from time to time here on Il Sette Bello.
For those of you not familiar with the backstory, in the summer of 2001 I had, incredibly, amassed a nice nest egg and wanted to put it to use. So, I bought my second house first. A little cottage in the hills of Le Marche, a region that borders Umbria and Tuscany to the west and the Adriatic Sea to the east. The house, specifically, is the frazione di Sant'Ippolito, a hilltop farming community. I am the lone Americano in these parts, which leads to the occasional awkward situation, but nothing that cannot be diffused with a smile. Here's a further description of the place, a site I just whipped up in the past few days.