Tagliacozzo, the Ancient Village.

Pronounced TIE-YA-COTSO!

Tagliacozzo is an idyllic Medieval Village found in the region of Abruzzo. It is no surprise that it has won the title of being one of Italy’s most beautiful Villages (I borghi piu belli d’italia). I wouldn’t recommend booking a holiday just to the Village, but definitely go to Abruzzo and factor it in as being one of the places that you go and explore. It’s absolutely breathtaking.

My friend and I went on a daytrip on the train from Avezzano on a recommendation of a local. We didn’t really know what to expect, but Tagliacozzo sure didn’t disappoint. We walked around the town, admired a chocolate festival, purchased a new cardigan, drank hot chocolate, had a behind-the-scenes tour of a leather shop and got absolutely drenched by the rain.

Walking in to Tagliacozzo…

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Pretty excited about the whole thing…

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Piazza duca degli abruzzi

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Put on some good walking shoes!

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Obviously had to get a profile picture…

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A little old lady was so proud of her garden that she came out of her house to ask us to take a photo of it:

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Then came the rain, but luckily we found this spot…

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Next it rained some more…

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Run forest run!

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And then this lovely man took pity on us so gave us shelter and a tour in his shop of all things leather…

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What other hidden Italian treasures would you recommend visiting? 

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