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Trip to Abruzzo

I had the opportunity to finally visit one of my favourite regions in Italy: Abruzzo. I landed in Rome on the 13th January 2014 and after collecting a car, my trip started. The A25 motorway is a very panoramic route and after a quick stop for a needed espresso at the services station I reached the beautiful  Sulmona, the world renowned town of confetti. Once there I met the owner of one of the oldest factory producing these delicious confectionery products: William Di Carlo Confetti di Sulmona. He took me for a tour around the production area where I had the chance to see all these little almonds becoming pretty gems covered in sugar. The machine used to make these classic sweets is called a “bassina” which is a big permanently rotating mixing ball. Then I had a walk around William’s shop which is simply breath-taking: beautiful edible flavours, soft and hard torrone, Sicilian pistachio sugar coated in one section and another section is totally dedicated to the wedding planning. After about 3 hours, sadly, I had to leave to carry on with my journey. Thank you William for showing me your world. Read More…