It started as a place on the map near both the Mountains and the Sea. Santa Domenica is a short climb from the sea.
Santa Domenica Talao is perched above the sea just like many Italian hill towns. Its location away from the hoards of Italian tourists who come to be near the sea would have been impressive enough. The unbelievable views alone would have been enough for us...
But the real story is the people. It's the folks who smiled at us Americani without making us feel like the stranieri that we are. I didn't expect the hospitality we found there.
Here I am talking with some neighbors. Doesn't it look natural? Keep in mind that according to my next door neighbor "I have NO Italian". I thought I had some!
Our beloved next door neighbors Francesco and Giuseppina
Elections Italian Style
Around Every corner is another vignette, another picture of life lived Italian:
This is our roof
Below is our friends'
alimentari--one of at least 5 in town.