Friday, September 7, 2007

Santo Stefano di Sessanio

This village is visible from the distance by its lone castle tower. I had always been curious about this town. I'm glad I had the opportunity to visit it. The village is indeed beautiful! A labrynth of cobbled walkways and arches.

Sometimes the timing is just right and ours was. Santo Stefano di Sessanio is famous for the lentils that are grown in fields surrounding this little village. It happened to be THE Sunday of the celebration of the Lentil harvest and it was lunch time.
Booths were set up in the streets selling lentil soup, arrosticini (skewered lamb) and porchetta sandwiches.

We sat under makeshift tents and ate lentil soup with skewered roasted lamb alongside locals.

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