A Humorous Abruzzo Life in Miniature

Making Salsicca

Bravo Bellante’s Dino Di Silvestre for his hand carved and whittled wonderful take on  rural life in Abruzzo (La Vita Contadina in miniatura), I love the stern ladies, such expression, they’d make someone a great cook book cover.

Outside of viewings at local sagre, available by appointment only, tel 346 5178244.

Stirring Polenta

Making Pasta

Through the Bar Doors





Sam Dunham
Author: Sam Dunham

Sam is a very lucky midlife 'mamma' to A who is 12 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance SEO food and travel copywriter and EFL teacher. She is the founder of the Life In Abruzzo Cultural Association, co-founder of Let's Blog Abruzzo. she is the founder of the 'English in the Woods' initiative, teaching English outdoors in a forest style school.

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Zoë B
Zoë B
26 May 2013 08:41

These are wonderful! Especially the character in some of the faces. Grazie mille for posting this – have never seen these before.

26 May 2013 08:59
Reply to  Zoë B

They\’re absolutely superb, I can\’t imagine how long it took him to create them, this is just a fraction it was 3 tables big especially and making them all move too, ie the pasta ladies rolling backwards and forwards etc.

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