[...] Italy has 2 types of people, according to me. One that works with his hands, and the other that works with his head.
On our way to Ascoli Piceno, in Le Marche, our first stop was at Zia Paolina and Zio Alfredo’s home. After many hugs and kisses, Paolina showed us around. What I saw left me speechless. They are self-sufficient, there is no need to leave the property.
High on the hill, behind their casa, are the gardens.
Everything on the property is for consumption, especially the furry and feathered.
We headed outside and around the corner to another small room. Here is where Paolina and Alfredo make, and store, il vino (the wine).
Also housed in the cellar are Paolina’s bottled tomatos and wheels of cheese.
Amazing ? I’d say. The Italians that work with their hands are the heart and soul of what makes the country of Italy so inviting, to me. [...]