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ALVITO IS A QUAINT LITTLE VILLAGE SITUATED IN THE VALLE DI COMINO, IN THE ABRUZZO-LAZIO-MOLISE NATIONAL PARK.
Snuggled onto the mountain on 3 levels with Alvito at the lowest, Peschio part way further up (we didn't stop here) and Castello is the highest up the mountain. Locals are welcoming and they make the best little torrone marzipan chocolates you ever tasted - just get one of each flavour.
The first set of photos are all Alvito.
Photos below show the amazing scenery on the drive from Alvito up to the Madonna di Canneto Sanctuary (open Sundays only for visitors) and our first imprints in this years' snow....you really don't get a feel of the size of the mountains rising on either side of the sanctuary but they were very imposing!
Last call of the day was the very picturesque hamlet of Castello - which also has a castle. Pity it's now quite in ruins and the hamlet is distinctly lacking in inhabitants, so if you're looking to buy a winter hideout miles from anywhere with crystal clear fresh air and fantastic views, this place is worth considering. Fantastic sunset!