Gianni Dezio – Un tipo Tosto (A Tough Guy)

Gianni Dezio – Un tipo Tosto (A Tough Guy)

In attempting to tell the story of Gianni Dezio, chef of the restaurant, Tosto, in Atri (TE), you must be ready to pack up and embark on a crazy journey across the Atlantic Ocean, a delicate balancing act of back-and-forth between Venezuela and Abruzzo. You were born? Here. Preschool? There. Elementary? Here. High School? There. …

Domenico Francone – The Architect of Wheat

Domenico Francone – The Architect of Wheat

It’s an architect? It’s a farmer? No! It’s Domenico Francone! Forgive me if I am stealing the script from The Adventures of Superman, but it’s hard not to when you see the extraordinary resemblance he vivifies of the fictional hero, a strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far …

Adriano De Ascentiis – The Badlands of Atri

Adriano De Ascentiis – The Badlands of Atri

Upon entering the office of the Regional Natural Reserve WWF Oasis “The Badlands of Atri”, you may happen to stumble upon a blue bucket placed by the side of the desk. Pay attention to newts! Newts? Yes, a friend of mine has cleaned the pool, he found the newts and then gave them to me. …