Destination: The Abruzzo Region

Exploring the beauty of Italy -- away from the crowds and bustle.

This article, written by ELIZABETH CHORNEY-BOOTH, appears on The Globe And Mail.

The Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere is perched on a bluff above the Adriatic Sea, overlooking a patch of grapevines, olive trees, and a long sandy stretch of beach. In the Italian province of Chieti, the Abbey was completed in the 13th century and built over an old Roman temple – columns from which still remain deep in the Abbey’s crypt, alongside frescoes from a (slightly) more recent period in history.

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