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I am a dual US-Italian citizen and own a house in a small Italian village, Valle San Giovanni, which is a suburb of city of Teramo in the Abruzzo region. I have constructed an English-language website for this town ( Am willing to provide information related to subjects of visiting the city and the province of Teramo.

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I speak passable Italian, have lived in both Italy and the United States.


Ph.D. University of Mississippi psicologo

What do you like about this subject?

My roots in the province are deep as my nonni (grandparents) are from this area. I travel there often.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Help others to know and experience this wonderful area.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I have built several English-language websites dealing with small villages near Teramo. The main one is:

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Hitler was rescued by the German Otto Skorzeny in 1943 at the nearby Campo Imperatore on the Gran Sasso mountain.

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Bonnie02/25/15101010Excellent response time and great information. Thanks .....

Recent Answers from Stefano Ulissi

2015-09-07 food portions:

Short answer is "Not typically".   The reason for this is that Italian meals tend to consist of several courses: an antipasto (appetizer), a primo (pasta or soup) and a secondo (meat and side dish of vegetables)

2015-02-18 Travel from Teramo to Florence:

There is bus company called Baltour that makes this trip.   But the schedule on Saturday is not in your favor:

2014-06-04 italy:

I don't think I am going to be able to help you out on this one.   Although I own a vacation house in the village of Valle San Giovanni ( in Abruzzo, I am currently living in

2014-03-21 phones:

I am not a super expert in this area but will give you my ideas:  1) if you want the phone only to MAKE inexpensive calls to the USA then an Apple iphone (make sure it can handle wifi) will do the trick

2013-01-26 Matone family:

Good luck on your search.  Sounds like you are headed in the right direction.   Will likely be in Italy April and first part of May.  Me me know if I can be of assistance.    s    PS  In addition to the


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