Continuing north after leaving Pescara, we motored in to the old village of Trevi, a small town in the Umbria region. Full of character on a hillside surrounded by olive trees and overlooking the valley below, Trevi is known for producing world-class olive oil. Of course we had to try some, and it was delicious. Speaking of delicious, we just happened to arrive in town on the same weekend of the Trevi Beer Festival. Craft brewers from different areas throughout Italy were showcasing their creations and we were eager to taste. If there’s one thing we love as much as travel and food, it’s good craft beer. It was a small venue to say the least, but there were a couple of really good beers and some interesting people watching. The only downfall was that they played really bad music until one o’clock in the morning that we could hear from our cozy little apartment.
Our apartment was located on a walking street lined with bricks and stones that weaved into other streets and small alleys where residents lived in other ancient buildings. The apartment was actually the reason that we went to Trevi. It was a reasonably priced place with a kitchen in a medieval town that sounded promising. Air B & B came through again and we booked with a local woman who rents her place out to tourists. It was one of the best-stocked kitchens we had in a long time and we were thankful to be able to do our own thing and relax in comfort. There were a few churches and other historic buildings around as well as a center Piazza (plaza) that housed a few restaurants and cafes. It was a really interesting place to hang out for a couple of days, but anymore would be too much.
Walking through the labyrinth of cobblestone streets, trying the local olive oil and tasting some of the Italian craft beers was great. Now we have two medieval towns checked off of the list, as we make our way north towards Venice.