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Hi Roy.
We would love to drop by, meet you and bring you a small Canadian flag. Do you have any time this week? If so, where are you located in Pretoro?

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Hi there. We have arrived in Bocca Di Valle and would love to meet up if you are around this week. Let us know. I look forward to it!
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Hi Roy.
We would love to drop by, meet you and bring you a small Canadian flag. Do you have any time this week? If so, where are you located in Pretoro?

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hi it was lovely meeting you bothy the other day and i think your blog and pitchers of abruzzo are fantastic and show your love for the region look forward to meeting you again and thanks for the flag

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hi it was lovely meeting you bothy the other day and i think your blog and pitchers of abruzzo are fantastic and show your love for the region look forward to meeting you again and thanks for the flag
Thanks Roy!! We look forward to seeing you at the Festa Di San Lotenzo. We hope to go on the 9th. We are in Corfu now and will spend time in Athens before returning to our haven in Abruzzo.

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Thanks Roy!! We look forward to seeing you at the Festa Di San Lotenzo. We hope to go on the 9th. We are in Corfu now and will spend time in Athens before returning to our haven in Abruzzo.

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While retirement is nearly 5 years out, we feel it is never to early to start planning, researching and learning Italian.

We are currently pretty firm that we want to retire to Italy, and are giving serious consideration to the Abruzzo area. We are planning a trip to both visit close friends in Milan and spend about four days down in Abruzzo to get impressions on what we might favor. Larger town or smaller village.

Just how essential would a renting a car be? Say we spent a day in Pescano, a day in Teramo, perhaps another day in Penne. We would be there to just sample the town, not tour the countryside. Is train and bus sufficient? Perhaps supplement with taxi?

As I will be getting to Pescara via train from Milan, it seems it might be a hassle to haul myself out to the airport to rent a car and return it to same.

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While retirement is nearly 5 years out, we feel it is never to early to start planning, researching and learning Italian.

We are currently pretty firm that we want to retire to Italy, and are giving serious consideration to the Abruzzo area. We are planning a trip to both visit close friends in Milan and spend about four days down in Abruzzo to get impressions on what we might favor. Larger town or smaller village.

Just how essential would a renting a car be? Say we spent a day in Pescano, a day in Teramo, perhaps another day in Penne. We would be there to just sample the town, not tour the countryside. Is train and bus sufficient? Perhaps supplement with taxi?

As I will be getting to Pescara via train from Milan, it seems it might be a hassle to haul myself out to the airport to rent a car and return it to same.
you need to rent a car public transport is useless only realy does shcool runs

taxis are few and far between and damb exspencive verry if you need a car i know some one who will rent you one and does drop ofs were you want and auto shift if you want let me know if you want his contact details

getting back to logistics in abruzzo you can travel for twenty miles and only get forward ten in some areas in abruzzo you have to go round the hills

we learnt this verry quikly when we got here ten years ago what looks like a half an hour on the map can take an hour especaly in the north of abruzzo or the south . the roads are more derect in the center where we live if you need any more help feel free to ask

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As I will be getting to Pescara via train from Milan, it seems it might be a hassle to haul myself out to the airport to rent a car and return it to same.
Are you sure you want to do that?

The straight forward route is likely via Bolonga and down the coast. I think not much less then six hours.

The other choice is to take the fast train to Rome and then the regional across to Pescara. This might be quicker if the schedules match up.

The first route can be very cheap if you book in advance but otherwise I'd really check the flights. I've no idea what the current situation is at Pescara but likely somebody is running a flight to Milan. Ryanair wouldn't be much more expensive then the train.

If you're just visiting the large coastal cities you can do this by bus. Check the schedules. It won't be fun but then it's the bus. The problem will be the schedules. You'll need to fit around them

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Are you sure you want to do that?

The straight forward route is likely via Bolonga and down the coast. I think not much less then six hours.

The other choice is to take the fast train to Rome and then the regional across to Pescara. This might be quicker if the schedules match up.

The first route can be very cheap if you book in advance but otherwise I'd really check the flights. I've no idea what the current situation is at Pescara but likely somebody is running a flight to Milan. Ryanair wouldn't be much more expensive then the train.

If you're just visiting the large coastal cities you can do this by bus. Check the schedules. It won't be fun but then it's the bus. The problem will be the schedules. You'll need to fit around them
Four and a half hours per the schedules on the web. Milan to Bologna, half hour transfer then 3 to Pescara. Ryan air does run to Pescara so I will have to take a look at that. Might work out better as we could grab a car there as well. Plus we will be ultimately flying out of Milan on our return.

Thanks for the advice everyone, its very useful.

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