A restaurant had been booked at a popular fish restaurant on the east coast for Sunday lunch. We drove from Tivoli towards Pescara on the Adriatic coast. The drive took more than two hours each way, the scenery was spectacular as we climbed up to the mountains. We travelled through a series of tunnels, one of them was 12 km long. There were eight of us in two cars – Jacqui and Sergio, Sergio’s brother, Bruno and Teresa and their neighbours, Guilio and Irma. We stopped off to at Teramo in the mountains to visit the shrine of St Gabriele.