Arsoli castle and streets.
Since June 2 is a national holiday in Italy and the university was closed, I took the opportunity to visit some of the villages in the outlying areas of L'Aquila and see the destruction caused in the little villages and towns nearby and to experience a day in the Italian countryside. I visited several villages in the mountains between Rome and L'Aquila. These included Carsoli, Arsoli and several smaller villages. The view was beautiful and most of these villages had ancient castles on the top of the hill that was developed for protection. These are some of the photos taken.