Then we headed back to the sea for Pranzo. The restaurant we wanted to go to had closed and so we researched other Restaurants. This was a simple little place, but the food and service was outstanding. It started with a four-way seafood starter which included crab meet with pickled red onions, two different combinations with Calamari and a tuna with red peppers concoction. Then we had whole shrimp, then Mussels with tomato, fried Calamari and we wondered when the Primi would come. The starters continued with snails in tomato sauce. Then the pasta came with shrimp and baby clams and mussels, accompanied by a torta with cheese, gnocchi with shrimp and grilled calamari. Then came the fish, sea bass and others grilled and then we were done with coffee and desserts.
Next, we all slept in the car while we headed toward Manoppello. We gained the assistance of Sister Petra-Maria Steiner on the recommendation of Paul Badde and she was able to open for us the wonder of the Veil of Manopello.
Then we headed home exhausted and many just went to bed early.