Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

All about Abruzzo food & travel in a cherry-picked fashion


Hermitage of San Bartolomeo – On the Beatified Track to Sanity

Abruzzo’s most famous rock face hermitage, dedicated to San Bartolomeo in Legio and just outside the town of Roccamorice, is a wonder!

San Pietro della Ienca – In the Footsteps of John Paul II

With Pope John Paul II set to become officially “blessed” on the 1st of May it seemed an appropriate time to visit one of his most beloved Italian retreats

Original Gestures at Chiesa San Tommaso

A riot of sculpted medieval expression isn’t a too common artistic phrase but one fully operational at Pescara’s church of San Tommaso deep in the Majella

Wonder of Abruzzo – Bominaco’s Oratorio of San Pellegrino

The Oratorio of San Pellegrino in Bominaco next to the hillside pine-clad Romanesque church of Santa Maria Assunta is quite simply a beautiful wonder

Italy’s Living Museum of S Pietro d’Albe

S. Pietro d’Albe is one Abruzzo church that epitomises that blend of bewitching natural setting with antiquity which Italy, the living museum, is so famous for.

Time to get Zen in Teramo’s Cathedral

Teramo’s Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta & San Bernardo, it’s positively Zen-like compared to some of the fleshier marble clad church interiors & worth a visit

Romancing the Stone[work] – at Abbey San Giovanni in Venere

Abruzzo provides an abundance of magnificent scenery, but one of the best for sunsets has to be Fossacesia’s San Giovanni in Venere Abbey in Chieti

San Giustino Cathedral, Chieti

Located in the heart of the city of Chieti stands the Cathedral of San Giustino, one of the most important religious buildings of Abruzzo

Tossicia’s Greatest Church & Restaurant

Tossicia’s tiny antique church of S.Antonio Abate (St Anthony Abbot) may be small but it is like stumbling upon a chest of hidden treasure when you visit