Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

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

Beaches & Skiing

Do As the Romans Do: Take a Family Ski Holiday in Abruzzo

Ignore the Alps & head south to Aremogna, the preferred ski-destination for Romans & Neapolitans, where a budget family ski holiday doesn’t mean slumming it

Free Kids Ski-Pass for Roccaraso’s Uncrowded Slopes

Kids ski-free? Time to try Roccaraso’s ski slopes famously uncrowded even at weekends when they get a little bit more traffic with Romans & Neapolitans

Where to Beach it – Blue Flag Beaches Abruzzo 2011

The Blue Flag Programme published its list of 14 Abruzzo beaches that received its 2011 recommended Blue Flag Status, here’s a map where they all are

Snowboarding at Passo Lanciano

Snowboarders galore at Passo Lanciano – inspirational traversing whilst looking out onto the Chieti coastline maybe a reason to snowboard in Abruzzo

Abruzzo’s 2012 Ski Reports via Webcam or SMS

Ski-ing in Abruzzo 2011? Receive a free snow report via sms & check the web cams for Abruzzo’s Top 5 ski-resorts

Catching an Abruzzo Sunset on Mottagrossa Beach

There’s nothing better than finding a great Abruzzo beach with some space to watch the sun go down

Punta della Penna Beach – Vasto’s Bio-Diverse Crown

Punta della Penna beach is Abruzzo’s & Vasto’s best kept secret which is framed by rolling vineyards and the panoramic coastal nature reserve of Punta Aderci

Abruzzo Blue Flag Beaches – 2010 Update!

Abruzzo’s beaches continue to shine as it upholds its Blue Flag standard! It has been awarded 22 EU Blue Flags

Fossacesia – Worth Exploring Before Summer

Abruzzo’s coastal resorts are worth exploring in springtime; they’re less crowded and the weather is perfect for walking We asked Fossacesia resident, Pia De Simone to describe what to expect from the home of our favourite abbey at sunset San Giovanni in Venere.

Prato Selva – Perfect not just for Skiing but Biking too

The Abruzzo ski-resort of Prato Selva in the Province of Teramo, sits in the Gran Sasso Mountains just under Monte Corvo which rises up behind at 2523 masl

Skiing in Abruzzo

Skiing in Italy never used to quite have the kudos of some of its European neighbours such as Switzerland, but in the last decade its reputation has grown

Hot Holy Spa Waters of Acquasanta Terme

The sulphurous town of Acquasanta Terme should not really be in our online Abruzzo guide, as it’s in the neighbouring region of Le Marche but it’s only a hop

Trabocchi ~ Abruzzo Fishing for the Seasick

Trabocchi, sustainable fishing machines that resemble giant beached prawns sitting on the rocks with giant tendrils casting wide nets deep out via the shoreline

Roseto degli Abruzzi – a Low-rise Chilled Abruzzo Beach

Ain’t no doubt about it, Teramo province’s sandy beaches especially Roseto degli Abruzzi put the Abruzzo tourist traps of further south to shame

Pineto – a Beach to Walk Outside of Summer

Pineto is a small, soft sandy seaside town set on Teramo’s coastline. Part of Abruzzo’s ‘Sette Sorelle’ (7 Sisters), with its acclaimed Blue Flag status

Prati di Tivo – skiing in Abruzzo Italy

Prati di Tivo is our closest ski resort, open between December and April it is just a 40-minute drive away from our house in Abruzzo

Abruzzo Blue Flag Beaches

Abruzzo is very lucky to have a number of excellent Blue Flag beaches on the Adriatic; golden sands, turquoise seas & blue skies that are largely unspoilt

The Perfect Bank Holiday Beach

Want an uncrowded beach for the English August Bank Holiday but dread British coastal drabness. Come to Abruzzo!