Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

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

Towns & Villages

Calascio – The Town with a Fable and La Rocca

“Chi si fa pecorella, i lupi la mangiano”. Make yourself a sheep and the wolves will eat you.     People have been sheltering and  living ‘at the top’ in

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Fontecchio –Abruzzo’s Living Breathing Medieval Gem

Fontecchio has a scrummy host of adjectives that can be associated with it which is why it’s high in my Top 5 of un-missable medieval Abruzzo towns to visit

Abruzzo Motorway Mouse Talk

It’s not often that you can rave about a motorway with a view, but Abruzzo’s autostrada A24 that leads from Teramo to Rome is a special road with enchanting views

Civita D’Antino’s Scandinavian Art Connection

Picturesque Civita D’Antino – commanding views of the Simbruini & Ernici mountains, cool temperatures, great wine & once home to a Scandinavian painting school

Tagliacozzo – It’s a Long Way to The Top

In Tagliacozzo you will see enough to fire your imagination, and if you have the time you can commence on a walk that will take you backwards through history

Ortona the Bought & Fought Blue Curve on a Golden Hill

Ortona has a historical reputation of being fought for and bought; its recent oil fight was one of the reasons we visited this small Abruzzo port town in Chieti

Skirting Scanno ~ a Henri Cartier Bresson Moment

Immortalised by such renowned photographers as Henri Cartier Bresson & Mario Giacomelli, Scanno is Abruzzo’s cultural hot-spot

Pietracamela – Medieval Gateway to the Gran Sasso Mountains

En route to ski resort Prati di Tivo is another of the wonderful hill-side medieval towns that Abruzzo does so well – Pietracamela

Aragno – an Abruzzo hotchpotch medieval village

Our June Abruzzo roadtrip from Bascianella to Aragno was one of those experiences when the journey is better than the destination

Santo Stefano di Sessanio

An experience not to be missed by anyone visiting Abruzzo has to be the amazing village Santo Stefano di Sessanio on the edge of the Campo Imperatore plain