Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

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


3 Easy Ways to Bear Spot in Abruzzo

Bear spotting provides one of the most entrancing ways to explore Italy’s landscape, here are 3 easy ways to see them amble in Abruzzo

Swallowtails Amazing

Daily sightings of glorious swallowtail butterflies may mean their caterpillars beat our neighbours exemplary debugging of their ortos in the heatwave

Turn to the Sun

Can you love an Italian flower name for its meaning more than its English counterpart? Sunflower in Italian becomes ‘Girasole’ its meaning twist or turn

SOB – Abruzzo’s Stark Bear Necessity

The Marsican bears endemic to Italy’s Abruzzo region are in dire need of champions to persuade their human neighbours on the value of altruistic bare necessity living

Abruzzo’s Locust with Blossom Road Trip

It’s a short display, some 14 days, but the long & slender Locust Trees lining roads under Abruzzo’s Corno Grande create the ultimate blossom-lined road trip

Blowing your Bramble Trumpet

Our Abruzzo Bramble Jewels photograph has been picked by The Guardian as one of the Best Environment Reader Photographs for 2010!

If you go Down to the Woods Today – Hunting in Abruzzo

Hunting in Abruzzo Italy is one polemic subject with as many vocal “fors” & “againsts” as any other country in the world

Little Miss Muffet & the Great Big Abruzzo Wasp Spider

Furry things with four legs like wolves and bears get a lot more coverage in Abruzzo than this recent I Spy with my little eye a Wasp Spider

Abruzzo Flower Power – Naked Man & Lady Orchids Uncovered

Abruzzo’s flower power is extraordinary; throughout May uncover Naked Man (Orchis Italica) go gaga over the ampled thigh Lady Orchids

Italy’s May Poppy Riot in Abruzzo

It’s rare when the most common is everyone’s favourite, but this is the case with poppies in Abruzzo, Italy even when facing stiff competition from orchids

An April Abruzzo Bee Buzz

It felt like Abruzzo’s bees were out in force the first week of April. Other countries report that they expect the bee population to soon potentially be extinct

Parklife in Abruzzo

Creepy Crawlies, Boar, Bears & Wolves in Abruzzo: Although no mosquitoes up in the mountains there’s little things to watch out for whilst on holiday in Abruzzo