Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

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

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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!

Win the Fab Walking in Abruzzo Guidebook!

It exceeded our expectations & comments of well thumbed already abound … enter our Walking in Abruzzo guidebook competition to win a copy

Walking Abruzzo – New Strides in Your 60s

As frustrating as the day was, that 1st little hike was enough to wet our appetite for further exploration of Abruzzo on foot & arrange a hiking holiday

The Sleeping Giant Corno Piccolo & His Cerqueto Orchid Trail

Cerqueto reveals its unexpectedly abundant technicolour orchid trail, with sublime views of Abruzzo’s “Sleeping Giant” the Corno Piccolo

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

Take a Hike… in Abruzzo with a Guide Book in English

Abruzzo, with its amazingly varied terrain incorporating protected National Parks, mountains, valleys, beaches and forests, is an excellent region for exploring by foot at a rambler or hiking pace

The Gorgeous Gorge of Salinello & Castel Manfrino

It’s funny the facts you can find out walking in Abruzzo, in Salinello Gorge the stalks from the giant fennel were the whipping stick of choice for Romans

Roccamorice’s Bella Vista Clad Snow Walk

Roccamorice’s road to Eremo di Santo Spirito hermitage winds round the mountains & is often snowed over in winter, but it makes a stunning mountainside walk

Decontra – Worth Visiting for a Post Sunday Lunch Walk

Decontra has some of the of the most incredible Maiella mountain vistas from a Pescara mountain village, so if you like walking in Abruzzo, it’s time to visit

Frattoli’s Dizzy Gastro Walking

Stunning vistas, gastronomic delights and gently rambling walks is something that Frattoli does superbly well tucked up high opposite Abruzzo’s Prato Selva

Pietracamela to Intermesoli…and Back Again

The Abruzzo town of Pietracamela en route to ever-popular resort Prati di Tivo, is renowned for its summer hikes, particularly good is one down to

The Beauty of Rain

Something that it doesn’t do a lot of in the summer in Abruzzo is rain; at the moment up here in Teramo province it’s tinder dry and fires have broken out

Walking the Heart of Abruzzo –The Corno Grande

Walking the heart of Abruzzo has to involve the Corno Grande Mountain at some point; that effortlessly wears its craggy 2-million-year lifetime without vanity

The Silence of Ocre Castle, L’Aquila

Termocrìs is Old Greek for rugged, from which the ruined Abruzzo town & Castle of Ocre derives its name. A perfectly apt description…