We invited the author behind ‘Abruzzo in Festa’, Omerita Ranalli to answer some questions on the history of community celebrations in Abruzzo posted by our readers on social media
Books & Film
An inspiring list of the top 15 books about Abruzzo compiled with the help of 3 Abruzzophile book-loving friends; these titles encompass art, food & drink, travel, history, fiction
The landscape photographer Michael Kenna tells us about the region he discovered whilst photographing his book ‘Abruzzo’
Un Viaggio nel tempo Abruzzo, an engaging photographic companion to Estella Canziani’s elusive 1st edition Through the Apennines and the lands of the Abruzzi
Finding Valentino, four seasons in my father’s Italy by Angela Di Sciascio is the perfect read for those planning to take a trip & rediscover their Abruzzo roots
Mezza Italiana is an autobiography & travel book deliciously intertwined which crosses Australia and Italy’s Abruzzo namely to Fossa in L’Aquila
Stuart Haines’ fabulous second edition pocket-sized ‘Walking in Abruzzo’ guidebook that includes walks in the Maiella, and Gran Sasso national parks and the Sirente-Velino regional park leads the way in making Abruzzo accessible and enjoyable for even the novice walker
Guidebooks to Abruzzo are notorious in their absence, especially in English, Abruzzo instead making at best a slim appearance in general guides to Italy
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
Anton Corbijn’s 2010 film The American, set in Abruzzo and starring George Clooney, was slow to get released in the UK for some reason, so apologies if this review seems somewhat dated now.
“Location location location”, the phrase that so many George Clooney & The American buffs have been drooling with increasing volume & vigour this week
Fancy a chance to watch two legendary hunks of rugged gorgeousness, George Clooney & Abruzzo, in action together three times??
A review & photographic journey of Anne MacDonell’s 1907 book ‘In the Abruzzi’ to see what has changed in 100 years.
Oh what treasures both Food & Memories of Abruzzo and Anna Teresa Callen are! Whenever feeling cold & grey we grab this book to rekindle Abruzzo tastes