Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

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

Travel Tips & Safety Info

4 O’Clock Shadow with Corno Grande Styling

Abruzzo’s highest mountain may be famous for the dark matter but at 4.00 pm every day in early May there is a huge particle rush that drives a gigantic daily storm

Pork Chops & Blackbirds: Abruzzo’s Winter Weather Tales

Just in case you didn’t have the good fortune to be born in Abruzzo & be raised by your grandmother, here’s some of the folklore surrounding the end of winter

Abruzzo from Afar

Perhaps more than any other region we have studied so far, Abruzzo for me is all about the images

Tip on Abruzzo ATMs

Be prepared to carry a surplus of cash whilst in Abruzzo there does seem to be an issue at the moment with the Link network which causes ATMs to go down

Blue on Blue

Blue on Blue means a carpet of speedwell in the olive groves competing with the sky as to who can chase the real blues away in Abruzzo till it’s officially Spring

Lights Out in Abruzzo…

perhaps not the whole region, but certainly in Bascianella! Snow finally alighted on Italy’s Rocky Heart this weekend, so hopefully Abruzzo’s ski-slopes will have been a-buzz with skiers

Abruzzo’s Winter Greens Shoot

A siren’s song has been serenading Abruzzo’s countryside this week via the warm and hazy sunshine, calling the crops to break out of their winter coat

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

The Rain in The Pinewood – La pioggia nel pineto

The Abruzzo poet Gabrielle D’Annunzio alongside his lover Hermione explore the spirit of a damp Abruzzo forest listening to the rain falling on the different trees and plants

A Child’s “What-to-do” in Abruzzo

“What can I do with my children in Abruzzo?” We consulted some of our Abruzzo-bound, child-clad friends for their recommendations

Inconvenience or Opportunity? A Slow & Green Abruzzo Break

The Eyjafjallajoekull volcano may have re-awakened our respect for the power of mother nature but are there viable alternatives to travelling to Abruzzo?

Abruzzo Style Christmas Wind

Well this Christmas Day in Abruzzo has to be our strangest yet, courtesy of a 130 km/h hot blasting scirocco, that left us feeling we were celebrating Easter

Winter Holidays in Abruzzo Italy – Top 10 Excuses to Visit

Although not a fan of Winter in general, here are my 10 reasons for taking a winter holiday in Italy’s rocky heart Abruzzo to help banish mid-winter blues!

Autumn in Abruzzo – Bounty, Beauty & Bereavement

A common question concerning holidays in Abruzzo is what’s it like to take a break in Abruzzo in Autumn, we recommend controversial poet Gabriele D’Annunzio

How to Travel to & Around Abruzzo by Plane, Train, Bus & Car

We generally recommend flying direct to Abruzzo International Airport based in Pescara, which is approximately 3 km outside the main city centre

Abruzzo Holidays – by its new Ambassador

Abruzzo still a place to holiday after the earthquake is a question on the lips of many people booking a holiday, here’s a review to put your mind at rest

Is it Safe to Travel to Abruzzo?

Following L’Aquila’s earthquake on 6th April 2009, 1 week after the area is still experiencing aftershocks, which have decreased from 20 a day down to 3

Abruzzo lets it Snow

The snow in Abruzzo has been falling thick & fast, needless to say the ski reports for the resorts in both Majella & Gran Sasso Mountains has been excellent

November Special Offer for lovers of Wine & Chestnuts

Considering a holiday to Abruzzo? The first 2 weeks of November should definitely be considered, especially if you are partial to wine, chestnuts & bonfires

An October Abruzzo Holiday Indulgence

Oh here are a couple of reasons to come for a quick holiday in Abruzzo. Fortunately October is still beach time in Abruzzo, albeit less ferociously hot!

Abruzzo Annual Weather Forecast

Abruzzo’s annual weather forecast & temperatures are affected by its 2 climates; ‘maritime’ along its Adriatic Coast & interior Apennine mountainous climate

Italian National Bank Holidays

These observed dates are National Bank Holidays when everything’s closed. Each Abruzzo town, city &c. in addition has a holiday/feast on their Saint Day

Primavera, the Best time to Visit Abruzzo

Late April to mid May is the best time to visit Abruzzo for a holiday or long weekend break; it is still untouched, wild, with nature at its most flirty

Why Holiday in Abruzzo?

Oh where to holiday in Italy?! Although each of the regions have beautiful landscapes and food to die for in common, this diversity can make deciding difficult