Shepherds are expert weather watchers, but even they can be caught out in Abruzzo’s high pastures, here’s the story of one, Pupi Nunzio di Roio and a sculpture dedicated to him and the other risk bearing shepherds of Abruzzo
Join us to uncover more of Abruzzo’s stunning landscapes with the help of author Stuart Haines’ who will artfully guide us on a free pop-up Abruzzo walk taken from his new book, ‘Walking in Abruzzo’.
The landscape photographer Michael Kenna tells us about the region he discovered whilst photographing his book ‘Abruzzo’
The marbled pattern of snowpacks from the 2150 masl at the Campo Imperatore Observatory on May’s Middle Sunday that sits just behind the Corno Grande peak
Villa Valsi, beautiful self-catering holiday apartments set in a converted L’Aquila villa on the road that winds around the medieval hilltop town of Santo Stefano di Sessanio
The beginning of May behoves tiptoeing thanks to the carpet of crocus flowing across what appears to be a high valley garden up at Vado di Corno
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
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.
Skiing in Italy never used to quite have the kudos of some of its European neighbours such as Switzerland, but in the last decade its reputation has grown
A must for visitors to Abruzzo is Campo Imperatore in the Gran Sasso National Park, partly famous as Abruzzo’s largest & highest Alpine meadow