Nestled between the Adriatic and the Apennines coast lies the green region of Europe is Abruzzo. The area has a history of sheep farming and shepherding dating back three thousand years. It has a varied landscape that ranges from mountains to coastlines and protected national parks.
Abruzzo is a charming and sparsely populated region way off the beaten track in central Italy. It offers authentic tours of Italy that bring dream holidays to reality. The region boasts of majestic lakes, the Adriatic coastline, uncontaminated parks, breathtaking mountain ranges, enchanting medieval towns and charming sceneries.
Still not sure how to keep yourself entertained in Abruzzo? Here are our top four places to visit;
- Fishing On The Trabocchi Coast.
If lying soaking up the sun on the beach is not for you, you might be interested in exploring the Adriatic coastline. The Trabocchi Coast, a 70 kilometre stretch from Ortona to San Salvo in the province of Chieti, is beautifully caressed by the blue sea.
It’s exquisitely preserved fishing net structures dating back centuries to the medieval times and are called trabocchi. They are wooden platforms extend into the sea, allowing fisherman to fish in deep waters where there are abundant varieties of fish.
- The Capital of Confetti, Sulmona.
At the foot of the Majella, surrounded by mountains lies the charming town of Sulmona. It is a lively town in Abruzzo, where ancient history and a strong tradition of colourful sweets live together.
The old parish of Santa Chiara is renowned for being the capital of sugar-coated almonds, also known as confetti in Italian. Colourful confetti bouquets adorn the streets which you can buy them in every possible flavour including Nutella, tiramisu, ricotta and pear and berry flavour.
- The Magical Village And Lake Of Scanno.
Scanno is a magical hill town with a very scenic location and regarded one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. It is located within the boundaries of the Abruzzo National Park, and surrounded by a forest and caressed by the lake that takes its name. The historic centre is a twist of alleys and ancient houses that will keep an avid traveller intrigued.
- The Kingdom of Italian Pasta, Fara San Martino.
You cannot go all the way to Italy and not have some of its world-famous pasta. Abruzzo is synonymous for pasta-making, and the picturesque village of Fara San Martino is famed for its distinctive quality and flavour of pasta. The three world-famous pasta’s, De Cecco, Delverde and Cocco, all come from this village and are positioned to take in the best clear waters from the mighty Maiella Moutains. Locals will not tell you their secret recipe, but they will teach you the best techniques to make your own.
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