Written by Chiara Cascella
One of Italy best hidden gems.
Here we give you few reasons why you should consider visiting.
If you can’t choose between the mountain and the sea, and maybe you wanna jump from one to the other even in the same day, Abruzzo is definitely your place.
You will stay away from mass tourism.
You are so ready to fall for the traditional and authentic local food.
From the cristal clear waters of the coast, through the vineyards and olive groves of the hills up until the wild and green mountains, you will be pleasantly surprised by this undiscovered region.
7 THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS
Campo Imperatore – known as “Little Tibet”, truly the scenery will take your breath away.
Biking all along the Trabocchi Coast
Punta Aderci Natural Reserve
Scanno Lake – the heart shaped lake
Trekking around Parco Nazionale D’Abruzzo
Kayak in the turquoise waters of Tirino river
7 FOOD EXPERIENCES YOU CAN’T MISS
GLI OSTINATI RESTAURANT, TRABOCCO MUCCHIOLA – for a romantic dinner on a traditional trabocco
LA BILANCIA – Home made traditional food in the country side
PASTICCERIA LULLO – for the best traditional sweet treat “Sise delle Monache” in Guardiagrele
RISTORO MUCCIANTE – For grilled meat sorrounded by the Gran Sasso mountains
IL SALICE – for river gambas fished from Tirino river
MARGHERITA, Elice – for the traditional home made ‘Pasta alla mugnaia’
TRATTORIA NONNO LIBORIO in Villa Celiera, the village known for the best arrosticini
PLACES TO STAY
Sexantio Albergo Diffuso – in the village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Castello di Semivicoli – modern rooms in a traditional castle sourrended by vineyards, owned by one of the most important Abruzzo wine makers, Masciarelli Family. A wine tasting while is highly recommended.
The Yurt – Galmping in the middle of olive groves in Catignano