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Wine Making in Abruzzo

Abruzzo has a long history of wine making.  Sheltered from the early wine making-traditions of the ancient Romans and Etruscans by its isolated location, it now produces some great and distinct wines. The most notable type of red wine you will see in the region is Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, which is made with the Montepulciano grape, and…
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Even More Posts About Italy

Here’s a list of more articles about Italy which you may find useful, just click on the link to go to the article: How To Be More Like a Local When You Are in Italy How To Plan a European Road Trip The Maremma or Abruzzese Sheepdog How To Use Italian Trains 20 Great Italian…
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La Locanda di Mezzo – A Little Bit of Middle Earth in Sulmona

If, like me, you love all things ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ – you might want to take a trip to the medieval town of Sulmona.  For besides being able to explore the narrow Abruzzen streets, and the 13th century aqueduct, and wander around the market that fills the Piazza…
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The wildlife of Abruzzo

Abruzzo is highly regarded as a true wildlife sanctuary and natural wonder. The region is home to a highly diversified ecosystem, which hosts over 75% of animal species currently living in Europe! Abruzzo also has a great coastline on the Adriatic Sea, and it also features the Appennini mountains, where you will be able to…
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Abruzzo: A Quick Guide Part 1

Abruzzo: A Quick Guide Part 1: Abruzzo is one of the twenty regions of Italy and is located centrally, approximately 70 miles to the east of Rome. Its eastern border is curtailed by the Adriatic Sea, and if Italy is ‘boot-shaped’, then Abruzzo is located near the back of the ’knee’. The historic city of…
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The Four Regions of Abruzzo

The Regions of Abruzzo Abruzzo is one of the most interesting and diverse parts of Italy. Its territory ranges from beautiful coastlines to charming plateaus and icy mountain tops, and the local culture is almost as diverse as the territory itself. There are four main regions of Abruzzo (or “provincie”, provinces): L’Aquila, Teramo, Pescara and…
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A Short History of Abruzzo

Although Abruzzo, a region located in the central / eastern segment of  Italy, it is culturally considered and associated with the Southern identity of the country, there is a lot more to it than that. So here’s a quick ‘potted’ history of Abruzzo. The Kingdom of Naples Abruzzo was previously a part of the Kingdom…
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An Introduction to Abruzzo

This article serves as an introduction to Abruzzo, detailing the main features of the region. Not too far away from the Italian capital city, Rome, the region of Abruzzo is one of Southern Italy’s main geographical regions. With a relatively modest population, Abruzzo is divided in four regional provinces and has a rich culture profoundly…
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A Trip Around the Sirente-Velino National Park

Sirente-Velino National Park Although the Sirente-Velino National Park is probably the smallest  in area of the National Parks of Abruzzo, it makes up in beauty for what it lacks in size.  Just south of the  L’Aquila and bordered by the A24/A25 on three sides, the park is easily accessible by car.  Our drive through this…
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Festivals in Abruzzo - Part 2

Festivals in Abruzzo – Part 2

Festival season really ‘kicks off’ in Abruzzo during the summer months.   So here are more festivals for  the latter half of the year.  Please notes any dates/venues given are as accurate as possible but it is always better to check with the local tourist office to avoid disappointment.   Festivals in Abruzzo JULY The…
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