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...All About Abruzzo!

Festivals in Abruzzo – Part 1

Hi,  here is quick rundown of some of the festivals in Abruzzo.   I’ll do more festivals for June onwards in later posts.  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 JANUARY Feast of St…
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Abruzzo: A Quick Guide

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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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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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 A Concise History of the Italian Region of Abruzzo How To Plan a European Road Trip The Maremma or Abruzzese…
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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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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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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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Something for the family – Aqualand

Just outside of the town Vasto (near to the border with Molise), stands Aqualand.  Aqualand is the ideal place if you have kids with excess energy to burn off.  This enormous aqua park features hundreds of metres of scream-generating slides, along with the obligatory lazy river for those of a more sedate nature.  It also…
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