If you are a fan of Italian traditional dress, one museum to dip into is Sulmona’s Museo Civico Santissima Annunziata.
It was built in 1320 as an orphanage and a hospital and the building is stunning and houses 4 main exhibitions, archaeology, medieval-modern, Roman and Abruzzo-Molise traditional costumes, and the transumanza.
Each room is designed to give an impression of the Valle Peligna through the ages. The traditional dress watercolours range from 1790 to 1861 and it includes a 19th century collection of women’s clothes and accessories from Scanno, Sulmona and Introdacqua.
If you cant get to the museum but would love to delve into a book that explores local Abruzzo traditional dress and costume we recommend ‘Peasant Art in Italy’, Charles Holme