Loreto Aprutino Summer Soirees

Loreto Aprutino is hosting rather unusual August soirees this summer with a great final setting for an aperitivo to watch the sun go down and town light up.

Each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this stunning small town in Pescara offers evenings of art, food, wine, and aromatic walks through time in its picturesque urban landscape, no wonder it was host to the photographer Michael Kenna when he photographed Abruzzo.

Set off on its cobblestones and explore what is regarded the apex of Abruzzo’s Golden Triangle town, acclaimed for its fines wines and its dop olive oil and superb examples of Norman, Renaissance, and Modern Gothic architecture.
You will have the chance to meander through Abruzzese history, art, and culture as you dip into the Olive Oil Museo dell’Olio, read our review, and the Acerbo ancient Castelli Majolica Museum.  The Renaissance palace is divided into 6 galleries that host Baron Giacomo Acerbo’s collection of 570 pieces of Castelli majolica dating back from the 16th to 19th centuries.
Afterward, enjoy a guided aromatic walk through the lush Botanical Gardens and then onto an aperitivo, sampling a glass of handpicked local wine accompanied by a local savoury treat, all handpicked by the sommelier.  A children’s menu is available for families!”

Program Starts at 18.00

  • 6 pm, Collect tickets from the Reception at the Acerbo Museum
  • Visit The Acerbo Museum
  • Visit the Oil Museum
  • Walk to the Parco dei Ligustri
  • A guided tour of the botanical gardens
  • At about 8 pm enjoy your aperitivo among the olive trees until about 9 pm

Aperitivo Menu for Adults with Tastings of Local Products

  • Casciatello, also known as Fiadoni
  • Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Rustic Ricotta and Prosciutto Tart
  • Focaccia with Onion Frittata
  • Tempera style battered Zucchini


Children’s Menu:

    • Rustic Tart
    • Mini Hamburger
    • Focaccia with Mortadella and Cheese
    • Potato Croquettes
    • Casciatello also known as Fiadoni

A Tasting of One of These Wines:

  • White wine (Trebbiano winery Torre Raone)
  • Cerasuolo (Montepulciano Ciavolich and Talamonti cellars)
  • Red wine (Montepulciano winery Torre dei Beati)
  • Sparkling white wine (De Melis)
  • Water and soft drinks for the little ones
  • Extra glasses of wine can be purchased for £2 per glass

Cost, Including Guided Tours and Drinks  € 24  per person

Children’s Discounts


Between 9 and 14 years: € 18

Between 4 and 8 years: € 6

Free admission for children under the age of 4

Info and Booking

Reservations are required the day before the visit;  masks will be required in all indoor spaces and the Green Pass is mandatory for visiting the museums.

info@museiciviciloretoaprutino.it, 085 8291589 from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 1 pm and 5 pm – 7:30 pm

Address of ticket office Via G. Acerbo, 1, 65014 Loreto Aprutino


Comfortable clothing, with long trousers and walking shoes for the olive groves and hay bale seating.

The event will take place in full compliance with the anti-COVID19 legislation.

(The olive oil photographs are by the Abruzzese artist Basilio Cascella.  Look out for the annual photography and art competition Premio Casella that has been hosted by Ortona since 1955 or if you are a fan of vintage postcards, have a look at his on Ebay.)



This was an absolutely brilliant evening. Knowledgeable guides who spoke English for us useless immigrants. Lovely food, good wine, and tremendous views. You definitely need sensible shoes as the streets of Loretto Aprutino are precipitous in places.



Sam Dunham
Author: Sam Dunham

Sam is a very lucky midlife 'mamma' to A who is 12 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance SEO food and travel copywriter and EFL teacher. She is the founder of the Life In Abruzzo Cultural Association, co-founder of Let's Blog Abruzzo. she is the founder of the 'English in the Woods' initiative, teaching English outdoors in a forest style school.

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Peter Fulop
Peter Fulop
19 October 2022 15:10

Incredible programs !

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