Italy officially uncorks its Vino Novello (‘New Wine’ – think Beaujolais but Italian style) on the 11th of November, which is coincidentally the ‘festa di St. Martino’
If you are visiting Abruzzo in October, you may pick up the words sagre delle castagne or castagnata – which refers to a dedicated chestnut festival which is one of the many harvests and reasons to make a beeline to Abruzzo in the Autumn.
With Autumn’s arrival, it’s time to turn on the oven and get back into making bread like focaccia that doesn’t make too much of a dent on an electric bill. This much-loved gluten-free focaccia recipe by Lindsay Heller is perfect for decorating as her latest Autumn bake shows off!
Each first Sunday of the month, Abruzzo and Italian state museums and archaeological sites open their doors for free as part of Domenica al Museo. This is a fabulous national wide initiative that allows you to explore and discover the history and treasures of Abruzzo.
Our handy trail of the best places in Abruzzo to grab a slice of pizza (pizza al taglio), which is sold by weight and is Italy’s national ‘fast food’ or to sit back and enjoy a ‘rotondo’ and enjoy the whole plate to yourself!
If you are in Abruzzo in November, and like your autumn nights peppered with gathering outdoors to watch colossal towering pyres lit that evoke rites traditions from the distant past that celebrate new beginnings with song, Vino Novello, Scanno’s ‘Le Glorie di San Martino’ is unmissable!
Loreto Aprutino is hosting a series of intimate Autumnal Aperitivo Saturday soirees that chase colour and long shadows through this much cherished medieval town, culminating in a delicious aperitivo in the company of an acclaimed local wine producer
Join Routes and More and Life In Abruzzo for a 1st Sunday experience in Abruzzo, on Sunday 7th November for a traditional olive harvest, eating in the groves and whisking our olives to the mill to taste and take home our green gold
From how pumpkins were used symbolically in days gone by in Abruzzo to the most delicious autumn recipe for a rich Pumpkin and Smoked Scamorza Cheese Tart!
Abruzzo’s traditional New Year was known as ‘Capetiempe’ & loosely spanned the nights of 31st October through to the 11th November. Through a local folk tale, Favole e Leggende d’Abruzzo explores this time of death and rebirth, practiced in many areas of Abruzzo till just after the 2nd World War