December 8th is ‘Immacolata Concezione’ (Immaculate Conception Day), when Italy traditionally turns on its Christmas lights, but in Abruzzo, there is another tradition and rite in many beach and mountain towns, the lighting of giant bonfires accompanied by song and cheer that begin on the 7th December!
Join us to celebrate the feasting season and an early Christmas in Abruzzo on Monday 12th December! The holiday season is a time of cheer, and we are looking forward to coming together and sharing fantastic food and Famiglia Febo wine at Spoltore’s Osteria La Corte.
Christmas markets in Abruzzo (Mercatini di Natale) are beautiful, short and sweet experiences that celebrate the Immaculate Conception which is a national holiday in Italy. Here’s our guide to to let you know which one is hosted in a castle, who has a beer festival, where can you buy chocolate & white truffles and more
Join us to celebrate the feasting season and an early Christmas in Abruzzo on Monday 12th December! The holiday season is a time of cheer, and we are looking forward to coming together and sharing fantastic food and Famiglia Febo wine at Spoltore’s Osteria La Corte
Many people will be adding the figurine of a shepherd zampognaro (bagpiper) to their Nativity scenes this Christmas with little knowledge of their importance throughout the centuries of the shepherd bagpipers of Abruzzo
For those that miss eating seafood antipasti on Abruzzo’s Adriatic coast particularly on the Trabocchi coastline, we give you Pia’s recipe for Cozze Balls (Mussel Balls), Fossacesia’s easy-to-make alternative to stuffed mussels!
You may have a beautifully wrapped & decorated panettone, but how do you know if you’re eating the real thing and not a poor imitation!
Discover why bells still hold a unique position in Abruzzo with festivals and a pilgrimage associated with them and the chance to win a handcrafted personalised ceramic bell from the Ceramiche Fulvi studio
Here are 24 surprises to do, taste, experience and expect from a holiday to Abruzzo. They were originally created for the 2018 #AbruzzoAdventCalendar on the Facebook Page, we’ll create another for 2019!
Christmas in Abruzzo isn’t just a time of baking biscuits and cookies, they’re are also some spectacular feel good delicious deep fried goodies that are guaranteed to see off icy bora and mistral blasts