Alessio Ludovici talks to Federico Striglioni, Zoologist of the Gran Sasso & Monti della Laga National Park about life in the park in spring: which visitors cross which seas to arrive there, which tree acts as the animals’ natural supermarket and what makes the park so unique!
Easter Events and Celebrations in Abruzzo
Exploring the best Easter events in Abruzzo and recipes for the traditional foods eaten over the Easter weekend.
Look out for Good Friday’s fascinating processions, from humble village ones to evening spectacular Easter Processions like Chieti and Penne and the rites associated with the Running Madonna on Easter Sunday in Sulmona.
We dip into the most delicious recipes and foods that burst with dairy and meat after a traditional Lenten fast!
Penne’s Venerdi Santo (Good Friday) procession is one of the riches of the Easter traditions in Abruzzo and dates back to 1570, the second oldest Good Friday procession in Abruzzo.
IL Monte Farmhouse Home Restaurant’s Easter Sunday Menu will feature seasonal Polish delicacies such as żurek, a velvety soup full of intense herbs and vegetables, served with egg and sausage, stuffed fried eggs, homemade cold meats, eggs galore and more!
Pizza in Abruzzo can get a little confusing at Easter time, suddenly there is the arrival of ‘La Pizza Pasqua’ that has nothing to do with being flat, tomato paste or ‘take out’
Sunday Live in Abruzzo: Easter Rites & Traditions
Join LifeInAbruzzo for a Facebook live chat or via Zoom with special guest Abruzzese photojournalist, Giancarlo Malandra for a fascinating journey through Abruzzo to uncover the diverse rites and traditions that are celebrated over the Easter period in the 4 provinces
Easter in Abruzzo in a simple snapshot: exploring its ceremonies and processions over the revered holy weekend and recipes eaten locally to welcome spring and take on the first picnic of the year
Sulmona’s Easter re-enactment of ‘La Madonna che Scappa’ (Running Madonna) is a great reason to swing by this medieval city, famous as the birthplace of Ovid, sugared-almond Confetti and red garlic) on Easter Sunday morning
I felt compelled to visit Chieti’s La processione del Venerdì Santo, Italy’s oldest Easter Good Friday procession after a friend said how it’d make the hairs on my neck stand up
How I love Fiadone, I still have no idea whether to define them as a cheese pie, dumpling or what others strangely call an Easter flan even though it has a lid
One of Abruzzo’s tastiest springtime traditions, agnello cacio e ovo (lamb in lemon, egg & cheese sauce) arrives with the Easter celebrations