Making your own olive oil soap and beauty products is flourishing in Abruzzo, there are some wonderful workshops to take part in if you visit and if you can’t here are 3 traditional natural recipes to try at home
A Saffron Weekender – Spice Harvesting in Abruzzo
Autumn in Abruzzo has many an harvest that you can follow, but the saffron ”raccolta’ has to be one of the most beautiful, despite scoring high on the backbreaking level for those that cultivate Abruzzo’s red gold gold! A weekend in L’Aquila province either in Navelli or Fontecchio gives the chance to get away to pick, eat and learn crafts associated with this precious spice
Keeping a piazza alive in Italy’s small mountain towns and villages is no easy feat when stark statistics point to 15,000 threatened by depopulation. But sustainable steps can be taken that keep dreams and towns alive, like this neat initiative in the small town of Fontecchio (AQ).
Fontecchio isn’t a place you’d expect to see Mussolini graffiti that makes you think you’ve come face to face with a surreal Banksy-style joke