Sometimes we in Abruzzo can be immune to the wonders around us, the incredible…
This is my winter Gran Sasso version of my friend Anna’s farinata recipe. It is a chickpea flour flatbread that is easily made from a batter. I have laced it with local peperoncino, wild chives and local mountain cumin
Winter is Coming: The Strategies of the Animals of the Gran Sasso Park
Have you ever wondered which of Abruzzo’s rich and diverse wildlife stays in Abruzzo over the winter? What techniques are used by the animals to counter the cold and ensure they have enough to eat? Journalist Alessio Ludovici asked Federico Striglioni the zoologist of the Gran Sasso Monti della Laga National Park to explain what happens in this important time of the year.
The Story of Return, A Bear Without a Name on the Gran Sasso
A welcome and much-awaited arrival for a bear without a name in the Gran Sasso Monti della Laga National Park that has used the ecological corridors to make a new life for himself
Spring, the Great Awakening of the Gran Sasso Monti della Laga Park
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!
The Sleeping Giant, Corno Piccolo & His Cerqueto Orchid Trail
Cerqueto reveals its unexpectedly abundant technicolour orchid trail, with sublime views of Abruzzo’s “Sleeping Giant” the Corno Piccolo
Needin’ the nuts? We recommend the chestnut (castagne) festa in Senarica di Crognaleto, Abruzzo on the 3rd or 4th weekend of October depending on harvesting
Overlooking our cottage in Bascianella and part of the Gran Sasso Mountain range is Italy’s highest Apennine mountain, ‘The Corno Grande’ (nicknamed Italy’s Rocky Heart)