Luciano Coccia tells us about the harvest of his most longed for and ‘endangered’ crop, his broad beans (fave) and shares his Aunt’s recipe for an Abruzzese masterpiece, Sagne and Fave for a springtime treat!
May in Abruzzo – What to Expect – Where to Go – What to Eat
Here are our favourite ways to spend a poppy-filled May in Abruzzo. Must visit Abruzzesi sagre includes the Cocullo Snake Festival and do look at our list of pop up events like ‘aperte cantine’ that you can join if you are travelling that weekend. Most of all here’s what to expect from the beautiful springtime flora and fauna if you go walking and the delicious seasonal local foods that May delivers.
There aren’t many things that don’t change but timeless Cocullo is one of those. Here we look back at the artists and photographers who recorded it in the 20th century, that Pete Austin first put together in our FB group, and which we have extended to include a couple more.
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.
Cantine Aperte in Abruzzo is back on with a bang in 2022 when the very best of Abruzzo’s cantine and wineries fling open their doors on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May and invite wine lovers to come and do some wine tasting
Would you like to know a little more about the popular town of Penne and join a money-saving workshop learning how to make your own candles?
Join us for a fabulous panoramic e-bike ride with Wildlife Adventures at Lago di Barrea in the middle of the Abruzzo, Molise and Lazio National Park on, Saturday 28th May
The dates and times where to watch the Giro d’Italia in Abruzzo 2022! I love watching the vivid colours that sweep past & almost catch you off balance as you swivel to stay with the leaders but[t] end
We know how much everyone enjoyed Danilo’s traditional Timballo recipe on the blog so here is his springtime veggie tweak to one of his family’s favourite recipes, and which will surely become a vegetarian classic in its own right!
Tenacious & hardy can be used to describe the ladies from Prezza but also to their legendary artichokes that grow just 1 side on the balcony of Abruzzo
A traditional Abruzzo cheese recipe that combines 2 of my favourite ingredients: cheese & mint as well as being a canny roadmap to its socio-economic history