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!
I ceci della sposa (The Bride’s Chickpeas) is Pescasseroli’s ancient fertility rite held the first weekend of August that is thoughtt to have arrived with the shepherds and transumanza from Puglia
Towns & VillagesWalking in Abruzzo & Discovering its Wildlife
24 Hours in Pescasseroli – Capital of Italy’s First & Oldest National Park
How to spend 24 hours in 24 Hours in Pescasseroli, capital town to Italy’s first and oldest national park & described by its most famous son and philosopher Benedetto Croce as being a place of fables and dreams
Bear spotting provides one of the most entrancing ways to explore Italy’s landscape, here are 3 easy ways to see them amble in Abruzzo