If you are visiting Abruzzo in October, you may pick up the words sagre delle castagne or castagnata – which refers to a dedicated chestnut festival which is one of the many harvests and reasons to make a beeline to Abruzzo in the Autumn.
The small Chieti town of San Giovanni Teatino’s re-enactment of the rites associated with their patron saint, John the Baptist, foraging for wild herbs and flowers to make the elixir, L’Acqua di San Giovanni illustrates perfectly one of the more colourful ways to learn about Abruzzo and a particular community
Our 24-hour guide to the beach town of Silvi Marina and its hillside sister, Silvi Paese is written by Serena Mariani, creator of Pasquale’s Peppers whose peperoncini you may have spotted on our marketplace.
Cantine nella Roccia is a 3-day open cellar extravaganza held in stunning Tagliacozzo (AQ) every October, which celebrates the local harvests and lets you sample traditional,tasty dishes and wines as you explore the town
Abruzzo’s aromatic liqueurs, namely its digestifs or amari, enjoy a fabled reputation for their complex, aged flavours
Loreto Aprutino’s Festa di San Zopito got me interested in the stories behind the monumental white ox with his carefully trimmed & polished hooves, multi-coloured ribbons & bells
Somebody described cherries as beautiful butterflies, you blink and they’re gone, hence Raiano’s seasonal sagra being utterly unique in Abruzzo’s sagre calendar
Visiting Abruzzo’s Campovalano Tartufo Sagra is a time to indulge in some olfactory summer truffle loving