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In a vibrant and nostalgic journey, two first-generation American girls recount their captivating experience of visiting their father’s enchanting birthplace of Scanno, nestled where the air is alive with whispers of ancestral tales and the sweet melodies of heartfelt reunions
La Serenate delle Chezette is busking Scanno style. Through a simple serenade, your reward is a meal and company in the deep dark winter. It takes place on the eve of Epiphany (5th Jan), villagers hang up a sock and sing this traditional folk song called the Chezette.
The most famous San Martino festival in Abruzzo is hosted in Scanno with 3 giant bonfires that will fertilise the earth over the coming winter!
Escher in Abruzzo – a handy trail of the lithographs and a map of the hilltop towns & mountain villages that Escher depicted in his famous hypnotic, geometrically impossible architectural inventions
If you are in Abruzzo in November, and like your autumn nights peppered with gathering outdoors to watch colossal towering pyres lit that evoke rites traditions from the distant past that celebrate new beginnings with song, Vino Novello, Scanno’s ‘Le Glorie di San Martino’ is unmissable!
Admire the carved fountain heads, but also the women who toiled at the lavatoi
Our handy list of Italian and international 20th-century photographers who explored and captured Abruzzo so perfectly through their lens and the books to find their work where possible.
Scanno is beloved & iconised by the world’s most famous photographers, but what about today, where should you visit? Here’s a handy local’s guide of what to do in Scanno if you are visiting for the day.
The best version of Ciambellone that I’ve had recently was at the famous Abruzzese cheesemaker Gregorio Rotolo’s organic agriturismo, Valle Scannese which had been made by his lovely sister Maria Rosaria