Our theme for our Life In Abruzzo January photography competition was ‘January sun’ with its spectacular low sun silvery gold hues against powder skies that brighten and cheer up down days and here are the stunning winning entries!
An all night celebration held in Atri is the La Notte dei Faugni. This is an ancient, agricultural tradition, the “Fauni Ignis”, the fires of Fauno, when its streets become “rivers of fire”
On December 8th in #Cansano from 17:00 we will be waiting for you for the SANTA MARIA CUNCETT’, our traditional great bonfire to celebrate the Immaculate Conception! 🔥
There is no better way to brighten up and distance the memory of being cooped up during the pandemic than treating kids to some snowy sledging or snowshoe adventures in Abruzzo over the winter
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.
It seems only right that carnival chiacchiere (chatter), a super-thin sheet of dough flavoured with either rum, fried to a crisp and and and finished with an extra-large puff of icing sugar should be our marker that winter is on its last legs
It’s time to listen and hear a mash-up of the meaningful fables and prose told by one Nonna bought up to date by her grandson, retaining its original dialect with translations in English and Italian by the side
Ignore the Alps & head south to Aremogna, the preferred ski-destination for Romans & Neapolitans, where a budget family ski holiday doesn’t mean slumming it
Bostrengo is a winter rice cake that is scrumptious served as a sweet pick-me-up when you wake to a cold damp squib of a day, or as a moreish little cube to accompany a large glass of fruity red wine on a howling night when you don’t want to leave the house.
When facing down a caustic winter wind and shovelfuls of snow it’s time to make marmalade with its warming bitter sweet aroma that permeates each room in the house