Category: Journal

The ancient rite of the Serpari, the snake Festival in Cocullo, Abruzzo

Throughout the year, Italy is full of unique Festivals and special events. From food to wine, from music to art and religious rites, there's probably no better way to have a deep understanding of the local culture and traditions than joining a local festival in one of the charming Italian villages. In Cocullo, a tiny Medieval village in the Region Abruzzo, about 130 Km East of Rome, each May 1st is held one of the most unusual events across Italy, the Snake Festival, Festa dei ...

The ceramics of Castelli

The ceramics of Castelli, a small town in the Province of Teramo, prove that crafts have always played an important role in the economic and social life in Abruzzo. The prestogious production, which has survived over the centuries, is no less than other important Italian centers like Deruta, Faenza and Urbino. A BIT OF HISTORY The relationship between Castelli and Ceramic has a very long history and the town offers many examples of it. So, if you are interested in art and ...

Best of spring events across Abruzzo

As the air warms up, spring explodes in all its beauty in Abruzzo.  It’s time to go out, enjoy the sun and a picnic, and join one of the numerous enogastronomic or cultural events across the Region. Not just ordinary events, but traditions which have been handed down from generation to generation for centuries and that are still alive in this undiscvered Region in Central Italy. There’s so much to see and do in this time of year that you’re only spoilt for choice. Here’s ...

Flavors of Abruzzo: the liquorice from Atri

Those who have traveled around Abruzzo know how varied and rich is the gastronomy of this undiscovered Region in Central Italy. The variety of ingredients and traditional dishes is incredible, and this reflects the diversity of landscapes of this territory, stretched between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea. In the Province of Teramo, on a fertile hill between the the sea and the arid badlands, stands the charming town of Atri. Of pre-Roman origins and known as Hatria, ...

How to make homemade limoncello

If you have traveled to Italy you've probably got used to the local custom of having a digestif after lunch or dinner. Many restaurants and shops offer a wide selection of digestifs for all tastes, but limoncello is one of the most famous. Everyone loves limoncello!   Limoncello is a traditional liqueur of the Amalfi Coast, but its production has spread all over Southern Italy over the years. Its delicate and intense flavor, its freshness, its right amount of alcohol and ...

Top 5 sweet treats from Abruzzo

Have you got a sweet tooth and you can't resist in front of a bakery or a pastry shop? Well, you're not alone! Tasting local specialties while traveling is definitely one of the main reasons in the choice of a destination. Abruzzo undoubtely is a foodies' destination and if there's one thing you can't miss while traveling to Abruzzo is to indulge yourself at the best cake shops to try some of the numerous typical sweets produced in this undiscovered Region of Italy. We have ...

Abruzzo and beyond: the charm of Italy off the beaten path

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE A JOURNEY? No tickets required, no luggage, no rush, just you and an open mind to be fulfilled with new authentic experiences. We'll take you around Italy. Yes, I know...now you're thinking "oh no...another blog about Italy. Pizza, spaghetti, fashion, the Colosseum..." Well, if you expect that, this journey is not for you! If you're a curious traveler and you're ready to leave the beaten path, here we are. We can start the journey! THE REAL ITALY Day by day ...

Easter in Abruzzo: the rites of the Holy Week

PLANNING YOUR HOLIDAY IN ITALY IN SPRINGTIME? Easter is definitely a good period of the year to travel to Italy. The days get longer, temperatures rise and each town gets ready to celebrate the most touching period of the year in a peculiar way. All around Italy there are religious events you can't absolutely miss! Here in Abruzzo each town has its own rites during the Holy Week, but there are two special events that are really worth joining. THE GOOD FRIDAY PROCESSION IN CHIETI ...