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bwang

Abruzzo

by bwang »

Hi there,

 

I am going to be in Italy in mid to late May, am working out an itinerary and was wondering if anyone here had good info on Abruzzo? I know it's rugged and pastoral. Are there significant cultural sights/museums works of art to see...particular towns? Is it possible to get around easily without a car? Particular foods?

 

I realized there's basically nothing on here about the region and may try to explore it.

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RE: Abruzzo

by Abruzzo »

Hello,

Yes Italy has classfied many of its Abruzzo Towns & Villages as "i borghi piu belli d'italia" or Italy's Most Beautiful Villages, rivaling Tuscany and Umbria. Abruzzo Towns. (Latest count being 22 villages)

 

With regards to Abruzzo food, some believe that it is Italian cuisine at its purest as its mountainous region and Europe's largest natural reserve park has sheilded it from centuries of foreign cuisine influences. Notable mentions include Macheroni Alla Chitarra (pasta dish), arrosticini (skewers with pieces of lamb, cooked over an open fire) and seafood "brodetti" from the Abruzzo Adriatic coast.

 

You will need a car to explore the Abruzzo region, to see the sights such as the San Giovanni Venere Abbey, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Rocca Callascio and so much more.  

 

Hope this helps!

 

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RE: Abruzzo

by Abruzzo »

Also wanted to mention another point about Abruzzo that besides it's beautiful Medieval Villages, wonderful Abruzzo cuisine, the Abruzzo National Park, and Abruzzo art & culture, it is also known for its glorious beaches that stretch across the Adriatic Coast line.

The 130 kilometer coastline of Abruzzo means that you can enjoy both the green region of Italy's Abruzzo region as well as the Abruzzo Adriatic Coast where you can enjoy both the Abruzzo seafood as well as its meat dishes.

From the modern Pescara centro to the natural surroundings of Torre di Cerrano with its pine groves there is definately a beach for you! Abruzzo is also known for its "Bandiere Blu Spiagge" or Abruzzo's Blue Flag Beaches which means that  Abruzzo is amongst one of the top regions of Italy that is awarded with the some of most pristine Blue Flag beaches in all of Italy.

Abruzzo is competing to maintain a very high standard and an environmentally sound coastline.

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RE: Abruzzo

by AWineGeek »

 nice promo for Abruzzo ;-)

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