It’s where the north becomes the south and traditions really begin to showcase their distinctiveness. Home to some of Italy’s wildest and unsullied terrain, it’s become defined by its many sleepy valleys and rugged mountain ranges ripe and ready for exploration. The long sandy beaches that outline the Adriatic have become home to world renowned resorts like Pescara and Vasto, where rest and relaxation is in no short order.

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Polpi in Purgatorio

Octopus in purgatory. A spicy tomato stew slowly cooks this dish to delicious perfection.

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Maccheroni alla chitarra

Abruzzo is famous for this style of pasta, it’s served up traditionally with a ragu of lamb and sweet tomato.

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Little egg crepes that are sprinkled with pecorino cheese, rolled up, and served in a piping hot beef broth.

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Stay in Abruzzo

One Day

Pescara has something for everyone. Beach lovers will enjoy its 16km stretch of sandy shores along the Adriatic coast. Il Museo delle Genti allows you to rediscover the shepherd culture of the region, while foodies will love its many bars, cafes and harbourside restaurants.

Three Days

From Pescara head inland to Chieti to experience the region’s well-known archaeological museum Villa Frigerj. For a real vacation hotspot hit the beaches that define the township of Vasto as a resort style centre.

One Week

Abruzzo’s complex landscapes are absolutely breathtaking but you have to leave the urban life to experience it first hand. Sulmona is a great spot to serve as basecamp as you hike and explore the surrounding hill villages and jagged mountaintops of the Apennines.