Abruzzo

About this region

Central Italy’s Abruzzo has always attracted visitors thanks to its enviable snow season, but up until recently the majority were Italians. This 1.2 million inhabitants region could be on the verge of an international tourism boom, thanks to its stunning natural beauty, its amazing cuisine, and its well-preserved medieval towns and traditional culture.

Divided into a mountainous area in the west, which includes the Gran Sasso d'Italia, and a coastal area in the east with beaches on the Adriatic Sea, Abruzzo has something for everyone, from the food and wine traveler to the adventure and sports traveler. With no crowds, easy access from Rome and its own airport in Pescara (servicing some major Italian, UK and European cities), Abruzzo is a unique travel destination, a world away from modern Italy.

Local cuisine varies significantly from the coast, where seafood dishes are prominent, to the inland areas where legumes and meat -especially mutton and pork - reign supreme. Arrosticini, thin mutton skewers, are one of its most iconic dishes. The region also boasts a long history of pasta-making and has produced handmade spaghetti alla chitarra for more than 200 years.

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