Abruzzo has the kind of scenery that stops you in your tracks.
From soaring snow-dusted peaks, to vine-striped rolling hills, to a length of rollicking coastline along the Adriatic Sea, it is a microcosm of all of Italy’s greatest geographical features, tucked into one region.
Abruzzo clings to its traditions; its artisan tradespeople like goldsmiths, barrel makers, and coppersmiths are still active and interesting to watch. A sweeter craft is the colorful confetti—candy coated almonds made in Sulmona. No celebration in Italy—from baptisms, weddings, and graduations—takes place without them.
The traditional cuisine of Abruzzo is eclectic, drawing on pastoral, mountain and coastal cuisine. Staples of Abruzzo cuisine include bread, pasta, meat, cheese, and wine. The isolation which has characterized the region for decades has ensured the independence of its culinary tradition from those of nearby regions.
Confesercenti, an Italian trade organization, conducted a 2013 study which called Abruzzo the best place to dine in Italy.
3 course dinner $ 39 per guest
+ a glass of selected wine $ 8