Alessandra heads to Abruzzo to experience a region that foreign and Italian tourists know little about.Play
Abruzzo Travel Tips
Book in advance if you fancy eating on a Trabocco!
Take a swim or relaxing walk on the Trabocchi coast, Punta Aderci, near Vasto. It has a spectacular sandy beach!
Visit the Archeological Museum in Chieti to see Capistrano’s Warrior, a statue with an amazing history.
Taste the local cake in Guardiagrele, “Sise delle Monache.” Delicious! Its recipe is a big secret.
Stop in Vasto to visit the old city’s center to view the castle, Roman amphitheater, palaces, and churches. Don’t forget to try the typical fish brodetto in one of the local restaurants.
Visit Abruzzo in the winter to find sky stations in Campo Imperatore, Ovindoli and Campo Felice!
Alessandra heads to Abruzzo to experience a region that foreign and Italian tourists know little about. First stop, Castelli, to visit with Vincenzo Di Simone and his son Antonio, who keep the ceramic tradition of the town alive in their fascinating workshop. Off to Chieti, one of the oldest cities in Italy, to attend Saint Friday’s Procession, where locals dress in mourning to celebrate the death of Christ, accompanied by 150 violinists and a choir. The medieval town of Guardiagrele is the next stop, which includes a visit with Raffaele Di Prinzio, 75-year-old goldsmith who still carries on his family’s tradition. Alessandra heads next to the Adriatic coast, to visit with Rinaldo Verì, who keeps a traditional fishing technique alive, using bizarre wood structures called “trabocchi.” Finally, Alessandro meets artist, Ettore Altieri, who lives and works in a magical place that inspires his work. Along the way, Alessandra even tries his foraged truffles from the surrounding woods.
Follow Alessandra as she seeks out the real Italy. All of which you can visit!