L’Abruzzo in balance between mountains and sea, it's a region that many souls, for the variety of the territory and of the cultures that coexist in it.
Abruzzo between the Adriatic and the central Apennines, It is mainly divided into a coastal part of the eastern side, with stunning Adriatic beaches where beautiful stretches of golden sand alternate with wild cliffs and small bays with crystal clear water, and a mountainous part of the western side of the Gran Sasso of Italy (2912 s.l.m.), the tallest mountain in the continental Apennines.
Abruzzo boasts the title of Green Region of Europe, due to its three National Parks ( Abruzzo National Park, Lazio and Molise; Majella National Park; the Gran Sasso National Park and Monti della Laga), the Sirente-Velino Regional Park, the Torre di Cerrano Marine Protected Area and the thirty eight protected areas that represent the 36% of its total area, the highest in Europe.
Within the numerous protected areas, scattered not only on the Apennines, but also on the fertile and gentle hills of the hinterland and along the 130km of coast, It is guarded over 75% of plant and animal species in the European continent.
The Abruzzo cuisine is the traditional cuisine of Abruzzo, which he has maintained a living art and independent culinary, a kitchen is very diverse and is originally from the traditions of both pastoral mountainous inland areas that marine coastal zone.
Abruzzo oasis of art and culture to fully enjoy and get excited to fixate, thanks to the magic of breathtaking scenery, authentic flavors and ancient stories.
Welcome to Abruzzo, a land caressed by the sea and cradled by the mountains that are right inland, near the enchanting Trabocchi coast, He manages to show true, vera, deeply kind.
Once you visited you will not make more for less: enchanting villages, dream scenarios, scents of a great gastronomic tradition, excellent wines and oils make this land one place.
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The Costa dei Trabocchi
The Trabocchi coast is the coast of the province of Chieti, so named because of the presence of numerous trabocchi, picturesque wooden fishing machines on stilts, scattered all along the coast.
The Trabocchi coast does not present the same in the various sections that make it up, but on the contrary considerably alternates aspect.
There are different types of beaches, with an alternation between low and sandy coasts or pebbles and high and rocky coasts.
Another feature of the Trabocchi coast are numerous coves that are formed along the coast, an example is the Gulf of Venus, named for the abbey above San Giovanni in Venere.
relatively high Fondali, cliffs spread, marine profoundly different ranges between them provide an ideal habitat for a variety of very large fish, from which it flows an extraordinary wealth of dishes and preparations often associated with local produce.
The Abruzzo National Park
The Abruzzo National Park, Lazio and Molise National Park is comprised for the most part in the province of Aquila in Abruzzo and the remainder in that of Frosinone in Lazio and Molise to Isernia.
The territory is mainly constituted by a set of ranges of altitude between 900 e i 2200m s.l.m.
The park has a varied landscape and interesting alternating rounded peaks, typical of the Apennines, and steep slopes typical mountain appearance.
The Bear Tracks, wolves' footprints in the snow, the appearance of the chamois among rocks, the blooms that color the meadows in the spring and summer, fauna, flora make it a unique place Park.
A place that has given birth to traditions and crafts still perceptible in the alleys and craft shops still existing in the numerous and beautiful villages that make it up.
The local cuisine boasts undoubtedly an ancient and constant tradition of genuineness, the careful preparation of dishes and the quality of products that grazing and agriculture offer, They make even the most simple dishes something special.
The Gran Sasso National Park
The Gran Sasso National Park and Monti della Laga is a national park established in 1991 and is the third largest national park in Italy for territorial extension, It located in the majority in Abruzzo and to a lesser extent in the adjacent areas of Lazio(Rieti) and Marche(Ascoli Piceno).
Visit the Gran Sasso Park is equivalent to a unique experience, biodiversity, culture, excellent food and wine.
The park is divided into eleven virtually tourist districts, revealed well-preserved medieval villages, rural architecture, rock churches, castelli, wilderness, caves and monasteries that dot the amazing landscapes of the Park, authentic art treasures, culture, archeology and traditions, set in a thrilling nature.
The Gran Sasso National Park is a field of local productions and antique details,of crafts and folklore related to human history in pristine and often inhospitable environments.
These productions today are excellent raw materials of a cuisine which has kept jealously an authentic and vital relationship with the territory.
The gastronomy of the Gran Sasso Park tells, district by district, agriculture and pastoralism stories, a healthy and intelligent use of the fruit offered by nature, the woodland and meadows, handed down with care and passion to this day.
The Majella National Park
The Majella National Park is a national park established in 1991 and it is between the provinces of l'Aquila, Pescara and Chieti.
In the Park we were surveyed about 2100 plant species which represent approximately one third of the entire Italian flora, the animal species are beyond 150, including the wolf, the bear, chamois, the otter, roe deer and red deer.
The territory of the park extends over a mainly mountainous terrain, harsh and impressive, Majella sheer and compact on the western slope, on the eastern side it is engraved by rocky canyons, the wildest of Abruzzo.
Historical records include the hermitages hidden in the most inaccessible valleys, the inscriptions traced by shepherds, the caves and blockhouses used by brigands and soldiers, and the unmistakable tholos huts (circular) built between fields and pastures.
The history of man is thus an integral part of the charm of the Park.
The Majella, Mother Mountain for spectacular Abruzzo populated paths set in its stone is a place of wild and lush vegetation.
Vita, folklore and spirit dominates the wonderful landscapes, flavors and beauty of the entire Majella area.
The sheep-farming is the historical activity which has left its mark in the Majella Park, Another great activity is the cultivation of cereals(wheat, spelled) and legumes, united to one development of art milling that made Fara San Martino one of the capitals of Italian pasta.
Typical food Productions are producing olive oil and wine, where the famous Montepulciano is to make the masters.
Cured meat, sweets and liqueurs complete the offer of this charming park.