ABRUZZISSIMO is a subscription-only English-language digital magazine about Abruzzo delivered to your inbox 10 times per year. Every issue is carefully curated by Anna Lebedeva, an Abruzzo-based food and travel writer, who invites local journalists, tour guides, history enthusiasts, photographers, book authors and other passionate locals to share insiders’ travel tips, their knowledge of the region’s history, culture, food stories, and recipes.

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Summer Festivals and Events in Abruzzo

Summer is here and with it come traditional festivals, sagre, and concerts. What are your plans? See below our pick of some of the best summer festivals in Abruzzo. We…
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Easter in Abruzzo: where to go and things to do

Easter in Abruzzo is filled with exciting things to do. There will be many religious processions, traditional celebrations and, naturally, plenty of food. Starting on Holy Thursday, church bells will…
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L’Aquila Italian Capital of Culture 2026

The Ministry of Culture has named L'Aquila the Italian Capital of Culture for 2026. The city will be granted one million euros to fund cultural events and initiatives throughout the…
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The Feast of Sant’Antonio Abate in Abruzzo

Evviva Sant'Antonio! You will hear this exclamation across the region on January 16-17 as Abruzzo celebrates the feast of Sant'Antonio Abate, the protector of domestic animals and patron saint of…
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A Christmas classic comedy filmed in Sulmona

“Parenti serpenti” (the English title is “Dearest Relatives, Poisonous Relations”) is a dark comedy directed by Mario Monicelli, based on a play by Carmine Amoroso and filmed in Sulmona, was…
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Christmas in Abruzzo: things to do and see

Christmas in Abruzzo is magical. The twinkling lights, jolly atmosphere, and delicious traditional food await you in picturesque mountain villages and, if we are lucky, the mountain peaks will be…
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Where to see foliage in Abruzzo

Forests are starting to dress in autumnal colours. Pack your backpack or a picnic bag and head to one of these spectacular trails to enjoy the bright foliage in Abruzzo.…
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Chestnut Festivals in Abruzzo: a guide to the best events in autumn 2023

As the leaves on trees start turning golden and flame-red, the aroma of roasted chestnuts begins to float in the air. For centuries, the woods across Abruzzo were famous for…
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Public Transport in Abruzzo: Everything You Need to Know

If you are planning to visit Abruzzo, you might be wondering how to get around this beautiful region of Italy. There is a public transport system in Abruzzo that can…
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10 beautiful towns to visit in Abruzzo

This is our selection of some of the most beautiful towns to visit in Abruzzo. Each has something special to offer: breath-taking views, rich history, charming old streets, a lively…
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Things to do in Abruzzo for families

Abruzzo has a lot to offer for families with kids. Whether you are visiting the region or living here, there are plenty of places to visit and things to choose…
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Things to see and do in Pescara

Visiting Pescara and looking for things to see and do in the city? We have compiled a list for you! Abruzzo’s commercial capital and most populated city, Pescara retains a…
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Celebrating the Carnival of Città Sant’Angelo

Almost 30 years ago, the Carnival of Città Sant’Angelo was reborn, bringing together both young and old to celebrate the town’s ancient tradition. Paola Ceresano is a well-respected figure in…
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Holiday gifts from Abruzzo

Every year we publish a carefully curated list of holiday gifts from Abruzzo. With Christmas just around the corner we hope it will help you to find a few last…
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The best Christmas markets in Abruzzo

After two pandemic years, Christmas celebrations and holiday markets in Abruzzo are better than ever. While our region never features as a top of Christmas destinations in Italy, there are…
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The most beautiful nativity scenes in Abruzzo

Every year, Abruzzo celebrates Christmas with nativity scenes. Miniature and made by local artisans, or live scenes played by children and adults, they are joyous events with a strong community…
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Going underground: caves to visit in Abruzzo

To escape sizzling summer temperatures seek shelter... underground. There are many spectacular caves to visit in Abruzzo: some of them offer easy short itineraries; others, less accessible, appeal to thrill…
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The Giostra Cavalleresca di Sulmona Rides Again

La Giostra is the biggest event that should feature on your list of things to see in summer in Sulmona. The pandemic stopped it for two years, but every year…
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Ratafià liqueur from Abruzzo – recipe

Preparation of Ratafià liqueur in Abruzzo is part of a subtle family alchemy, almost a rite, which is passed down from one generation to another, like an invisible thread connecting…
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What to do in Abruzzo this summer: events, festivals and more

UPDATE 2023: We have an e-book "41 Summer Festivals in Abruzzo" with detailed listings for this year. It is available here. Summers in Abruzzo are always filled many festivals, events,…

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