ABRUZZISSIMO is a subscription-only English-language digital magazine about Abruzzo delivered to your inbox 10 times per year. The publication is the brainchild of Anna Lebedeva, a food and travel writer based in Abruzzo. Every issue is carefully curated by Anna, 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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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

Summers in Abruzzo are always filled many festivals, events, concerts, and a great lively buzz as many families arrive to their holiday homes, relatives come back to visit from abroad…
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Where to find Blue Flag beaches in Abruzzo in 2022

This year, the number of Blue Flag beaches in Abruzzo is 14, with a new entry – Alba Adriatica. The prestigious Blue Flag Award is given by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to…
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The Ancient Snake Festival of Cocullo

Cocullo is a small medieval town with a population of 200 people in the Province of L’Aquila, just over an hour from Rome and 40 minutes from Pescara. Perched on…
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Easter Events in Abruzzo

Many towns and villages are getting ready for Easter events in Abruzzo, some of which have origins going as far back as the Middle Ages. Even not religious people can…
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San Martino sulla Marrucina – A Small Town with a Big History

If you can discover a town by accident, that’s what happened to me. Finding things on purpose is much harder – I can’t tell you how many times we’ve wound…
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News from Abruzzo: Juan Carrito awake, mimosa blooms early, NFTs for sushi

Villages in Abruzzo pay you to live there The The Regional Council has published a list of 173 municipalities that will pay up to €15,000 over a maximum of three…
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Villages in Abruzzo will pay you €15,000 to live there

Fresh air, stunning views, tranquility. How many of you have been dreaming about ditching it all and moving to an Italian village? Now you can move to Abruzzo and get…
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Air pollution in Teramo, mystery in the skies and delayed spring

This is our latest dispatch of Abruzzo news in English. Poor air quality in Teramo The city of Teramo has one of the worst air quality in Italy. The national…
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A Day in Bominaco

Enjoy a day in the small village of Bominaco in Abruzzo to discover the town’s fascinating history, ancient monks’ trails and one of the region's most beautiful frescoed chapels. Bominaco…
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News from Abruzzo: fuel prices soar, pasta fraud, new flights

Our weekly round-up of news from Abruzzo in English. Fuel prices continue to grow In Abruzzo, and in Italy, in just one year petrol prices increased by 20.5% and by…
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News from Abruzzo: historic trains, new app for L’Aquila, price hikes

Our weekly round-up of news from Abruzzo in English: Abruzzo in the orange From Monday, Abruzzo is in the orange zone from next Monday as the hospital beds occupancy and…
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Five years since the deadly Rigopiano avalanche

Five years ago, a major avalanche hit luxury Hotel Rigopiano, near Farindola, killing 29 people. In the afternoon of January 18, 2017, an avalanche of snow, debris and tree trunks…
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The Best Places for Snowshoeing in Abruzzo

Abruzzo has plenty of perfect places for snowshoeing. With kilometres of fields and mountain paths, from wide open mountain plains to narrow woodland tracks full of fresh snow — often…
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News from Abruzzo: economic decline, orange zone and Juan Carrito update

Our quick round-up of this week’s news from Abruzzo in English: Yellow zone This week, Abruzzo became a yellow zone, but it looks like the region is about to be…