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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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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The deadly Rigopiano avalanche

(updated on January 18, 2024) January 18, 2017, a major avalanche hit the luxury Hotel Rigopiano, near Farindola, killing 29 people. In the afternoon of January 18, 2017, an avalanche…
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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…
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Avezzano Earthquake of 1915

On January 13, 1915, Avezzano earthquake, one of the biggest in the Italian, history shook the Marsica area in the Province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo. The tremors lasted about 20-30 seconds…
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News from Abruzzo: tourism boom, record temperatures and new species

Our quick round-up of this week's news from Abruzzo in English. The prestigious Italian Artribune Magazine named the MAXXI contemporary art museum in L’Aquila among the best ten new museums…
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Abruzzo’s Joyous Presepe Tradition

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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Traditional Christmas dishes from Abruzzo

Christmas meals are taken seriously in Abruzzo. The traditional Christmas menu is discussed and planned in details weeks prior to the celebration and many dishes are prepared well before the…
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Holiday gift guide Made in Abruzzo

With Christmas just around the corner we want to offer this curated roundup of holiday gifts “Made in Abruzzo”. Most of the artisans and small businesses listed here ship internationally…
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Young Marsican bear breaks into a bakery

Juan Carrito, a young Marsican bear, broke into a bakery in Roccaraso to feast on fresh biscuits. The local park rangers tracked the signal of the bear’s radio collar and…
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Call of the Wild

As summer starts to fade and autumn slowly appears, there are so many things to appreciate in the wilds of Abruzzo. The dramatic annual deer mating rut is one of…

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