How to make the most out of your holiday in Abruzzo
Abruzzo is a region in central Italy, famous for its beautiful natural parks, which earned it the name “the green lung of Europe”. A simple glimpse over Abruzzo is enough to believe the region seems to have it all. A beautiful coastline, green National Parks, ski resorts, as well as medieval towns and wineries.
If you are planning a vacation to Abruzzo and want to make the most out of the experience, make sure to include the following things on your to-do list.
Embrace nature all year round
Abruzzo is a place you can visit any month of the year, because of its diverse climate and landscapes. If you visit during the winter or spring, the ski resorts in the Majella National Park will surely provide a lifetime experience. What could be more beautiful than skiing while enjoying a panoramic view of the Adriatic coast?
In warmer months, you can ditch your ski equipment for something lighter and bathe in the sun of the Trabocchi coast. If you still want to be adventurous, hiking in one of Abruzzo’s National Parks is exactly what you need.
Ditch the hotel and stay in a Vacation Rental
Hotels do have their advantages, such as room service and late breakfasts, but if you want to truly enjoy Abruzzo as a local, a vacation rental is a much better option. Not only can you find more affordable accommodation, but you will also be able to enjoy the wonders of Abruzzo and the warmth of the locals.
There are countless accommodation options you can find online, which will suit your needs and fit within your budget. If you are planning a vacation with a group of friends, then consider staying at our Abruzzo Villa Rental which will also provide the privacy you are looking for.
Try the local cuisine
Abruzzo is all about fishing and farming, and this is shown in the variety of their Abruzzo cuisine. On the coast, you can enjoy some seafood dishes made with fresh fish, while on the inland, vegetables and meat dishes are more prominent.
If you visit Abruzzo, make sure to not miss their infamous arrosticini, which is sheep or lamb meat cut in small pieces and pierced by a skewer. The meat is simply salted and flame-grilled, allowing for the meat to preserve its unaltered taste.
Abruzzo also produces a type of handmade pasta, named spaghetti alla chitarra, and has been doing so for over 200 years.
Let it teach a history lesson
Besides its beautiful landscapes, Abruzzo is also home to a number of medieval towns ready to take you down the pages of history. Out of them, the most famous is Rocca Calascio, which hosts a beautiful watchtower from the 10thcentury. The watchtower is the highest fort in the entire country, situated at nearly 1,500 meters above sea level.
Another must-see place in Abruzzo is Roccascalegna, a medieval village that was perfectly preserved to this day. The village is known for its 16th-century castle which rises on a limestone rock, which almost paints an unbelievable picture.
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