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Trans-Siberian Train of Italy

Trans-Siberian Train of Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The Trans-Siberian train of Italy takes you to the discovery of majestic mountains, National Parks and medieval villages, between Molise and Abruzzo
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The Majestic National Park: La Majella Abruzzo

The Majestic National Park: La Majella Abruzzo | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The Italian region of Abruzzo is not as fashionable a destination as Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast with its jetsetters.
Found in the central part of the peninsula, Abruzzo seldom makes it into the news. The last we heard of it was back in 2009, when an earthquake destroyed the historical centre of L’Aquila and its surroundings. Yet the savvy visitors know that this region offers a combination of exciting experiences and it casts an enticing spell, making you want to go back for more. [...]

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Cuisine of the Abruzzo, the neighbouring Le Marche Region, in the town of L'Aquila

Cuisine of the Abruzzo, the neighbouring Le Marche Region, in the town of L'Aquila | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
L'Aquila is the largest, most mountainous and least densely populated province of the Abruzzo region of Southern Italy. It comprises about half the landmass of Abruzzo and occupies the western part of the region. The Province of L'Aquila includes the highest mountains of the Apennines (Gran Sasso, Maiella and Velino-Sirente). The province is known for…
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The Blog jovinacooksitalian.com describes the fantastic cuisine of the Abruzzo, the neighbouring Le Marche Region, in the town of L'Aquila

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Stars and history in Campo Imperatore | Italian Ways

Stars and history in Campo Imperatore | Italian Ways | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Campo Imperatore – in Abruzzo, province of L’Aquila – is a special place for stargazing. The plateau is almost 2,000 meters above sea level, far from any source of light pollution, and offers the kind of clear view of the sky that is required to enjoy observational astronomy to the fullest.

For this reason, Campo Imperatore is a meeting place for astrophiles from the world over. Indeed, an astronomical observatory was built in the mid-1900s – here at 2,150 meters of altitude – with a telescope of over one meter in diameter. [...]

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Abruzzo offers Italian magnificence without the endless crowds of tourists

Abruzzo offers Italian magnificence without the endless crowds of tourists | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
What makes the region so unique to the country is that even if you visit in high season, you might not see any other tourists
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Truffle Season Begins With The White One

Truffle Season Begins With The White One | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
The Tuber magnatum is the most valuable truffle because it has a distinctly alluring perfume and although its taste is delicate it fulfils the quintessential sensation we expect of a 'truffle'. Due to the high price it commands, secrecy abounds.
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Tamara Griffiths introduces you to the truffle season of Central italy. Here the best highlight of the article: <<Few people -- including Italians -- realize that the main area for White Truffle (Tuber magnatum) production is now in the Apennines of Abruzzo, and Umbria, with some production in the Marche side of the mountains. For historic reasons this truffle remains associated with Northern Italy, in particular with Piedmont. Yet by comparison production levels in the north are much less.>>

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Tamara Griffiths introduces you to the truffle season of Central italy. Here the best highlight of the article: <<Few people -- including Italians -- realize that the main area for White Truffle (Tuber magnatum) production is now in the Apennines of Abruzzo, and Umbria, with some production in the Marche side of the mountains. For historic reasons this truffle remains associated with Northern Italy, in particular with Piedmont. Yet by comparison production levels in the north are much less.>>

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Abruzzo for Bloggers

The project BlogginInAbruzzo was created to give the opportunity to an influential blogger to discover Abruzzo. The opportunity to travel around Abruzzo through a specific route created for the blogger’s interests is an experience that highlights the real features of Abruzzo. Every invited blogger will describe this experience through its storytelling and will spread it on her blogs and on her social network. This project is really important because it is an authentic way to discover the territory through the special prospective of the blogger. In the first edition, “food & wine” was [...]

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The National Park of Abruzzo in Central Italy: A Real Paradise for those Who Love Nature

The National Park of Abruzzo in Central Italy: A Real Paradise for those Who Love Nature | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

From the small town of Pescasseroli in the south of Abruzzo visitors can access the Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, one of the most impressive national parks in the country. A 150,000-acre protected area crossed by only one paved road – although there are countless unpaved roads for cyclists – it receives around two million visitors a year. [...]

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Italian Regional Food: Abruzzo

Italian Regional Food: Abruzzo | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Abruzzo has it all: rolling hills, azure waters and dramatic mountain tops. Here the cuisine is varied yet one ingredient is king: lamb. Lamb or actually mutton is the main ingredient for many dishes in the region. Though the coastal side of Abruzzo is beautiful, it seems that when it comes to food, the mountainous inland’s traditions hold court. Thus with no further ado, here’s what to eat in Abruzzo. [...]

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Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, in Abruzzo is among the best boutique hotels in the world

Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, in Abruzzo is among the best boutique hotels in the world | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Boutique hotel specialist Mr & Mrs Smith announces the winners of its 2014 awards.

Boutique hotel specialist Mr & Mrs Smith asked paying guests around the world to vote for the hotel they thought should claim the award in each of 12 categories, and more than 22,000 people had their say. From those votes, a top 10 shortlist for each category was compiled and winners and runners-up were chosen by experts in the relative fields.

The inaugural winner of the Eco Award, Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is like no other; this boutique bolthole occupies a previously abandoned village in the Apennines, converted with the help of local craftsmen into one of Europe's most unique stays. The buildings were restored using authentic methods, resulting in rooms retaining the best bits of their 16th-century simplicity but benefiting from the most mod of cons. The dimly lit and atmospheric rooms are minimalist and medieval, with working fireplaces, stone walls and wooden doors. [...]

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The other boutique hotels in the list:
  • Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
  • Gaia Riverlodge, Belize
  • Kasbah du Toubkal, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
  • Soneva Fushi, Maldives
  • El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Costa Rica
  • The Scarlet, Cornwall, Britain
  • Inn at the Presidio, San Francisco, the United States
  • Cuixmala, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef, Australia
  • Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, Bahia, Brazil


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A quick guide to the Giostra Cavalleresca di Sulmona

A quick guide to the Giostra Cavalleresca di Sulmona | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Sulmona’s Giostra Cavallaresca is a Medieval-style jousting tournament held every summer in the city’s main piazza. An ancient tradition which was revived in 1994, it now forms the highlight of the city’s entertainment calendar attracting visitors from far and wide.

Here is our quick guide to help you make the most of your experience! [...]

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Italy traditions: Sunday Family Lunch in Abruzzo

Italy traditions: Sunday Family Lunch in Abruzzo | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Italian families still sit at the table every Sunday to eat the same large meal as half a century ago keeping the tradition going.
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Kathy Nielsen's curator insight, June 22, 2014 11:22 AM

Such a great tradition!

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In bed with Mussolini: Gran Sasso, Abruzzo

In bed with Mussolini: Gran Sasso, Abruzzo | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

A room in a ski resort in Italy's Apennine mountains where Benito Mussolini was imprisoned has been preserved intact. Tom Kington spends the night there [...]

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http://www.hotelcampoimperatore.it/ 

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Abruzzo, Italy, among The World's 10 Best Places to Retire

Abruzzo, Italy, among The World's 10 Best Places to Retire | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

We've rounded up places around the globe that have pleasant year-round weather, affordable living costs, and are situated near cultural sites, which could combat boredom. Many also have large expat communities that may take the edge off the initial culture shock and help travelers acclimate. Take a look at our top 10 picks, which also happen to make excellent vacations.

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Abruzzo, Italy, among The World's 10 Best Places to Retire

Highlight: <<Abruzzo is actually a region of Italy, but it's been making lots of where-to-retire lists thanks to its cheap housing, unspoiled terrain, and charming towns. The large stretch of land lies east of Rome and houses three national parks with rugged mountains and wildlife. Retirees looking for a quaint spot can look into cities such as L'Aquila and Chieti, while those seeking water views will prefer the more popular Pescara. This region generally has a good mix of traditional and modern life. Don't expect a ton of sites and international chain stores here, but Rome is under a two-and-a-half-hour drive away.>>

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A Town in Abruzzo Has A Magical Wine Fountain... And It’s Free

A Town in Abruzzo Has A Magical Wine Fountain... And It’s Free | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Start planning your next vacation

Stop what you’re doing and start planning your next vacation—and don’t forget to pack a wine glass.

A vineyard in the Abruzzo region of Central Italy has installed the tourist destination of your dreams, a wine fountain, Mashable reports. This magical destination is exactly what it sounds like, a fountain that flows 24-hours a day with red wine. And the best part is that the wine is completely free.

This so-called fontana di vino is located in the Dora Sarchese vineyard in the small town of Caldari di Ortona, which sits on the Italian pilgrimage route of Cammino di San Tommaso. According to The Local, the fountain is a joint project of the vineyard and a non-profit group that works to protect the pilgrimage route. It was inspired by a similar wine fountain that opened on Spain’s pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a few years ago. [...]

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The TIME dedicates an article to the free wine fountain in Abruzzo

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Abruzzo – The Traditional Beauty of Italy

Abruzzo – The Traditional Beauty of Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Abruzzo is one of the lesser known regions of Italy for tourists. It is situated in the central part of the country and lies to the east of Rome on the Adriatic Sea; its western border is only 50 miles from the Eternal City. Abruzzo borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Geographically, Abruzzo stretches from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea and includes a significant amount of mountainous and wild land. Despite it being geographically, culturally and economically more of a central Italy, it is generally considered to be part of Southern Italy, a vestige of Abruzzo's historic association with the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. [...]

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The Cuisine of Abruzzo: Easy to Love, Not So Easy to Describe

The Cuisine of Abruzzo: Easy to Love, Not So Easy to Describe | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

“Eating in Abruzzo today reminds me of the Italy I knew when I first came here, in the 1950s, ”Nancy Harmon Jenkins told me recently. “There is no informing flavor, no take-away taste—like wild fennel pollen in Tuscany, or pesto in Liguria, or volcanic tomatoes in Naples. But there is in Abruzzo the aura of agriculture about it all, local agriculture determining what the people eat. This gives the Abruzzese food a unique purity.” [...]

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David Rosengarten makes you discover the incredible gastronomic culture of Abruzzo. Ever heard about Arrosticini? Pasta alla Chitarra? Better you pack on your luggage and flight over because it is so rare to find an Abruzzo's Restaurant just round the corner.

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Arrosticini: The Best Italian Street Food No One Knows About

Arrosticini: The Best Italian Street Food No One Knows About | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Arrosticini and their meaty goodness remain off many people’s radars, likely because they come from Abruzzo, one of the biggest regions of Italy that the fewest people know about. [...]

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Discover what in Abruzzo, it's typically cooked over a specially-made barbecue called a fornacella, and it is considered one of the best street food of italy. 

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Rachel Gonzales's curator insight, December 8, 2015 8:54 PM

One may need to spend a few years in Italy just eating to understand the culture. Just when you think you found it all...

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A Wine Travel To Abruzzo

A Wine Travel To Abruzzo | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italian food, wine and travel blog showcasing the region of Abruzzo discussing grapes: Montepulciano and Trebbiano and foods: zafferano, confetti di Sulmona, spaghetti alla chitarra. [...]

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Italy is made up of twenty regions with distinct characteristics. Every town, every village, makes the same dish in vastly different ways, and every town and village has its proudest specialty.
Abruzzo is one of Italy's little-known treasures: a tranquil mingling of mountains and coastline, it is sparsely populated and rarely visited by tourists. Abruzzo is one of Italy's largest producers of wine is home to a number of first-class wines.
Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Controguerra, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

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Travel tips: Abruzzo by theguardian.com

Travel tips: Abruzzo by theguardian.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

This often overlooked Adriatic province is reckoned to have the best food in Italy. 

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First time visiting Abruzzo? Read this article if you want to know

  • Take me there: Abruzzo
  • Why go?
  • What to do
  • Where to stay
  • Where to eat

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Embracing the House Concert Trend in Abruzzo's Ripa Teatina

Embracing the House Concert Trend in Abruzzo's Ripa Teatina | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Tiny Ripa Teatina [Abruzzo] hosted international singers James Maddock and Fabian Holland embracing the house concert phenomenon. Is it really a new concept to have professional musicians perform for an intimate gathering in your home? [...]

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10 trips with snowshoes, from Alps to Abruzzo, to celebrate the beginning of the new year

10 trips with snowshoes, from Alps to Abruzzo, to celebrate the beginning of the new year | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

10 itineraries on the snow with snowshoes, ski or sled dogs, discovering the beautiful nature of Alps and Italian Apennines, in a sustainable way.

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1. Chamois e Ceresole Reale
2. Moena
3. Forni di Sopra
4. Werfenweng
5. Arosa
6. Rabbi e Parco dello Stelvio
7. Cerreto Alpi e Appennino Reggiano
8. Cimone, Appennino Modenese
9.Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini
10. Parco Nazionale Abruzzo

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Sulmona in Abruzzo worth a visit

Sulmona in Abruzzo worth a visit | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Ancient history and colourful sweets are among the things to see in Sulmona. A smallish Abruzzo town with charm as massive as the surrounding mountains.

  • It is the town of the Poet of Love, the great Roman poet Ovid known for his elegiac love poems most notably the Metamorphoses.
  • The town of one of the most beautiful Medieval aqueducts in Italy: L’Acquedotto di Sulmona
  • It is the town of the famous confetti, take a walk from one artisan shopor visit the Pelino Confetti Museum
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Abruzzo: Food Lover’s Paradise

Abruzzo: Food Lover’s Paradise | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Even if you have never been to Abruzzo, chances are you have tasted Abruzzese food.

But dried pasta is just the beginning of what this spectacular region, which stretches from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic coast, has to offer in the way of culinary delizie. The cuisine is a reflection of this varied topography.

Traditional meals in the mountains are hearty—nourishing soups of legumes and vegetables, sturdy pastas sauced with rich meat ragùs, and grilled and roasted lamb, mutton and pork.

Coastal cuisine [...]


5 Favorite Foods from Abruzzo

  1. Arrosticini
  2. Brodetto alla Vastese
  3. Maccheroni alla Chitarra
  4. Porchetta
  5. Scrippelle ‘mbusse
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My 5 Favorite Foods from Abruzzo

  1. Pecora alla Callara
  2. Formaggio Fritto
  3. Le Virtù
  4. Rintroc'l col ragù di castrato
  5. Ferratelle
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10 things to do in Sulmona year-round

10 things to do in Sulmona year-round | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Ten (free or nearly free) things to do while in Sulmona, Abruzzo all year-round.
  1. The Passeggiata
  2. Get an Ice cream at La Rotonda
  3. Have your photo taken by the statue of Ovid
  4. Sit on the steps of the Annunziata and surf the net
  5. Get off the main drag
  6. Go to the Pelino Confetti Museum
  7. Have a drink from the Fontana del Vecchio
  8. Sit and relax in the Villa Comunale
  9. Pop into a few churches
  10. Go to the market
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