The Majella National Park established in 1991, is one of the three national parks in Abruzzo, extending over the provinces of L’Aquila, Pescara and Chieti for about 62838 hectares of mostly mountain land. It is very compact: it covers the area surrounding the calcareous massif of Majella, the Morrone mountains (West) and the Pizi and Porrara peaks...

You can start your visit to the historical center, located in a panoramic position on two hills, from Porta Santa Croce, from the church of Santa Croce nearby and the picturesque small square that bears the same name. On the right, the church of Santa Chiara, built in the seventeenth century and renovated in 1702, overlooking the homonymous square....

Manca un mese alla XV edizione del ‘John Fante Festival – Il dio di mio padre’ (in programma dal 21 al 23 agosto), esce ora in libreria un volume dedicato allo scrittore italoamericano d’origine abruzzese a cura di Giovanna Di Lello, direttrice del Festival, e Toni Ricciardi, studioso di emigrazione italiana. “Dalla parte di John Fante. Scritti e t...

Abruzzo’s spectacular Sulmona captivates and wedges itself as a special place in your heart! Where is Sulmona? Have you heard of Italy’s Sulmona? Lucky enough to be invited to spend a few days over Easter in Sulmona for a catch-up with a friend from volunteering days in Thailand, gladly dust off my daypack and set out on my way from Calabria, south...

Esce in questi giorni il nuovo numero di “Abruzzo nel mondo”, bimestrale diretto da Antonio Bini. In questo numero, Sal Martoche, già giudice della Corte Suprema a New York, racconta la sua personale storia familiare del mutamento del cognome, comune a tanti emigrati in America, che veniva a rappresentare un ulteriore fattore di distacco dalle prop...

From their earliest days, the Royal House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies has always had the well-being of the peoples of southern Italy and Sicily in their hearts. The House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies ruled Southern Italy from 1734 to 1860. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was the largest sovereign state on the Italian peninsula, by both population and size,...

Why visit Abruzzo’s charming Gagliano Aterno, in Italy’s gorgeous L’Aquila Province? Where is Gagliano Aterno? Have you heard of Gagliano Aterno? If you can possibly tire of stunning Sulmona, then venture on a day trip to the quaint medieval village of Gagliano Aterno. Gagliano Aterno Perched at a height of 653-metres within the National Park of Si...

Abruzzo’s spectacular Sulmona seizes and captivates your heart – you won’t ever want to leave! A few days is not enough to explore the must-sees of this fabulous underrated city. Where is Sulmona? Have you heard of Italy’s Sulmona? With an invitation to spend a few days over Easter in Sulmona with friends, I’m not crazy enough to pass up this oppor...

The abbey of San Giovanni in Venere has a millenary history, before the advent of Christianity was the place of worship of the goddess Venus, in this place you can experience atmospheres that are lost in the night of the centuries. In addition, the Abbey offers a breathtaking landscape. We are in the heart of Abruzzo, in one of the most important h...

The contrast in colours from the 3 delicate red stigmas cloaked by purple petals on an Abruzzo Autumn day couldn’t be stronger; the saffron crocuses of Navelli are worth their weight in gold, and knowing that no Risotto Milanese is complete without it, they provide a never-ending market that is not reliant on fad or fashion. Navelli’s Saffron Queen...