Well-kept secret: Abruzzo has been largely overlooked in the past, but tourism operators and trailblazers are working hard to turn this around.
|The Region of traditions – Museum Art and Popular Tradition|
|Campo Felice – Lucoli (AQ) – Foto Roberto Soldati|
1. Abruzzi cuisine
6. Spectacular skiing and hiking trails
|Campo Felice Lucoli (AQ)|
The area gets a heavy and lasting snowfall each year and with the Cinquemiglia (a five-mile long, 1,200-meter-high plain), Abruzzo gives other Alpine destinations a true run for their money (at a fraction of the cost).
|Colle di Lucoli (AQ): Cats – Foto Fabrizio Soldati|
Sulmona is famous for being the capital of sugared almonds, known as “confetti” in Italian, and torrone, classic Italian nougat. The city sits within a UNESCO-protected valley, once a lake that disappeared in prehistoric times.
|Trabocchi Coast Photos via: www.rete.comuni-italiani.it; www.paesaggidabruzzo.com; www.fotocommunity.it|
This UNESCO World Heritage-protected 70-kilometer coast stretches from Ortona to San Salvo in Chieti province. Its most striking sight is a collection of fishing net structures known as trabocchi.