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AboutAbruzzo – A Blog About Life In Abruzzo, Italy

Ever wondered what living in Italy is really like? AboutAbruzzo is the regular blog about our daily lives here in Abruzzo: the food and drink; our local area; what to see and where to go; the weather; our friends – and what we do when we’re not looking after our Vf2 guests!

It’s probably the largest collection of articles about Abruzzo you’ll find under one roof !

Wine. Food. And Music – An Abruzzo Festa

A Fiat 500 BBQ !

Good food. Good music. And five glasses of good wine for €3. Welcome to an Abruzzo Festa ! Read more »

A Morning In The Majella

FInding your way around the Majella

Foraging for pine cones. A mountain walk. A delicate moment rudely interrupted. And a delicious lunch. Just another average autumn morning in the Majella... Read more »

As Authentically Italian As A Banana Pizza

That old US favourite - he pizza burger !

Spoiler alert: You will see a Banana Pizza; and you will see Spaghetti alla Kiwi Fruit Read more »

Confessions of a Wine Blogger

One of Italy's best red wines

...you couldn’t legislate against Sweetie the Cat wandering into shot behind you; taking a leisurely dump in a flower-bed; and then very carefully and conscientiously covering it all up before exiting stage left.... Read more »

A is for Apple

The first English apple I've successfully grown in Abruzzo !

OK...an apple is an apple is an apple. Except that growing the perfect English apple in Abruzzo's unforgiving climate can become a bit of an obsession... Read more »

It’s Pizza – But Not As We Know It…

Gambero Rosso says this is the best pizza in Italy right now

Gourmet pizza at one of Italy's seven best pizzeria - and tucking into **Italy's Best Pizza**. Yum ! Read more »

Five Best Special Abruzzo Restaurants

The Tinari family, who run the Villa Maiella

An insider's guide to five of the very best places to eat and drink in our part of Abruzzo. Read more »

Everything’s Coming Up Roses ! (And Other Plants Too…)

Gazania is a colourful addition to your summer planting scheme

What flowers, trees and shrubs will prosper in your Italian garden ? Here are a few ideas... Read more »

Mangia ! Mangia !! Eat Like A True Abruzzese !!!

Sulmona's famous 'confetti' sugared almonds

We’ve conclusively proved that you can actually have too much of a good thing, because nearing the end of the asparagus season we’ve eaten so much, that we’re praying for it to end. Read more »

What I Couldn’t Live Without When I Arrived – But Don’t Need As Much Now

A new life in Italy ? What will you really need ?

OK...so what would *you* miss most if you left the UK and moved abroad ? Read more »