My time in Abruzzo, Italy, was much more than I could have even dreamed of.
Was it the enticing Adriatic Sea that fascinated me during my visit? Was it the Pecorino, Cerasuolo, and Passerina wines that made me swoon? Was it the awe of the Roman ruins that dotted the countryside?
The answer is ‘yes’ to all of the above!
Abruzzo is divided into four provinces, L’Aquila, Teramo, Pescara, and Chieti and is home to three national parks, several regional parks, and wildlife reserves. Together, these protected zones make up half of Abruzzo’s landmass, and the area is “Europe’s greenest region.”
The Consorzio Vini d’Abruzzo invited wine writers, sommeliers, and influencers to visit their beloved region for four incredible days. I am beyond grateful I was included in the mix. Thank you to IEEM USA for asking me to join. Everyone did an outstanding job.
Abruzzo is beyond beautiful – possibly my favourite part of Italy now.
Stunning landscapes included the Apennine Mountains as well as the gorgeous coastline of the Adriatic Sea. Located about 80 KM east of Rome, Abruzzo is easy for the wine traveller to get to. You will need a car, but flying in and out of Rome is easy.
I will write three more posts on Abruzzo about the grape varieties I enjoyed in the coming days: Pecorino, Passerina, and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
For now, because I am dreaming of being back there, here are a few fun photos of my time spent in Abruzzo.
Carol Liston Campbell said:
Very interesting and informative article about the northern Italy wine region. Definately love Italy but haven’t visited that particular region. It is now on the bucket list, especially a swim in th Adriatic. 😂🏊♀️❤️🙋
Terry Stewart said:
I cannot wait for Part II ! I love Italy having been there a number of times ( once with your Mother ) Cheers, Terry
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