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Journey to Abruzzo, Italy (Podcast)


Travel to Abruzzo, Italy (Podcast) - Hikes, National Parks, Beaches, and Food

Hear about journey to the area of Abruzzo in Italy because the Novice Traveler talks to Jackie Parsons from about an space the place she leads mountain climbing and culinary excursions.

Jackie says, “Abruzzo is between Rome and the Adriatic coast. Surprisingly, it is just two and a half hours from the Capitol, but it’s a completely different world. I feel Abruzzo is a area to find, if you’re searching for a area that’s genuine, one thing that isn’t overrun by vacationers, someplace for those who love nature,  someplace that’s unspoiled for those who love animals, wildflowers. It additionally has seashores as nicely. It has one thing for everyone. The individuals are real and actually welcoming. And the meals and wine is superb.”

Jackie begins us in little city of Sulmona, which is within the valley surrounded by the Apennine Mountains. It’s a stunning market city. It’s recognized these days for its confetti, which what the Italians name the sugared almonds that they’ll hand out at weddings. These are displayed as flowers, bees or animals. Above the city there’s a hike to the ruins of a citadel, Rocca Calascio, with views of the tallest mountain within the Apennines, Gran Sasso.

From there she recommends visiting one of many 4 nationwide parks in Abruzzo. Her advice is the Campo Imperatore within the Gran Sasso d’Italia. Campo Imperatore (subject of the Emperor) is sometimes called little Tibet, as a result of it’s flat, surrounded by mountains and an actual feeling of wilderness. Within the springtime, once we are sometimes there may be carpeted with stunning wildflowers. Throughout WWII in 1943, when Mussolini was deposed from energy, he was despatched as much as this space to the Resort Campo Imperatore the place he was imprisoned till liberated by the Germans and put again into energy.

Jackie recommends staying within the small mountain city of Santo Stefano di Sessanio which is an albergo diffuso, a “dispersed lodge”. As an alternative of staying in a lodge room, you keep in one of many small homes.

For a while on the seaside, Jackie sends us all the way down to the Adriatic Coast to Ortona. In WWII, this was on the Gustav Line, the road of fortifications constructed to cease the Allied advance up Italy. 

We additionally discuss in regards to the different 3 nationwide parks in Abruzzo: Maiella Nationwide Park, Abruzzo  Nationwide Park, and Parco del Sirente. These might be nice locations for mountain climbing, swimming in a mountain lake or seeing a few of Abruzzo’s large 5 which incorporates brown bears, wolves, wild boar, chamois and golden eagles. Jackie recommends a tour with the guides from Wildlife Adventures to see a number of the native fauna.

We be taught in regards to the native delicacies which incorporates lamb dishes like “arrosticini” skewers, truffles, mushrooms and spaghetti alla chitarra. And since that is Italy, it additionally consists of native wines like Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Pecorino.

Hear about this below visited nook of Italy and see for those who might need to add it to your subsequent Italian itinerary.

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Present Notes

Guided Gourmand Strolling Holidays, Italy & Australia | Hedonistic Climbing
Gran Sasso d’Italia
Campo Imperatore
Resort Campo Imperatore
Gran Sasso raid
Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Sextantio Albergo Diffuso
Albergo Diffuso
Albergo Diffuso
Gustav Line (WWII)
Maiella Nationwide Park
Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise Nationwide Park
Wildlife Adventures
Parco del Sirente
Spaghetti alla chitarra
Blitum bonus-henricus
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Fortress of Rocca Calascio
Ladyhawke (movie)
The American (movie)
Trans-Siberian Prepare
Corno Grande
The Wilds of Abruzzo


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