10 things that prove you grew up in an Italian family

1. YOUR CONCEPT OF MEAL IS DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHERS You easily find yourself saying: “Is it 3 pm already???” Lunch is not just feeding yourself in an Italian family: it’s a way to stay together, to enjoy both a good conversation and a delicious dish. 2. YOU CANNOT KEEP YOUR HANDS DOWN WHEN TALKING…

Moro River Canadian War Cemetery

Near Ortona, in Abruzzo, there is a place that links Italians and Canadians: the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery. “By the winter of 1943 the German armies in Italy were defending a line stretching from the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Naples, to the Adriatic Sea south of Ortona. The Allies prepared to break through this…

Making pesche dolci (sweet peaches) with grandma Angela!

Grandma Angela is the greatest cooking teacher you could ever have. She is one of those women who learned how to cook when there were no measuring cups or scales. Her mother was a cook (for weddings, baptisms and all the main religious events they had in our small village) and she keeps all the…

Dall’Etna al Gran Sasso: when Sicily comes to Abruzzo!

Sicily and Abruzzo: a magical rendezvous that happens once a year in the stunning atmosphere of Città Sant’Angelo! This enchanting little borgo, part of the exclusive club of the “most beautiful old villages of Italy”, hosts every year “Dall’Etna al Gran Sasso”, a sagra where you can taste the best of Abruzzo and Sicily culinary traditions….

Italy (episode 1): culinary adventure at a sagra in Abruzzo!

Here we are everybody…looking for amazing Italian experiences to tell you! This is an adventure that anyone should experience at least once in Italy: a sagra! We already told you about these events and we want to share a real one with you! A “sagra” is a local feast, organized by a town or city,…

Six good reasons to visit Abruzzo in the summer

Have you been told Italy is too hot to visit during the summer? No way! If you need inspiration, Abruzzo has some very good reasons why you should definitely be there and not miss what is going on during the summer! Here are some of them. . Daylight hours to enjoy mountain and hilltop activities…