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The region

Abruzzo is a region located in central Italy stretching from the heart of the Apennine mountains to the Adriatic Sea and from the Tronto river to the Trigno river. The landform of the region is complex; almost no flat land, the mountainous inland occupies two thirds of the territory.
Abruzzo is known as "the greenest region in Europe" as one third of its territory is set aside as protected nature reserves and national parks. This is the largest in Europe. There are 38 protected nature reserves, one regional park and three national parks: Abruzzo National Park, Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park and Maiella National Park. The region has different types of climate that are strongly influenced by the landform: Mediterranean climate on the coast, sublittoral climate on the hills and continental on the Apennine Mountains.

 

As the complexity of its territory and climate does not allow intensive agriculture, it is one of the reasons why you will mostly find small artisan producers in Abruzzo. They are focused on high quality products such as wine, olive oil and wheat. There are about 150 traditional products and dishes of Abruzzo; cooked grape must, vino cotto (reduced wine must), arrosticini, red garlic from Sulmona, tomato sauces, spelt, Scluchijata - Montepulicano grape jam, pear shaped tomatoes, bocconotti, neole (also called pizzelle or ferratelle) and sfogliatelle - just to mention a few. Some of them are the main ingredients of our products. Our goal is enhancing the culinary tradition of Abruzzo with a strong focus on the authenticity of local products preserving the ancient gastronomic traditions of the greenest region in Europe.