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Popular Places in Abruzzo

Popular Destinations in Abruzzo

Thumbnail Wine Tasting and Overnight Stay at San Calisto in Abruzzo's Parks
Bussi sul Tirino, Pescara (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo)
2 Days
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum 2
From €125.00
“Spend a night in the heart of Abruzzo's parks. The experience includes a tasting of Valle Reale wines and a rich sweet and savory breakfast”
Thumbnail Wine Tasting and Overnight Stay in in suite San Calisto in the Abruzzo Parks
Bussi sul Tirino, Pescara (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo)
2 Days
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum 3
From €135.00
“Experience hospitality in the heart of the Abruzzo parks. Your stay includes a tasting of Valle Reale wines and a sweet and savory breakfast”

More information on Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine area consists of the hilly areas surrounding the province of Pescara, delimited on one side by the Adriatic coast and on the other side by the Gran Sasso massif. Within its territory, stretching for about 75 miles along the coast of Abruzzo, you will find various stunning wineries that you can visit for a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine tasting.

Your Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine tastings will give you the opportunity to discover the different nuances of this great appellation, which was first recognized as DOC in 1968. Nowadays, the appellation includes five different subareas which distinguish themselves for their particular quality: Alto Tirino, Casauria, Teate, Terre dei Peligni and Terre dei Vestini. Overall, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is characterized by an intense ruby red color, an unmistakable aroma of red fruits, flowers and spices and a dry and smooth taste.

Which food to taste in Montepulciano d'Abruzzo?

Besides organizing at least a winery visit in the area of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, make sure to try at least a few of Abruzzo’s mouthwatering traditional recipes. Some noteworthy dishes we recommend trying include arrosticini (sheep or lamb skewers), brodetto di pesce (fish soup), sagne con pelosi (fresh pasta with crab), alici all’ortonese (breaded and fried anchovies).

Which wines to taste in Montepulciano d'Abruzzo?

When visiting the wineries that produce Montepulciano d’Abruzzo you will be able to enjoy a walk along their vineyards of Montepulciano, one of the most famous black grape varieties of Italy. Present in the area since the mid-eighteenth century, this variety is characterized by a good yield, an intense color, low acidity and soft and discreet tannins.

Which is the best season to visit Montepulciano d'Abruzzo?

The best period of the year to plan your Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine tastings is between April and October, when the weather is milder and the precipitations less frequent. During July and August, the area becomes also a popular sea destination for many Italians.

What things to do in Montepulciano d'Abruzzo?

Apart from discovering Montepulciano d’Abruzzo in all its glory during your wine tastings, while in the area we recommend visiting some of its highlights, such as the town of Pescara and its Ponte del Mare, the house of the famous Italian writer D’Annunzio, the picturesque town of Penne, Majella’s National Park, the Trabocchi coast, where you can admire these particular fishing machines that are part of Abruzzo’s past.