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Popular Destinations in Abruzzo

Thumbnail 5-day Journey along the Wine Routes of Abruzzo
San Giovanni Teatino, Chieti
5 Days
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum 8
From €1,190.00
“Spend 5 unforgettable days among pretty villages, renowned wineries, and authentic flavors along The Wine Roads of Abruzzo”
Thumbnail Bike & Taste Cycling Tour discovering gastronomic delights in Abruzzo
Martinsicuro, Teramo (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo)
6 Days
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum Not Specified
From €1,050.00
“An elegant, dynamic but most of all flavoursome holiday in the heart of Abruzzo combining wine heritage and bike adventure”
Thumbnail Wine bike cycling holiday in Abruzzo
Francavilla al Mare, Chieti (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo)
5 Days
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum Not Specified
From €1,000.00
“An original tour on two wheels, dedicated to authentic wine lovers. A fascinating journey from Montepulciano to Trebbiano!”
Thumbnail Bike & Wine weekend in Abruzzo
Miglianico, Chieti (Montepulciano d'Abruzzo)
3 Days
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum Not Specified
From €500.00
“A special bike and wine weekend in Abruzzo for a 3 days tour by bike with great wine tastings”

More information on Abruzzo

Located in central-southern Italy, Abruzzo is a great destination for wine lovers who are looking to combine wine tastings and winery visits with a holiday in of the largest naturalistic areas in Europe. The region extends from the Apennine mounts to the Adriatic sea and its territory is predominantly mountainous and wild, rich in national parks, nature reserves and suggestive medieval villages perched across its hills.

The majority of the wineries you will visit in Abruzzo can be found on the coastal hills and in some hilly areas of the hinterland, where the region’s wine production is concentrated. A visit to Abruzzo wouldn’t be complete without a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine tasting, one of the most famous wines of Italy and symbol of the region, often confused with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a Tuscan wine made with Sangiovese grapes. Other renowned wines from Abruzzo include Pecorino, Passerina, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo and Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo. Currently, the region boasts in total 7 DOC, 2 DOCG and 8 IGT wines.

Which food to taste in Abruzzo?

Your wine tastings in Abruzzo will often be paired with a selection of local gastronomic products. While in the region, we also recommend exploring some of the delicious traditional recipes of Abruzzo, like spaghetti alla chitarra, sagne e fasciul (pasta and beans), arrosticini (lamb skewers), pallotte cace e ove (bread, egg and pecorino “meatballs”).

Which wines to taste in Abruzzo?

The majority of wines you will taste during your wine tastings in Abruzzo will be based on local grape varieties. The most well-known native grape variety of Abruzzo is, without doubt, Montepulciano, which covers more than half of the region’s production. Looking at the native white grape varieties, the most common is Trebbiano Abruzzese, followed by Passerina, Cococciola and Pecorino. Other popular varieties found in the territory include Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Which is the best season to visit Abruzzo?

Wine tastings and winery visits in Abruzzo can be organised throughout the different seasons. Depending on what other activities you’d like to take part in while in the region, you might prefer to visit Abruzzo during the warmer and sunnier months between April and September, or opt for combining your trip with a ski holiday during winter.

What things to do in Abruzzo?

During your time in Abruzzo you will have the opportunity to visit some of its wineries, spread across its natural landscapes. While here, make sure to pay a visit to Rocca Calascio, located in the Gran Sasso National Park, Scanno Lake, the Stiffe Caves, the Orfento Valley and its National Park and the beautiful Trabocchi coast, where you will find some peculiar wooden constructions, once used for fishing, scattered along the coast.