Abruzzo Highlights and Food

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Abruzzo Highlights and Food

Food and Wine

Book on Trip Advisor in advance to guarantee reservation and get a discount on your meal! Great river crayfish from the local Tirino river (gambero di fiume) and pork chops (braciole di maiale). As the name suggests is right next to the Piccolimini Castle in Capestrano.
Ristorante Il Castello
Book on Trip Advisor in advance to guarantee reservation and get a discount on your meal! Great river crayfish from the local Tirino river (gambero di fiume) and pork chops (braciole di maiale). As the name suggests is right next to the Piccolimini Castle in Capestrano.
One of the great food experiences in all of Abruzzo. Local ingredients with clever, unique touches that make this more than a meal but a real culinary experience. Open only for dinner and you must make reservations so they can plan ahead.
Agriturismo Sapori Di Campagna
One of the great food experiences in all of Abruzzo. Local ingredients with clever, unique touches that make this more than a meal but a real culinary experience. Open only for dinner and you must make reservations so they can plan ahead.
Great food with a nice covered patio seating area. Right on the main road to/from Ofena near Bussi sul Tirino. Friendly chef and staff very local. Great steaks and pastas.
Ristorante A Silvia
7 Strada Statale 153
Great food with a nice covered patio seating area. Right on the main road to/from Ofena near Bussi sul Tirino. Friendly chef and staff very local. Great steaks and pastas.
Great restaurant and lodging. It is possible to do a long mountain walk from Ofena, stay and walk back. Or you can get a shuttle bus from Calascio.
The Rifugio della Rocca
Great restaurant and lodging. It is possible to do a long mountain walk from Ofena, stay and walk back. Or you can get a shuttle bus from Calascio.
Incredible seafood experience on a traditional trabocco fishing platform built out over the Adriatic sea. 40 euros per person for endless courses and wine included.
Ristorante Trabocco Punta Fornace
Incredible seafood experience on a traditional trabocco fishing platform built out over the Adriatic sea. 40 euros per person for endless courses and wine included.
Newly renovated in 2019. Has WiFi, coffee, ice cream, snacks and excellent meals.
Ristorante Bar Aufinium
4 Via S. Rocco
Newly renovated in 2019. Has WiFi, coffee, ice cream, snacks and excellent meals.
Great meat for sale and they are so helpful will grill for you or let you use the barbecues for arroticini, pork, steaks. Also beer and wine for sale. A great horseback riding place is attached to this which is suitable for adults and kids. Very gentle horses make for a nice activity before or after eating.
Ristoro Giuliani
Great meat for sale and they are so helpful will grill for you or let you use the barbecues for arroticini, pork, steaks. Also beer and wine for sale. A great horseback riding place is attached to this which is suitable for adults and kids. Very gentle horses make for a nice activity before or after eating.
Great restaruant, pizzeria and bar on the way to or from the Campo Imperatore.
Osteria Del Lupo (Abruzzo-L'Aquila)
32 Viale della Vittoria
Great restaruant, pizzeria and bar on the way to or from the Campo Imperatore.
The best grocery store on the way to or from Ofena off the main road in the town. Next to Ristorante Buongustaio which is also very good for pizza or full meals.
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The best grocery store on the way to or from Ofena off the main road in the town. Next to Ristorante Buongustaio which is also very good for pizza or full meals.
Good restaurant in Bussi sul Tirino. Recently renovated.
Ristorante Pizzeria Il Buongustaio
8 Piazza I Maggio
Good restaurant in Bussi sul Tirino. Recently renovated.
Bussi sul Tirino - American style burgers - really good! Also a nice bar with seating upstairs or take your food to the nearby park. There is a family pizzeria a few doors down which is also very good.
Barrett Food
170 Via della Repubblica
Bussi sul Tirino - American style burgers - really good! Also a nice bar with seating upstairs or take your food to the nearby park. There is a family pizzeria a few doors down which is also very good.
High end restaurant at the bottom of Navelli. Expensive but really excellent!
Antica Taverna di Navelli
High end restaurant at the bottom of Navelli. Expensive but really excellent!
This place consistently gets 5/5 reviews on google. I have not yet been but will definitely go in August if we can get in!
Agriturismo Centuria
This place consistently gets 5/5 reviews on google. I have not yet been but will definitely go in August if we can get in!
This is reportedly an azazing experience. Another well renowned agro-turismo. I look forward to visiting soon as well!
Farm Land of Solina
4 Nucleo Capodacqua
This is reportedly an azazing experience. Another well renowned agro-turismo. I look forward to visiting soon as well!
Great 5 generation winery in the valley below Ofena. Very reasonable, delicious wines.
Azienda Agricola Luigi Cataldi Madonna
3 Via della Madonna Carrufo
Great 5 generation winery in the valley below Ofena. Very reasonable, delicious wines.
Local cheese shop in the valley below Ofena off the local road. Near the Cataldi Madonna winery.
Caseificio Dal ContaDino
Local cheese shop in the valley below Ofena off the local road. Near the Cataldi Madonna winery.
The Ristorante Bar Pizzeria M&M is fantastic. The best local food using locally made sausage, saffron, homemade pasta, grilled lamb and wines. Fantastic.
Caporciano
The Ristorante Bar Pizzeria M&M is fantastic. The best local food using locally made sausage, saffron, homemade pasta, grilled lamb and wines. Fantastic.

Sightseeing

Great castle and a must-see place in the Gran Sasso National Park
Incredible castle fortress which was originally built in the 10th century atop a mountain and overlooking the stunning Chiesa di Santa Maria della Prieta and the high Appenines, built in 1596 to celebrate a victory in battle.
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Rocca Calascio
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Incredible castle fortress which was originally built in the 10th century atop a mountain and overlooking the stunning Chiesa di Santa Maria della Prieta and the high Appenines, built in 1596 to celebrate a victory in battle.
Ancient village with winding streets, good ice cream shops, cafes and beautiful views on the way to the Campo Imperatore or Castel del Monte.
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Santo Stefano di Sessanio
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Ancient village with winding streets, good ice cream shops, cafes and beautiful views on the way to the Campo Imperatore or Castel del Monte.
Drive slowly, open the windows, stop frequently and take a nice walk. Also, if you like horses it is a great experience to go riding near the Ristoro Giuliani in summer. Gentle horses and kind owners. Changes with every season.
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Campo Imperatore
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Drive slowly, open the windows, stop frequently and take a nice walk. Also, if you like horses it is a great experience to go riding near the Ristoro Giuliani in summer. Gentle horses and kind owners. Changes with every season.
2 Hours by car from Ofena! We often fly into or out of Rome at the beginning or end of a visit to Abruzzo. Most car rental companies will rent one-way between Rome and Pescara or vice versa for little or no fee.
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Romos provincija
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2 Hours by car from Ofena! We often fly into or out of Rome at the beginning or end of a visit to Abruzzo. Most car rental companies will rent one-way between Rome and Pescara or vice versa for little or no fee.
Scenic drive to this great village set at 1,350 metres on the way to the Campo Imperatore. Can make a circuit to Santo Stefano. Bar Ristorante Lupo is good. A George Clooney film called 'The American' was set here for much of the movie.
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Castel del Monte
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Scenic drive to this great village set at 1,350 metres on the way to the Campo Imperatore. Can make a circuit to Santo Stefano. Bar Ristorante Lupo is good. A George Clooney film called 'The American' was set here for much of the movie.
Scenic drive to this village a few kilometers from Sulmona. The sun sets behind the mountains west of the towers if you find the right spot!
Pacentro
Scenic drive to this village a few kilometers from Sulmona. The sun sets behind the mountains west of the towers if you find the right spot!
Great in any season. Spectacular caves with underground waterfalls. Cool in summer, warm in winter and a good place to visit if it is raining outside.
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Stiffe Caves
2 Via Del Mulino Stiffe
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Great in any season. Spectacular caves with underground waterfalls. Cool in summer, warm in winter and a good place to visit if it is raining outside.
Definitely do a guided walk of the monastery and Oratorio di San Pellegrino. The 800 year old painted frescoes are astoundingly beautiful and interesting. Also walk to the top to Bominaco castle for a 360 view.
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Bominaco
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Definitely do a guided walk of the monastery and Oratorio di San Pellegrino. The 800 year old painted frescoes are astoundingly beautiful and interesting. Also walk to the top to Bominaco castle for a 360 view.

Beach

Pineto Beach north of Pescara. Park along the road next to the railway in the shade and walk across. Look for the Torre di Cerrano rising up from the beach.
Beach Paradise
Pineto Beach north of Pescara. Park along the road next to the railway in the shade and walk across. Look for the Torre di Cerrano rising up from the beach.
Nice beaches, good restaurants by the sea and nightlife for something more lively than the mountains.
Province of Pescara
Nice beaches, good restaurants by the sea and nightlife for something more lively than the mountains.

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Kayak Canoe on River Tirino

Beautiful trip with a great rental company nearby. https://www.ilbosso.com/en/