Farm Holidays in Abruzzo
Abruzzo is an agrarian region extending from the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea, from high mountain peaks to sandy beaches. One-third of its territory falls on national parks and nature reserves. The beautiful landscape of Abruzzo combines olive groves and vineyards, forests and lakes, fields and pastures. Not surprisingly, farm holidays in Abruzzo become more and more popular. Vacation in a farm (agriturismo) is an ideal formula for complete integration with nature. Guests enjoy friendly and informal atmosphere and feel welcome visitors. They are totally immersed in a healthy rural lifestyle and get in touch with ancient traditions and customs.
Farms are located in historic mansions and equipped with all modern amenities. High standards of comfort will satisfy the most demanding guests. Of course, fresh air and natural food make an essential feature of this type of vacation.
Programs of farm holidays are very diverse. Guests can watch the process of cooking traditional meals or take part in harvesting and processing grapes and olives. Agricultural farms have all the necessary conditions for outdoor activities. Guests can swim in a pool, ride horses or donkeys, go for mountain biking. Fans of art can visit cities of arts or beautiful boroughs, monasteries and churches. Gourmets can taste not only the products made in a given farm, but also participate in small vine and gastronomy tours visiting surrounding tasting rooms. Fans of folklore can take part in traditional local festivals and visit rural fairs. Very interesting cooking courses are usually organized for adults and children, as well as courses of pottery and traditional crafts.
Abruzzo is well known for producing the famous red wine Montepulciano d′Abruzzo, extra virgin olive oil, sheep and goat cheeses (pecorino and caprino), smoked meat, saffron, honey and fruit jams.