C’era anche lei a Pearl Harbor, la tragica mattina del 7 dicembre 1941, sotto all’inferno di fuoco generato dagli aerei giapponesi: Helene Grazioso, infermiera di origine abruzzese. Era inquadrata nel “Corpo delle infermiere dell’esercito degli Stati Uniti” (United States Army Nurse Corps) e da diverso tempo prestava servizio presso le isole Hawaii...

Dante Bellucci, executive chef and co-owner of Tartufo in Newton Centre, grew up with seafood in his blood. His hometown Pescara lies in Abruzzese on Italy’s Adriatic Coast and is famous for both seafood and its handmade pasta. It’s no wonder Bellucci found his calling as a chef or that the Tartufo menu is so heavily influenced by fresh seafood. “I...

On the northern slopes of the Simbruini mountains, not away from the border of Lazio, Tagliacozzo is an historical centre whose walls erected in 1410 counted five doors and whose defence was submitted to a castle, in total ruin today. The best interesting part is the one meeting over the Roman arc toward the inside.

One of the best aspects of living in Italy for over a decade as a travel writer has been discovering towns I didn’t have on my radar before moving here. From Tuscany to Calabria, the Dolomites to Basilicata, this country is crammed with villages full of art, food, and natural beauty—places that many travelers miss out on while focusing on the tried...

Several little-known red grapes of Italy have achieved some small measure of renown beyond their home territories in the last 15 years, but montepulciano has not been among them. Unlike aglianico, nerello mascalese and frappato, montepulciano did not burst on to the scene, leaving behind a frenzied Instagram trail of fervent sommeliers and impassio...

The Lake Penne Oasis is located within the Lake Penne Regional Reserve, in the town of Penne in the Pescara province, in Abruzzo. It broadens for about 1,300 hectares and protects a characteristic wet environment, that of the river bands.

Olimpio Scalzitti nacque a Scontrone (AQ) il 25 febbraio del 1881. Nel 1898 a soli sedici anni emigrò per gli Stati Uniti dove giunse a bordo del piroscafo “Fulda”. Giovane, intraprendente e di vivace intelligenza non impiegò molto a realizzarsi. Mise su, dopo aver fatto ogni sorta di duro lavoro, una piccola impresa specializzata negli scavi. Nel...

Anyone who knows the history of Italian emigration in America says that the percentage of Abruzzesi who emigrated to the United States is far greater than the size of its territory and the number of its actual inhabitants, if compared with the other Italian regions. However, Abruzzo is among the first Italian regions, both for quality and quantity,...

A decade ago, I would never have said much about wines from Abruzzo or Molise, except for those from a handful of producers. And even in those few cases, save for Valentini (first without equals), I wouldn’t have done so in the generally glowing terms I use today. For Abruzzo’s and Molise’s white wines were generally neutral and oxidized quickly, w...

Sarà un 5 luglio particolare il prossimo che Mario Fratti trascorrerà a L’Aquila sua Città natale. Infatti, in occasione del novantesimo compleanno dello scrittore, giornalista e critico teatrale (figura di primo piano a New York e nel mondo culturale degli Stati Uniti dove vive dal 1963 a New York) il presidente del Consiglio regionale Giuseppe Di...