Art & Culture
In the whole Abruzzo there are traces of ancient eras: our Region is a real paradise to all who loves art and culture. Simple Romanic buildings, hermitages and silent abbeys, fortresses, Reinassence and Baroque castles. There are also interesting Roman relics.
From the coast to the mountains, the territory is rich in art and monuments: some are known, others are true wonders that just wait to be discovered. A rich heritage that makes our Region a real open air Museum! Medieval churches in the middle of solitary upperlands, hermitages hided into the mountains, majestic abbeys and castles… the visible proof of so many years of history, thanks to the excellent preservation of the original features.
A lot are the Museums all along the territory, that preserve the proofs of Medieval pieces of art, archaeology, farmer tools but also modern art museums: the most important ones are in Chieti (National Archaeological Museum, where it is preserved the Capestrano Warrior), Pescara (Gabriele D’Annunzio birthplace; Civic Museum “Basilio Cascella”; Museum of the People of the Abruzzo), Picciano (Museum of Traditions and Farm Arts) and Sulmona (Civic Museum).
Strong are also the folk traditions, above all in the hinterland, where are still exercised arts and traditional jobs that give life to real pieces of art that can be bought at really convenient prices. For instance, the pottery from Castelli, or the leather, wisely work by expert artisans in Pescara… Do not miss the so many and traditional religious celebrations or festivals that are celebrated all over the Abruzzo, all year long. Every city and village has its Patron that is celebrated with an appropriate, wonderful feast! We want to remember that one of the “serpari” in Cocullo, in May. During the procession in honor of Saint Domenico, protector against snakes’ bites, pilgrims bring in procession alive reptiles together with the staute of the Saint. All year long are held feasts in the whole Abruzzo and the amazing natural landscape make even more perfect every event!