Let’s get one thing straight: Italians like to drink. To Venetians, a glass of wine is called ombra (shade or shadow in English), making reference to when wine vendors sold their goods under the protection of various building’s shadows (the Bell tower in St. Mark’s Square included).
When visiting Abruzzo be prepared to fall in love quickly and repeatedly. Stretching from the Adriatic to the Apennines, it’s a wild place, with beautiful vast mountain views across lush valleys and orange tiled villages that nestle into the soaring hills like mountain fortresses.
You will enjoy Piedmont if you are looking for a combination of fine wines, gastronomy and beautiful countryside.