MONTEPULCIANO GRAPE 12 Planted Acres

So Many Things to Do and See...

Location

Due east of Rome, the Abruzzo region descends from the highest peak (Gran Sasso) of the Appenine Mountains down to the Adriatic Sea. Once a long journey from Rome over high mountain passes, it is now only 2 hours away by autostrada and a 10 km-long mountain tunnel. One of Abruzzi's rivers which flows from mountain to sea is the Vomano, and the ancient hilltown of Guardia Vomano was built to protect and maintain access to the river.

Distances to Locanda Scarpone

Rome:

178 km (2 hrs)

Venice:

489 km (5 hrs)

Bologna:

337 km (3 hrs)

Florence:

422 km (4 hrs)

Open Markets

In Italy, open markets are called “Il Mercato”, which means “the market.”

Castel Nuovo Vomano

(5 minute drive from the locanda)
Every Monday from 7:30 am to  12:30pm

Notaresco

(about  a 12 minute drive from the locanda)
Every Friday from 7:30 am to 12:30pm

Roseto degli Abruzzi

(about 20 minutes from the locanda)
Every  Tuesday from 7:30 m to 12:30 pm (near the Palace of Sports)

Teramo

(about a 30 minutes drive from the locanda)
Every Saturday from 7:30 am to 12:30pm

Towns & Villages

Atri, Campli, Castel Alto, Castel Basso, Castelli, Civitella del Tronto, Giulianova, Morro d'Oro, Notaresco, Teramo

Wineries

Centorame, Fratelli Barba (Teramo), I Luminati, Azienda Agricola San Lorenzo, Strapelli, Luigi Valori, Emidio Pepe, La Quercia, Nicodemi

Restaurants

Osteria dei Sani (Notaresco)

Seafood:

Manetta (Roseto degli Abruzzi)
La Boa (Cologna Spiaggia)
Cavalluccio Marino (Roseto degli Abruzzi) Osteria dei Sani (Notaresco)

Pizza:

Gazebo  (Roseto degli Abruzzi)
Don Franchino (Castel Nuovo Vomano)
Pagus (Montepagano)
Al Vigneto

Points of Interest

  • Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo
  • San Gabriele Colledara
  • Castelli
  • Aqua Blu
  • Santo Stefano
  • Abbazia San Clemente (Guardia Vomano)
  • Abbazia di Santa Maria di Propezzano
  • Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso

Museums

  • Atri

    • Museo Capitolare
    • Museo Civico Etnografico
  • Castelli

    • Museo Archeologico Nazionale d’Abruzzo

Cultural Events

  • Winter Festival

    (March - April)
    Concerts, cabaret and theatre (towns: Alba Adriatica, Giulianova, & Teramo )
  • Itinerari Sonori

     (April)
    Jazz Festival (Bellante)
  • Maggio Fest

    (May)
    Cinema, dance & theatre in May (Teramo)
  • Roseto Opera Prima

     (July)
    Film Festival (Roseto degli Abruzzi)
  • Biennale d’arte sacra

    (July)
    Exposition of international artists (Isola del Gran Sasso — Santuario di San Gabriele)
  • Oh Jazz be Good!

    (July)
    International jazz festival. (Mosciano Sant’Angelo)
  • Green Hills in Blues

    (July)
    International Blues festival (Atri)
  • Campli nel Blues

    (July)
    International Blues festival (Campli)
  • Tra il sole e la luna

    (July)
    Theatre, music and experimental art exhibition (Montone)
  • La notte delle paure

    (August)
    Theatre shows through the abandoned villages of the National Park Gran Sasso (Valle Castellana)
  • La notte Bianca a Teramo

    (September)
    An evening of music and performances to get acquainted with the past and present ways of the town. (Teramo)
  • Tendopoli

    (September)
    Young people coming from countries all over the world  to reunite and experience an unforgettable spiritual occurance (Isola del Gran Sasso)

Sporting Events & Competitions

  • Maratonina Pretuziana

    (May)
    A marathon (Teramo)
  • Vele di maggio

    (May)
    windsurfing (Alba Adriatica)
  • Rally di Teramo

    (June)
    auto racing (Teramo)
  • Campionati Europei Pattinaggio

    (July)
    European iceskating championships (Martinsicuro)
  • Teramo, citta’ aperta al mondo-Interamnia World Cup

    (July)
    a female and male beauty pageant (Teramo)
  • Circuito mondiale beach volley maschile

    (July)
    Men’s world volleyball circuit (Roseto degli Abruzzi)
  • Campionato italiano di corsa in montagna

    (July)
    Italian mountain car racing Championships  (Prati di Tivo)
  • Ciclilaga Gran fondo di ciclismo

    (July)
    cycling (Teramo, Torricella Sicura)
  • Atletica sotto le stelle

    (August)
    The best track and field athletes from six different southern regions compete under the stars at a stadium (Nereto)
  • Trofeo Lido delle Rose di Basket

    (September)
    Basketball Tournament
  • Riviera d’Abruzzo Half Maraton

    (September)
    One half marathon at Abruzzo’s riveria (Giulianova, Tortoreto & Alba Adriatica)

Gastronomic Events

  • Cantine aperte

    (May)
    The wine-growing and the wine producing farms of the province open and introduce their own products to visitors, letting them get to know the secrets of their cellars.  (Teramo)
  • Le virtu’ di una citta’ da scoprire

    (May)
    Teramo’s traditional dish of The Virtues, composed of vegetables and legumes: it’s a good occasion to discover the city wonders. (Teramo)
  • Atri a tavola

    (July)
    Tastings of the local food products of Atri and the surrounding villages. (Teramo)
  • Calici di stele

    (July)
    Wine tastings and local food products. (Controguerra & Colonnella)
  • Mostra regional dei vini tipici

    (July)
    One of the most ancient wine exhibitions in Abruzzo. (Montepagano)
  • Sagra della porchetta italica

    (August)
    The most ancient festival in Abruzzo, where one can sample pork,  the delicious regional dish. (Campli)
  • La vetrina del Parco

    (August)
    Wine tasting and local food products from the National Park of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, musical shows and exhibitions.