Did you know that the best time to travel is between September and November? Whether you call it autumn, fall or late summer, this is the season when the savviest globetrotters stuff their suitcases and pen their postcards. This month we feature some special B&Bs to discover Abruzzo during fall and enjoy it at its best.
Fiori di Campo B&B (Ripa Teatina)
A lovely country house nestled on the hills of Ripa Teatina, where Tiziano and Maria (the owners) will welcome and spoil you to offer a memorable stay in Abruzzo. Whether you are looking for a romantic break for two or just a relaxing weekend with your kids, Fiori di Campo B&B is the perfect starting point to explore the surrounding area. A question to the owners: Can you give 3 reasons to stay at Fiori di Campo? The answer: 1. Relax in the countryside, under the autumn sun 2. Admire the breathtaking views 3. Listen to the sound of silence.
Casa Dell’Arciprete B&B (Arielli)
This B&B has a story to tell, meet Anastasia & Tonino (the owners) and you’ll learn why. Part of their house has been transformed and adapted to welcome tourists and make them feel at home: every piece of furniture, lamp or chair comes from local flea markets, bartering or creative recycling, each object was given a second life and perfectly decorates the cosy atmosphere. Breakfast room features a fireplace, so cool on autumn chilly mornings! A question to the owners: Can you give 3 reasons to stay at Casa Dell’Arciprete? The answer: 1. Painting in our garden, tasting a delicious homemade breakfast 2. Harvesting olives 3. Discovering the castles in the surrounding area.
Dentro La Terra Artist Retreat & Holiday Apartments (Arielli)
This brand new artist retreat and holiday apartment has so much to offer. The renovated palazzo, nestled in a historic village center and overlooking rolling hills and vineyards, features different rental options and is conceived as a platform connecting the social, economic and natural diversities of our area with global conversations and creating opportunities for mutually beneficial exchanges and contamination. A question to the owners: Can you give 3 reasons to stay at Dentro La Terra? The answer: 1. Extremely serene atmosphere 2. Tailored residency programme for creators, writers, researchers and thinkers from various disciplines 3. Live like a local in a noble palazzo
La Magnolia B&B (Ortona)
Its young and passionate owner Erica is looking forward to meeting her guests in Abruzzo. She turned her celiac disease, from which she suffers since childhood, into a strenght offering gluten-free breakfast on a regular basis. She personally select gluten-free flours to bake delicious homemade cakes and cookies, all served with organic juices and jam along with a big warm smile. A question to the owner: Can you give 3 reasons to stay at La Magnolia? The answer: 1. Taste our delicious gluten-free breakfast 2. Learn to make Montepulciano jam 3. Hire our bikes and get lost along the countryside tracks.
Bioagriturismo Le Mignole (Orsogna)
Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, this B&B will surprise you with the colors and flavors of autumn. The property is run with passion and care by Mari, one of the few female agronomists in Abruzzo, an expert in organic cultivation and olive oil production. Don’t be surprised to see her drive the tractor or harvest between the yarns, she firmly believes that going organic means to get your hands dirty. A question to the owner: Can you give 3 reasons to stay at Le Mignole? The answer: 1. Learn everything about olives cultivation and olive oil production 2. Make homemade soap bars 3. Enjoy organic food with locally grown ingredients.
To fully enjoy the foliage season in Abruzzo, here’s a list of the best places to admire the autumn leaves:
- National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.
- Lake of Scanno.
- Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.
- Maiella National Park.
- Sirente-Velino Regional Natural Park.
For each venue mentioned in the above article, Abruzzo4foodies is happy to arrange a private food or wine tour.