Authentic cultural, culinary and active vacations in Abruzzo, Italy and beyond

ABOUT US AND OUR TOURS

For anyone eager to live an immersive adventure in the Italian culture and traditions, where you really get to know the food, region and people, your host and local guide Fabrizio, together with his family & friends, has put together amazing experiences that combine passion, beautiful places and locals to show you the best of the region’s off-the-beaten-track secrets.

Fabrizio is the founder and tour guide of Italia Sweet Italia, an incoming tour operator specialized in organizing experiential vacations in Abruzzo. Our aim is to promote sustainable tourism in Abruzzo, Italy and to introduce people from around the globe to the delights of our region and experience its traditions, arts, food, folklore and, of course, its people.

 

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WHY CHOOSE US?

WE ARE PROUD TO BE LOCAL

  • Only 100% authentic experiences
  • Deep connections with the people who live here
  • We have a passion for our culture and our communities

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME TRIP

  • Read the glowing reviews from our  guests on Tripadvisor
  • We know how to make you feel right at home
  • We keep our groups small so we can  take care of every detail

SUSTAINABILITY AND PASSION

  • We promote the local culture as a sign of responsible travel
  • We are focused on preserving our way of life
  • We involve small, family-run and passion-driven businesses

7 REASONS TO EXPERIENCE ABRUZZO

What defines the perfect area to have an authentic Italian vacation? With the highest Apennine mountains in central Italy, an Adriatic coastline that boasts 8 blue flags and the highest number of beautiful hill & mountain villages as listed by I borghi più belli d’Italia, Abruzzo is high on the list for an unforgettable Italian experience.

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AUTHENTICITY AND WARM HOSPITALITY OF THE PEOPLE

Enjoy the authenticity and warm hospitality of the Abruzzo people, the value and genuineness of human relationships, tranquility, slow pace of life. Abruzzo and its people, the Abruzzese, will reawaken your senses and provide an unforgettable Italian vacation you will never forget!

OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACKS AND A SHORT DRIVE FROM ROME

Abruzzo is just a short and very beautiful drive (2-3 hours) from Rome and remains unknown and off-the-beaten to many non Italians. Over here, life hasn’t changed so much during the years and we can make sure you experience it authentically. For this reason we can give you the special attention you deserve and we can offer a unique and affordable vacation.

THE GASTRONOMIC HERITAGE

Thanks to the closeness of mountains and coastline, Abruzzo has a very diverse gastronomic heritage that includes one the best saffron in the world, truffles, extra-virgin olive oil, fish soups, pecorino cheese, “arrosticini” (unique to Abruzzo sheep skewers), ventricina salami, many kinds of wines like Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and much more.

GREEN AND BREATHTAKING VIEWS

Considered the greenest region on the European continent, Abruzzo has 75% of the flora and fauna species in Europe, and three National Parks. You will find the Apennine ski slopes on the west side and the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea on the east coast, some of them only 20 miles away, making it possible to spend the morning skiing and the afternoon at the beach enjoying breathtaking views.

ENCHANTED MEDIEVAL VILLAGES

You can admire many castles and charming hilltop villages completely stone made that will let you feel magic atmospheres, and go back to medieval times. You can also meet old ladies in pinafores who bring their chairs outside their homes and sit in gossipy groups, shelling beans or stringing onions into plaits.

THE TRABOCCHI COAST

A blue sea caresses a 26-miles coast, which is known as the Trabocchi Coast for its collection of centuries old fishing net structures called trabocchi. These wooden platforms extend into the sea, allowing fisherman to safely reach deep waters. Some of them are still managed by generations of fisherman who converted them into restaurants. It is possible to discover the Trabocchi Coast biking along a fascinating cycle path.

THE ANCIENT VASTO, OUR BASE ON THE ADRIATIC SEA

Vasto is a hilltop town overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The old centre is a lovely medieval spot with Roman ruins and beautiful buildings such as the castle and Palazzo d’Avalos. If you keep wandering through the narrow alleyways you will find yourself speechless in front of the view over the gulf, from where you can also spot the charming Tremiti Islands and Gargano promontory in Puglia. Vasto is also well known for the variety of its beaches and the nature reserve of Punta Aderci.

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