The ItaliaSweetItalia Team

A group of passionate friends, experts in their respective fields that came together to create unique experiences for those looking for a vacation in Abruzzo and Beyond.

FABRIZIO, TOUR GUIDE AND ITALIA SWEET ITALIA FOUNDER

Interested in tourism since I worked as a teenager in the summer months as a barman and waiter in Vasto (my hometown in Abruzzo), I decided to study Tourism Economics at university. I spent part of my studies as an Erasmus student in the UK, after graduation going on to work as a consultant, researcher and teacher in tourism in Universities, Study Centers and Consultancy departments in Bologna, Milan and Barcelona.

I decided to return Abruzzo that I could work and live in an area that I loved and contribute to the region by developing sustainable experiences that made the most of its climate, landscapes, friendship, culture, traditions and food.

I love arrosticini (traditional sheep skewers from Abruzzo), pallotte cac’ e ov’ (traditional cheese and egg balls), brodetto alla vastese (traditional fish stew from Vasto area) and cycling inside Punta Aderci Nature Reserve (one of the most beautiful beaches of Italy). Click here to discover more about the story of how Italia Sweet Italia was born and how I turned my passions into a job.

BERARDINO – FARMER

Berardino is a 51 year old farmer whose family has been managing this 13-acre farm for over four generations. They produce vegetables, grain, oil, wine, cheese, cold cuts and raise cattle, sheep and donkeys.

ADELE – HOUSEWIFE

Adele is a housewife who follows the teachings of her mother, dedicating her precious time to the kitchen to get those unique flavors. Now that she has also become a mother, she searches that time and those flavors with which she grew up to serve her daughter.

NICOLA and EMANUELE – WINEMAKERS

Nicola and Emanuele are two brothers with a common passion: wine. Every year, they interpret the signs of nature and use technique and intuition to create unique wines with character.

RINALDO – FISHERMAN

Rinaldo is a fisherman owner of a “trabocco”. The “trabocco” is a large spider-like fishing machine, made of wood, ropes and nets, typical to this section of the Adriatic Sea.

ETTORE – ARTIST

Ettore is an artist who lives and works in a magical place. His farm is rich in elements that stimulate the imagination and creativity. In the surrounding woods, he grow truffles he harvests and eats with friends. 

GIOVANNI and ELIO – OLIVE OIL MAKERS

Giovanni and Elio are two brothers who take care of a field of ancient olive trees and produce tasty extra virgin olive oil.

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