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It’s the Italian region in which we live, it’s the land of Aligi, the land of our wines.

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Monastery of San Martino a Valle (Chieti)

ABRUZZO

It’s the Italian region in which we live, it’s the land of Aligi, the land of our wines. The shepherd is the main character of “La Figlia di Iorio”, a famous drama of Gabriele D’Annunzio, top poet from Abruzzo. And it’s no accident: the deep roots of this region are bound to the sheep farming, furrowed by the centuries-old ways of transhumance. Between the highest mountain tops of the Appennines – the Gran Sasso and the Maiella – and the Adriatic Sea, the ways of the shepherds draw the hills and slide into the valleys, touching slightly the vineyards. One of the most typical wines of the Abruzzo, the Pecorino, is dedicated to them. In one of these valleys, the Val di Sangro, our grapes grow ripe.

Rio Verde waterfalls (Borrello - Chieti)

VAL DI SANGRO

Once it exits its mountain flow, the river Sangro spreads out in a wide valley between sweet hills, the Frentane, in the southern part of the province of Chieti. It is in this restricted area, between the mountains and the sea, that the land and the climatic conditions turn out to be ideal for the grape growing. Between the 2700 meters of the Maiella and the coast there is a distance of only 50 kilometers. The streams of air and the remarkable temperature ranges positively characterize the quality of the grapes, whereas the clayey-chalky ground of the Frentane hills does the rest, by completing an exceptional territory, that has always been particularly suitable for the cultivation of the grapevine.

BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SEA

The villages located on the mountain or on the top of the hills tell the history of Italy and centuries-old traditions, starting from the archeological sites of Juvanum and of Pallano.

Castello di Rocca Scalegna (medieval castle)
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The landscape of the land of Aligi is wonderful and has a natural environment, sometimes sweet, sometimes sharp and wild. It has always been refined by the works of men. The villages located on the mountain or on the top of the hills tell the history of Italy and centuries-old traditions, starting from the archeological sites of Juvanum and of Pallano.

Between the most interesting mountainous villages there are Roccaraso, Rivisondoli and Pescocostanzo, which are a destination of winter tourism that preserve craft, traditions and typical customs of our mountains. Further down, we find the National Park of the Maiella that is populated by chamois and wild fauna. Then Villa S. Maria, a village known for its great cooks, and Fara San Martino, with pasta factories that are among the most famous in Italy.

Going further down towards the sea there are the lakes of Bomba and of Casoli, set like sapphire in the hills, and Lanciano, with the Church of the Eucharistic Miracle that is visited every year by thousands of believers. Finally, on the clear surface of the sea we find the characteristic “trabocchi”, which are the lake dwellings used by the fishermen. A land of visions, colors, flavors and perfumes wonderfully Italian.