Author Archives: Experience.BellaVita

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Ambassador of Abruzzo – Abruzzo Smart Ambassadors

About 2 years ago, I decided to move back home to believe and pursue a dream called Experience BellaVita. The dream of taking lucky visitors to experience authentic local culture and food of the lesser-known region of Abruzzo. Since the … Read More

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Surgitt, Nonna’s Gnocchi Recipe from Teramo – Abruzzo Recipe

Difficulty Easy Preparation 120 minutes Cooking 5m Serves 4 people About Gnocchi is famous Italian pasta made from potatoes and flour. Here in Teramo, in Abruzzo, we call them ‘surgitt’ from the dialect ‘small mice’. The origin of the name … Read More

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Basket Weaving in Italy – Il Cestaio in Abruzzo

Behind a basket lies an infinite world of skills and experience of manual ability and deep knowledge of nature.  The art of weaving is linked to the places and characteristic plants of each territory such as branches of willow, hazelnut, … Read More

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Trabocco Abruzzo – The Italian RESTAURANT ON THE SEA

Enjoying the BellaVita & the food at the Italian pace, in one of the most wonderful places on earth, ‘Il TRABOCCO’ or also called trabucco restaurant. An ancient fisherman hut now converted into a sensational dining experience on top of … Read More

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Pasta & Ceci (Chickpeas Pasta)- Abruzzo Recipe

Difficulty Easy Preparation 10m Cooking 2h (depending on chickpeas) Serves 4 people About ‘Formaggio fritto’ literally (fried cheese) is a traditional dish from Abruzzo. It is one of the most delicious, tasty and traditional dishes of the Abruzzo region. The … Read More

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Necropolis of Campovalano Abruzzo, Italy

Necropolis of Campovalno in Abruzzo, Italy Have you ever visited a Necropolis? In the small town of Campovalano within the municipality of Campli, in Abruzzo, there is one of the most important Necropolis of central Italy, with tombs dating from … Read More

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Formaggio Fritto (Fried Cheese recipe)- Abruzzo Recipe

Difficulty Easy Preparation 10m Cooking 10m Serves 4 people About ‘Formaggio fritto’ literally (fried cheese) is a traditional dish from Abruzzo.It is one of the most delicious, tasty and traditional dishes of the Abruzzo region. The origin of this dish … Read More

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Pallotte Cacio e Ove (Cheese & Egg balls)-Abruzzo Recipe

Difficulty Easy Preparation 20m Cooking 20/25m Serves 10 people About This ricotta tart or ‘La torta dei pastori’ was used by the shepherds of Abruzzo as a morning or afternoon snack while they were away with their flock of sheep. … Read More

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Abruzzo Recipe – Shepherd’s Tart with Ricotta

Difficulty Easy Preparation 20m Cooking 20/25m Serves 10 people About This ricotta tart or ‘La torta dei pastori’ was used by the shepherds as a morning or afternoon snack while they were away with their flock of sheep. The shepherds’ … Read More

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Spreadable Sausages of Abruzzo (under oil or lard)

Some history first… Since the young age of probably 2 years old, I’ve been used to eat bread with spreadable sausages my Nonna made. I would eat it either as my school’s snack or as an afternoon tea. Nonna’s Cellar…That … Read More