Get ready to live a magical experience that will make you feel like a child again!

Smell the scent of freshly baked sweets elves, reindeer, decorated fir trees, lights, Christmas balls, wooden houses, but above all… ‘Babbo Natale’ or better known as Santa Claus!

We are talking about the village of  Santa Claus of Ronzano within the Teramo province in Abruzzo. The Santa’s village entirely built of tiny curated wooden houses, which will host a series of interactive experiences for the children. Including, with elves intended on wrapping gifts and sweet reindeer just waiting for you to pamper them. On top of that, children will be able to give Christmas  letters to Santa



Food & souvenir area

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There will also be small? food area, with typical local products, hot drinks and many other delicacies!

The district of Castel Castagna is very famous for its dried meat products such us prosciutto & salame.

Church of Santa Maria di Ronzano

For the older ones, please don’t miss the visit to the outstanding Chiesa of Santa Maria di Ronzano, one of the most beautiful Romanic churches of Abruzzo erected in 1170 and built with local white stones and hand-painted with incredible frescoes.

Not enough? Take a virtual tour!

About the location

Ronzano is within the district of Castel Castagna, within the Teramo province in the region of Abruzzo

A fantastic experience for the littles and no, within the beautiful cornice of the Gran Sasso Mountain range?


6 towns you should not miss nearby Ronzano

Campli & the Holy Stair

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Recently awarded as ‘one of the most beautiful hamlets of Italy’. Located among the mountains of the “Gran Sasso & Monti dell Laga” National Park and the Adriatic coast in Abruzzo. Also, holding 1 of the 3 Holy stairs in the world.


Civitella del Tronto

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civitella del tronto, largest fortress abruzzo

It is one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy. Civitella del Tronto secretly holds the narrowest street of Italy and its famous fortress. Built by the Spanish and now holding the primate to be the second-largest fortress in Europe.


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Once an ancient Roman city, it still holds its ancient Romani ruins, architectural and artistic treasures. Have a look at my blog post on Teramo to discover more.



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ceramic maiolica abruzzo castelli

Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Louvre in Paris, and other international museums collect the Castelli majolica ceramic, one of Italy’s most important ceramic traditions. You can visit the workshops of some of the fifty Artigiani, as well as the ceramic museum and the stunning ‘Sistine Chapel’ of Castelli, a whole church covered by hand-made ceramic tiles from the 15 & 16 century.

Isola del Gran Sasso

Situated in the heart of a spacious and suggestive valley, called ‘Valle Siciliana’, among green hills and fields, arises the ancient village of “Isola del Gran Sasso”, still in reconstruction after the last earthquake of 2016.


To visit during the second week of August: for the ancient festival ‘Sagra del Prosciutto abruzzese’ and the ‘ddù botte’ Festival, a competition among the players of this local instruments.

Want to visit the church?

The official contacts of the Santa Maria di Ronzano’s church; +39 0861 697250

Not everyone speaks English, but you can try.

Instead,  if you are looking to organise a trip to Abruzzo, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.


With Amore From

Marino Cardelli

Marino Cardelli

Marino Cardelli

Food & Wine Enthusiast, 2nd level Qualified Wine Sommelier, Licensed Tour Leader of the Abruzzo Region, Official Abruzzo Smart Ambassador. I try to create environments & opportunities for Abruzzo's small business, young people and our traditions to thrive through sustainable tourism.

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