Discover all the secret of Teramo, this small province of Abruzzo. Experiences with locals, cooking classes, food tours, where to eat, must-see, sightseeing and interesting things to do in and near the city.

Here is a personal list of the best things to do and see in Teramo.

Duomo of Teramo

Teramo Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Teramo, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Teramo, Abruzzo, central Italy, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and to Saint Berardo, patron saint of the city. It is the seat of the Bishop of Teramo-Atri. Built-in Romanesque-Gothic style, it was consecrated in 1176 (Wikipedia)

Roman Remains

 

Roman Domus and church at Piazza Sant’Anna

 

Roman theatre (can just be seen from the outside)

 

Archeological Museum

Francesco Savini, is an important archaeological museum, holding not only the secret of the great Roman city of Interamnia (today called Teramo) but also collecting rest of the nearby pre-Romans necropolis dating from the X BC until the II BC.

At the moment the museum is closed for 2 years due to one of the earthquakes we had.

 

Art Gallery Teramo -Pinacoteca

with local art pieces of the 400 until XIX century

https://goo.gl/maps/MjiqfbrdGWw

 

Local Artisans

gili-lab – V. Delfico 32 64100 Teramo

 

Monica Castle

It’s a private beautiful castle sometimes open.

Via del Castello, 64100 Teramo TE

Local Market (Saturdays)

From about 8 am to 1 pm every Saturdays in the ‘Corso’ (main street) of Teramo there is the local market. Lots of clothing, shoes, accessories, utensils and local food. The Corso is divided into 2 sections, Corso Nuovo ‘new street’ and Corso Vecchio (old street) you will see why is called like that.

One food section is located along Corso porta madonna, the other one instead is in Piazza Verdi, you will see a piazza full of Porchetta vans, also don’t miss to visit the ancient market ‘Mercato Coperto’, it’s within the piazza.

 

Best Food Scenes in Teramo

One of the best pizza al taglio (takeaway)

OMG this is a must-try. Grab a slice of pizza at the oldest pizzeria. The staff isn’t friendly though 😀

Pizzeria Da Mario – Via Duca D’Aosta, 6, 64100 Teramo TE

 

The best ‘Tiramisu’ gelato

The Tiramisu’ gelato is the best gelato they serve here, it seems like you’re eating a Tiramisu, but is a gelato instead.

La terrazzina – Via Carlo Forti, 12, 64100 Teramo TE

 

The best creative gelato

Cremeria Ventotto – Via Antica Cattedrale, 28, 64100 Teramo TE

 

The best fresh yoghurt

You can’t try everything in one go. Stay at least 2 days in Teramo

Yo! Ice & Coffee – Via Giosuè Carducci, 7, 64100 Teramo TE

 

The oldest traditional restaurant

Trattoria da Mauro – one of the oldest restaurants in Teramo

La Clessidra – fantastic traditional restaurant only open a night

What to eat:

  • Timballo (Abruzzo’s lasagne),
  • Mazzarelle (Lettuce roll with lamb’ intestine),
  • ‘Chitarra con Pallottine alla teramana’ thin squared spaghetti with tomato sauce and tiny meatballs
  • Scrippelle Mbusse with broth
  • ‘Formaggio Fritto’ our tasty fried cheese,

If you’re interested in cooking them yourself with my nonna, feel free to contact us.

Best Craft Beers in Teramo

For craft beer lovers, here you will find the best beers from Abruzzo, Italy and international beers too.

Monkeys pub

Wine bar & Food

  • Enoteca Centrale with a selection of local wines such as Montepulciano, Trebbiano, Pecorino, Cerasuolo, etc.
  • Enoteca Pot Still They have a great selection of wines and local food, the ambient is usually quite and the staff is friendly
  • Harvest its a natural wine bar that only have natural and organic wines & other drinks.
  • Assenzio another wine bar, recommended on Tuesday when together with your drink you will get a burger with fried cheese.

 

9 towns you should not miss nearby Teramo

Campli & the Holy Stair

holy stairs campli

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

civitella del tronto, largest fortress abruzzo

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.

Teramo

picture of teramo city

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.

 

Castelli

ceramic maiolica abruzzo castelli

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.

Controguerra & Torano Nuovo

vineyards view abruzzo

Hilltop villages famous for wine production

 

Giulianova

giulianova beach

giulianova beach

Giulianova ‘alta’ (at the top) a hilltop medieval town with narrow streets and beautiful decor. instead, Giulianova ‘bassa’ (at the bottom), famous for its fishing harbour and ‘lungomare’ (seafront).

 

Montorio al Vomano

montorio al vomano teramo

montorio al vomano teramo

Small hilltop village full of history and excellent family owned food & craft artisans.

 

Campotosto

campotosto lake photo

campotosto lake photo

For its amazing lake and nature

 

Amatrice

amatriciana pasta picture

Once was within the region of Abruzzo, now part of the Lazio region, most famous for spaghetti or better  ‘Bucatini alla Amatriciana’, as well as its guanciale (pork’s cheek). Unfortunately is under reconstruction due to the recent earthquake.

 

Traditional Activities in Teramo

Visit our page to find out all the available food and cultural tours in Teramo

 

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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