Abruzzo in sweet poetry

Today it’s drizzling, but sometimes it’s nice to stay at home. I usually take the opportunity to dedicate myself to some of my passions.

One of these is the cuisine and, to be honest, I love making desserts.
Being very demanding and greedy I always go in search of delicacies of our tradition, in the preparation of which are only used genuine products of the area.

Thinking about my beloved territory I remembered to have recently bought a truly unique book, “Sapori e paesaggi del cuore” (Flavors and landscapes of the Heart) which, between verses and photographs, tells the recipes of the Abruzz tradition.
I was pushed to buy it when in a review I read that Franca Prosperi, the author, begins like this:

Dear Abruzzo, you are a living poetry.

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The pleasure of a Tui Na massage

The power of the Majella to regenerate body and mind is even more enriched thanks to the Tui Na Massages.

Travelling is a unique experience, especially in regions like Abruzzo where every corner hides a wonderful place to discover and explore. But sometimes, what you need is just a little peace in a relaxing and welcoming place, far from civilization and surrounded by nature.
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Vacation in Abruzzo: Relax, Spa and Wellness

You can choose to come to Abruzzo if you want to pamper your body as well as your mind.

In the medieval hamlet of Caramanico Terme, you will find one of the more valide spas, Terme di Caramanico, for hydropinic treatments on a European level, with a large specialized pediatric ward. The month of June is ideal to take advantage of this place because times are slower and your permanence will be even more pleasant if you choose to stay in one of our apartments immersed in the green of the Majella National Park and reach the centre of Caramanico in just ten minutes by car.Continue reading

Trekking with your 4-legged friend

si parte per Sant'Eufemia a Majella Abruzzo

Starting from Case Catalano you can spend a pleasant day with your dog visiting the characteristic villages of the Majella National Park area.

You need hiking shoes, water, a hat and a small snack. For your dog a collar, an H type or Norwegian type dog harness (there is a fountain in Roccacaramanico and Passo San Leonardo). The first village you can reach by car is Sant’Eufemia (Valle Giumentina – Caramanico – Sant’Eufemia), about 25 km distant.Continue reading

On vacation, by plane, with your 4-legged friend


For your vacation, you can reach Case Catalano also by plane.

The Liberi airport is located in Pescara, at 40 km from us and you can arrive with direct and economic flights from about 30 countries from all over Europe. Some of Ryanair’s most popular flights come from Girona, Krakow, Warsaw, Milan, London, Frankfurt, Charleroi, Dusseldorf and Paris. The airport is located Continue reading

Visit to the city of Chieti

This afternoon, Carmine and I decided to go to Chieti, the ancient Maruccina town, which is only 28 km our from our Residences. You can easily reach it by taking the provincial road or by taking the highway from Scafa up to Chieti Scalo and then reaching Chieti town. We remembered that many prehistoric finds discovered in the Giumentina Valley 

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