The Abruzzo region of Italy

Caggiune e Caggiunitte

02 September 2010 Published in Abruzzo Recipes

Thank you so much for searching for the caggiune recipe from Chieti. I look forward to seeing it on the Delicious Italy website. I think the section on your website dealing with the Abruzzi has great information. Actually, I think the entire website is wonderful. Keep up the good work! M.D.

This recipe comes from the Province of Chieti and explains how to make the traditional Christmas sweets. It takes around 4 hours to prepare according to our source, 1hr 15mins to cook and 10 seconds to eat!


600g of boiled and creamed chick peas, 300g honey, 500gr flour, 100gr sugar, caster sugar, cooking chocolate, chopped pine nuts, 3 eggs, salt, milk, olive oil, glass of sweet white wine, mostocotto.

Last modified on 23 February 2012

Fiadoni cheese cake

22 April 2011 Published in Abruzzo Recipes

This recipe is one of the most delicious cheese pastry dishes from Abruzzo. I still remember my two grannies preparing them a few days before Easter. If you are in Abruzzo look for it, they are available everywhere. Many thanks to Lifeinabruzzo for the courtesy of letting us publish it.


Pastry: 420 g Plain Flour (00), 3 Large Organic Eggs, 60 ml Olive Oil, 80 ml Milk, 2 tablespoons Baking Powder, Good pinch of salt

Filling: 5 Large Organic Eggs 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder 450g of grated mixed pecorino cheeses Pinch of nutmeg Black Pepper to Taste

Last modified on 13 November 2011

Salumi festival ancient pork recipe

02 September 2010 Published in Abruzzo Recipes

More on pork traditions and salumi festivals in Abruzzo.

Last modified on 11 August 2011

Gran Sasso itinerary

26 August 2010 Published in Abruzzo Itineraries

This walking route takes the hiker from from Prati di Tivo (mt. 1450) to the Garibaldi Refuge (mt. 2230), on to the Rio Arno falls, Val del Mavone and Campo Pericoli (3 hours on foot, by mountain bike or on horseback).

Last modified on 19 January 2011

Tagliolini pasta with garden vegetables and saffron from L'Aquila

02 September 2010 Published in Abruzzo Recipes

Zafferano DOP dell'Aquila is produced in a clearly defined zone which takes in the towns of Barisciano, Caporciano, Fagnano Alto, Fontecchio, L'Aquila, Molina Aterno, Poggio Picenze, Prata d'Ansidonia, San Demetrio nel Vestini, San Pio delle Camere, Tione degli Abruzzi, Villa Sant'Angelo and, of course, Navelli.

The saffron is planted in August and the first shoots appear in September with the rains following the summer.

Last modified on 18 January 2011

Stewed mutton sheep recipe from Abruzzo

02 September 2010 Published in Abruzzo Recipes

The seasonal movement of sheep from Abruzzo to Puglia called the 'transumanza' was so vast that it is still possible to see the tracks left by millions of hooves on the way to Foggia. For sure not all of them made it, and this filling lunch must have been a popular.

Last modified on 10 January 2011

Braciole di Capra all'Atessana

02 September 2010 Published in Abruzzo Recipes

This dish is ideal for the cooler months in the Abruzzese mountains and is goat fried in olive oil.

Last modified on 10 January 2011