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Sant'Antonio

It takes place from the 16th January - late afternoon and ends on 17th until late at night, with songs, sounds and mystery plays "The Temptation of St.

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TOSON D'ORO in Vasto 7th August 2016

30th Edtion, in the City of Vasto (CH):Toson d’Oro

It is the historical parade of the arrival in Vasto in 1723 of the Conestabile Sir Fabrizio Colonna to be given the necklace of the Toson d’Oro by the Marquis of Vasto Sir Cesare Michelangelo D’Avalos.

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Peaches

Peach is the ideal fruit for the summer. It is a cool, refreshing and low calorie fruit, so it is perfect for those who want to keep in line. It is the fruit of the peach tree, Prunus persica, coming from China, where it is considered a symbol of immortality.

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Hotel School in Villa Santa Maria (CH)

The origin of the chefs of Villa Santa Maria is very old. A legend says that the first chef  in this country dates back to the Caracciolo’s time, in fact the hotel school of Villa Santa Maria began in their castle.

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Easter time in Abruzzo

Abruzzo region has a strong religious spirit, deeply rooted in local traditions. The rites of Easter Holy Week are an important testimony of it. In towns and villages there are lots of demonstrations focused on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus and they are lived with intensity.

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Carnevale cake: cicerchiata

Ingredients:

Flour "00" 250 gr

Sugar 30 gr

Honey 150 gr

Eggs 4

Yolks 2

Butter 30 gr

Orange peel 2gr, Almonds 15 gr,  Walnuts 15 gr

 

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Abruzzo cakes CATARRETTE

Ingredients:

6 eggs

250 g. white flour

300 g. sugar

250 g. margarine

DIRECTIONS:

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TRABOCCO

Have you ever seen a TRABOCCO or had a lunch on it? Amazing view and it seem to swim among fishes ... Abruzzo's coast is famous also for them! Only 400 mt. from the LITTLE MERMAID statue in VASTO Marina (CH), characteristic Restaurant on the sea: Trabocco Cungarelle!

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Caggionetti

INGREDIENTS:

    300 g almonds

    100 g chocolate

    1 liter of cooked grape juice must

    flour

    250 g olive oil

    250 g white wine

    100 g sugar

    500 g mashed chestnuts or chickpeas

    1/2 glass of rum

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16th AUGUST - Saint ROCCO's day

Rocco of Montpellier, or de la Croix, known all over the world as Saint Roch, was a confessor whose death is commemorated on the 16th of August; he is specially invoked against the plague. He left all his goods to the poor to go on a pilgrimage.

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