27th Edition Abitare Oggi

11 - 13 March 2016 -10am-7pm- Lanciano

An exposition in LancianoFiera, of the latest household technology - energy saving, furniture, design, building etc.




Ass_Atessa25th Re-enactment of the Passion of Christ
Atessa - Sunday 20 March 2016
starting at 8pm from Piazza Garibaldi.

For those with a religious background the events at Easter time would prove most interesting with processions and dramas depicting the death of Jesus Christ. Palm Sunday may be celebrated by remembering the entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem, but on this occasion there will also be a procession through the historical centre of Atessa, passing various scenes recalling Jesus’ journey to the cross.

On Good Friday or Holy Friday at 7pm, like many other communities, there will be the procession of ‘Cristo Morto’, Christ Died, carrying a statue of the crucified Christ around the town.



The Hooded Procession - Arciconfraternità
Holy Thursday 24 March 2016 - 10pm - Lanciano


Procession of 'Arciconfraternità' della Morte ed Orazione, a 500 year old association which met for prayer in adoration of the 'Dead Christ', and established in memory of the 'fraternity' in Lanciano which carried the corpses of the dead outside the city walls. The members of the association, dressed in black gowns and hoods, the 'incappucciati', lead the procession around Lanciano with burning torches, accompanied by the 'Cireneo', an unidentified chosen brother, who carries a cross.


55th Agricultural National Fair
23 - 25 April 2016 - 9am-7pm - Lanciano

Annual agricultural fair exhibiting existing and new technology used in the Italian farming community; for working the land, pruning and cutting trees, collecting grapes, harvesting olives etc. - fascinating for anyone interested in agriculture.



Cantine Aperte:

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2016

Open Day in local Wineries, an event which has been taking place since 1993 on the last Sunday of May. Doors are open to the public giving direct contact  for those with a passion for wine. Apart from the opportunity to taste the wines and purchase directly from the ‘Cantina’, it gives the impassioned the chance to discover the secrets of wine-making and refinement.
There are many ‘Cantine’ in Abruzzo partecipating in this annual event; below is a short list of those in the area close to our rental properties:
Azienda Agricola Olivastri Tommaso - San Vito Chietino 0872.61543
Cantina Frentana - Rocca San Giovanni 0872.60152
Cantina Tollo - Tollo 0871.96251
Cantine Spinelli - Atessa 0872.897916
Colle Moro Cantina - Frisa 0872.58128
Società Coop Madonna dei Miracoli - Casalbordino 0873.918107