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Characterful stone house to restore. Carunchio. Abruzzo.

Characterful stone house with traditional features to restore. Carunchio. Abruzzo.

Characterful stone house of 196 sqm to restore, traditional features, beautiful panoramic view. 20.000 €. View Property.

Villa for sale in Crecchio, 10 km far from the beach. Abruzzo.

Villa with two apartments, large garden with vineyard in Crecchio, Abruzzo.

Villa of 240 sqm, large garden with vineyard and well. Possibility to install a swimming pool. 145.000 €. View Property.

Beautiful villa with sea view. Montenero di Bisaccia. Molise.

Beautiful villa with breath-taking view of the Adriatic sea, Majella mountain and rolling hills. Molise, Italy.

Beautiful villa. 370 sqm of habitable space surrounded by 1.500 sqm garden. 350.000 €. View Property.

Life in Abruzzo. Events and Traditions.

This blog promotes life style in Abruzzo and Molise regions. Events, festivals, traditions and many others interesting, funny and useful tips about Abruzzo and Molise.

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An alternative to car or motorbike? Ape 50!!

If you come to Abruzzo you will many of these little, cute vehicles, sometime in bright colours and funny details.

Ape 50, Italy traditional vehicle

The classic Italian vehicle that is versatile, adaptable, handy and yet cute and stylish. The Ape 50 is one of the smallest vehicles on the world nevertheless, it can be loaded up to 205 km. With Ape 50 it is possible to drive in very narrow step roads, like in the historic centres of many Italian villages, in country side dirt roads and even in the city centre.

Ape furgone

To drive Ape 50 is not necessary a car driving license, it is enough a motorbike license and it is possible to drive it from the age of 14.

Ape 50, Italy traditional vehicle

Ape 50 costs only 5.000,00 euro including VAT and the insurance is nothing compared to a normal car.

The best thing about Ape 50 is that it is possible to personalise it in so many different and funny way.

Ape 50, Italy traditional vehicle
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Do you know that in Abruzzo you can find a beautiful, traditional jewellery called Presentosa?

 Presentosa is a traditional jewellery from Abruzzo a gold pendant with a very refined filigree technique. This jewellery is handmade by skilled goldsmiths.  Presentosa comes in yellow and white gold, with or without gems.

Presentosa, a traditional Abruzzo love tokenA jewellery in gold leaf and filigree work

The filigree of the jewellery represents symbols in different shapes and each shape has a different meaning: one heart in the middle means that the girl is single.

Two hearts, the girl who wears it is engaged. Two hearts joined by a crescent reversed moon shape means the girl is married.

‘Presentosa’ is an Abruzzo dialect word for ‘present’The tradition of making and giving the jewel goes back at least 200 years

Nowadays Presentosa is a gift for many different occasions and the symbols used varied: a dove is used for the baptism, communion and confirmation; a mirror is the symbol against bad luck and slanders.

Originally the Presentosa was related to the rituals of engagement, in fact it used to be offered to young women as a promise of love.

The jewellery is a perfect gift representative of the region Abruzzo and its traditions.

Originally the Presentosa was related to the rituals of engagementTraditional jewellery from Abruzzo
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 Although there is no characteristic mask-figure in Abruzzo, there are still various ritual and propitiatory customs connected with the Carnival. Among these customs we must mention the dances known as "lu saltarello" and the "lacci d'amore", a famous tradition at Sant'Andrea, the smashing of cooking pots and the greasy pole.

In Guardiagrele on the day of the carnival, people dresses in traditional clothes. Men wear a hat with a flower into the band or are dressed as carnival characters: the lawyer, the judge, the professor, the doctor, the captain, the merchant. Local women goes to church dressed in traditional long, black skirts with strips of brighter clothes and aprons, blouses decorated with handmade lace, handmade wooden shawls, and gold pendants.

Carnival in Guardiagrele, Abruzzo

In Schiavi d’Abruzzo, on the Carnival day, also known as “martedi’ grasso”, young men from the village dress up in funny carnival clothes all wearing a huge paper hat representing a bouquet of flowers and roses. These guys are called "Mazzaroni" in local dialect, they stroll the streets of the village singing, playing and dancing a traditional dance called "La Spallata", pushing each other shoulder against shoulder. They goes door to door performing their amusing show and asking for sweets, food and wine.

funny carnival clothes

In Molise Carnival is characterised by an atmosphere that takes back to Pagan rituals and is celebrated in a darker way than in many other regions of Italy where it is characterised by colourful masks, parades, amusing jokes and games. Molise celebrates the Carnival in a deeply symbolic way.

At Carpinone, Roccasicura and Forli del Sannio, the carnival puppet “Fantoccio” is burned at the stake, in the main square of the village where a huge fire burns in front of the villagers.

At Sant'Agapito the “Fantoccio” is thrown off a cliff. At Castelnuovo del Volturno, near Rocchetta a Volturno, a man is dressed as a deer andis eventually caught by a hunter performing ceremonial rituals. At Tutara there is the procession of the devil.

Carnival in Molise - Deer man

The cheese game of Vinchiaturo is something cheerer, in fact men competes in team by throwing large rounds of cheese of 15 km down the streets. This competition is called "Lancio della Ruzzola".

Lancio della ruzzola
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