Half way down Italy’s eastern coast, facing the Adriatic Sea, lies the region of Abruzzo. The region is essentially hilly and mountainous and stretches from the Apennines to the rocky coastline. It embraces the highest and hugest massifs of Central Italy, with landscapes of rugged and intact beauty, and peaks which often are higher than 2,000 meters.

The hillsides are excellent for viticulture, where the cool breezes from the mountains encounter the warmer air from the Adriatic.