Rocca San Giovanni (Abruzzo)

Rocca San Giovanni is a town in the province of Chieti, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The main attraction of the neighbourhood is the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere. Other sights are the church of St. Matthew, a medieval structure inspired, in smaller scale, to the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere and the remains of the Norman walls, built in 1061. The stretch of coast that goes from Ortona to San Salvo, and includes San Vito Chietino, Rocca San Giovanni, Fossacesia, Casalbordino and Vasto, is known as the "Trabocchi Coast". The "Trabocco" is the traditional typical marine machine that one can see in these places and it is the emblem of this coast.

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Recipes From Abruzzo


This show-stopper of a cake from Abruzzo has three layers of flavored sponge cake and two layers of rich custard for a decadent dessert.


These ring-shaped cookies, common in central and southern Italy, are made with olive oil and wine — perfect for setting out on the table with coffee or tea when guests drop by.



In Abruzzo, the soffione is a traditional Easter dessert, though its growing popularity means you can now find it year-round in many bakeries throughout the region.


Legumes form the base for this Abruzzese country-style soup, a humble but delicious dish that uses not only the chickpeas, but also their cooking liquid, leaving nothing to waste.

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@rbaines18 asks:

Ciao tutti,


BANK ACCOUNTS … Advice on best and cheapest ( charges) bank accounts for Italy.  Had a BPER account they were charging me €17 every couple of months just to have a debit card 😳.    Also about about saving accounts any thoughts.   Many thanks for any advice 😊👍🏻

@pd.1965 asks:

Hi Guys,

We are purchasing a house in Abruzzo as a second home with a view we will stay for a month at a time as we would like to drive down from the UK. Calais, Reims, into Switzerland route. We would like to bring our two dogs with us and would welcome any tips.