Casalbordino is a nice town in Abruzzo on the coast of about 6.000 inhabitants. Located between the green hills, the town is embraced by the majestic mountains of the Apennines and caressed by the green of the Adriatic Sea, whose golden beaches are just 5 km far.
The Lido and Casalbordino beach are along the suggestive Trabocchi Coast and a short distance from the spectacular rocky coast of the marine reserve of Punta Aderci.
The town, despite having all the facilities of a large modern town, still retains the atmosphere and poetry of the suburbs of the Italian province, with all its age-old and typical rituals of the “sweet life”: “espresso” and drink consumed lazily sitting in cafés talking about politics and the destiny of the world; the “dressing well” even to go to the market, the Mass and the Sunday lunch, the talk and gossip in the square, processions and religious festivals, the crowded beaches and festive in summer.
Casalbordino is also home to important and renowned international music festivals and throughout the year there are exhibitions, cultural events, art markets, folk festivals and food festivals. The surrounding area is also quaint and interesting with its historic towns, wineries, countryside, beaches, nature parks and reserves are suitable for activities such as hiking, horseback riding, ecological and cultural walks, mountain biking, windsurfing …
In addition, Casalbordino, for its center location, offers the advantage of being a town well connected by bus or train so it’s easy to achieve great and important centers such Vasto, Lanciano, Pescara, Rome, Florence or Venice. Last but not least, Casalbordino is a place where the costs are not expensive, with a few euro a day you can stay, dinner or lunch at one of the many quaint restaurants, enjoy a good “Montepulciano” wine, shopping and sports facilities, go to the beach every day.
Of great interest, reported on the Adriatic highway, the remains of the abbey of S. Stefano in Rivo Maris. The remains of an early Christian basilica with adjoining cemetery, and the medieval monastery are located on a hill, at whose feet have unearthed the ruins of a Roman building thought to be a almost an ancient station, located along a Roman road has been partially traced from tratturo Aquila-Foggia. Dating from the middle of the fifth and sixth centuries is the first plant of the church, important evidence of Christianity origin in the region; the building was then renovated again in the early Middle Ages. The tenth century attests the presence of Benedictine monks; the abbey, united in 1257 to the Cistercian Abbey of Santa Maria d’Arabona, was inhabited by monks until 1380. Sacked and desecrated in the second decade of the fifteenth century, during the war between the Queen Giovanna II partisans and its enemies, it was again looted and then set on fire, in 1566, from Turkish.
Today Casalbordino is known above all for the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles erected in the sixteenth century, it was rebuilt in the nineteenth century and again in the 50s and 60s of 1900. It stands on the site of the apparition of the Madonna to the June 11, 1576 to an elderly peasant of Pollutri, Alessandro Muzio, who had his little field of wheat miraculously preserved by a violent hail storm the previous day.
On 10 and 11 June of each year many companies of pilgrims coming from Chietino, Puglia and Molise come. It ‘s the most important Marian shrine of the region.
Casalbordino is noteworthy wine production: with its hills that go towards the sea the Casale area offers ideal conditions for exceptional grapes, so much so that the local winery “Virgin of Miracles” offers prizes and awards.
Casalbordino is noteworthy wine production: with its degradation by real sea hills the Casale area offers ideal conditions of exposure to the vine, so much so that the local winery “Virgin of Miracles” can boast of awards and accolades.
– A glass of oil
– Half a glass of white wine
– 200-300 gr Flour 00 q.s.
– 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar
For the stuffing:
– 200 grams of jam of your choice
or cooked wine
– 50 grams of chopped almonds
For the stuffing
In a bowl put the jam and the ground almonds and mix well.
The jam should be thick otherwise the potrebbere stuffing out of the cookie, if the mixture is too soft, add a little ‘chopped almonds.
Place in a large bowl the wine and the oil to add spoonfuls of the flour until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous. Let the mixture rest for about half an hour, then roll out the dough with a rolling pin or the pasta machine, form of diskettes with a glass, put the center of the penalty spot filling, fold in half, and as close to the tortelli.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 160 °.
Allow to cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Neighboring municipalities in Casalbordino
Pollutri 1,9 km
Villalfonsina 2,4 km
Torino di Sangro 6,2 km
Scerni 6,2 km
Paglieta 8,5 km
Monteodorisio 8,7 km
Cupello 11,1 km
Fossacesia 13,4 km