Those who come on holiday to Abruzzo can not help but cross the famous "Wine Roads", routes that lead to the discovery of the territories while allowing you to taste some of their most prized labels. Among the most famous stops are Colonnella, Controguerra, Corropoli, Torano Nuovo and Ancarano.
In Colonnella, whose historic centre boasts a long and characteristic staircase built at the beginning of the 20th century, the 'must' stops for lovers of good wine are at the Cantina Sociale and Cantina Lepore.
Proceeding to the west wide, we enter the hills until we reach Controguerra, the production centre of the DOC of the same name and home to the Montori, Monti and Dino Illuminati wineries. The town is dominated by the ancient tower built in 1279.
Turning south, you reach the ancient settlement of Corropoli, a town built on a Neolithic settlement, known mainly for the Palio delle Botti, a medieval re-enactment that testifies to the link between the city and wine production. Among the wineries that you can visit in this stage there are the Marcocelli Farm and Valori Winery.
The next stop on our route is Torano Nuovo, also a settlement of ancient origins. Here stands the Church of S. Massimo in Varano, one of the oldest in the region. Among the most famous wineries we find the Azienda Agricola Barone Cornacchia, with its Controguerra Rosso Doc.
From here we continue to Ancarano, a town that dominates the entire valley of the Tronto Here rise the estates of the Ferliga Wineries, where the Controguerra Merlot Doc is produced.