Situated at the east entrance of the famous ‘Gole dei tre monti’ (“Three Mounts Gorges”), this zone has always been notorious for the particular climate of its soil, with the constant presence of the wind and the extreme change in temperature between night and day.

The wind called “Pescarino” leads to varying degrees, sometimes more quietly than some other more impetuous, creeps in to the gorges which the river Aterno-Pescara dug out between the limestone rocks. It is the longest river in Abruzzo, flowing into the Adriatic sea after 152 km and the widest basin among the rivers south of Rhine.

The earth is characterized by its looseness, by the constant presence of the wind and the extreme change in temperature between night and day. This switch in temperature allows the vineyards not only to ‘breathe’ after having absorbed the heat of the sun during the daytime, but also allows them to not retain the humidity and to favor the long maturation and weight-gain of the grape on the vine.

This area has always been considered strategic, being the only way connecting the mountain areas with the coast. Once crossed by one of the main sheep tracks which brought the flocks from L’Aquila towards the Adriatic sea, it was also a transport link for those trading with the East and for the travellers going to the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and was later followed by the ancient road layout of Tiburtina Valeria Road and, afterwards, by the A25 motorway which connects Pescara to Rome, about two hours away by car.

It is also important to note that, near the Angelucci’s cellar, this area was the foundation for the extraordinary ‘Abbazia S. Clemente a Casauria’, which is still today one of the symbols and most visited monuments in the whole Abruzzo region. Requested and protected by the emperor Ludovico II and built in 871, the structure was considered a valuable domain and outpost during the French dominion of the southern part of Italy, so much so that its cultural and economical influence as well as jurisdiction allowed for it to be treated with great importance equal to that of ‘Abbazia S. Vincenzo al Volturno’ and ‘Abbazia Montecassino’.

Other than astounding castles, breathtaking churches and inspiring hermitages, the central part of the Pescara valley offers an incredibly fascinating landscape and wildlife. The valley is mainly covered by forest which is inhabited by animals of the region, such as wolves, wild boar, golden eagles and hawks. Traces of their presence can often be found in the vineyards.