The picturesque village nestling amid the hills of Teramo
The village of Controguerra, one of the most characteristic destinations in Abruzzo's winegrowing landscape, immediately captivates the visitor. Huge expanses of gently-rolling hills dotted with vineyards and olive groves stretch toward the coast as far as the eye can see.
San Floriano stands in a scenic vantage point on the hills between the sea and the Appennines. It is home to a number of archaeological remains, testifying to the thousand-year history of this little town, whose origins date back to prehistoric times. The village still retains a lively medieval vibe, which you can discover as you walk along the ancient walls as far as the Torrione, the most characteristic of all the Renaissance buildings in the historic centre. It offers a stunning view of the Vibrata valley. Your journey then continues through the narrow village streets, where you can admire the beautiful sacred architecture such as the little church of St Francis, a former convent, and the Church of St Mary of the Graces, just outside the historic centre.
Controguerra is a place where fascinating architecture combines with fabulous food and wine. The village is the ideal foodie destination and each year hosts a number of food and wine events, such as the Festa del Vino and Wine Bike, two of the most keenly-awaited happenings during summertime in the Teramo area, when visitors can discover the two complementary sides to this little town: its historic centre and the winegrowing landscapes surrounding it.