A former monastery-turned-bakery is now home to the renowned Ristorante Reale. Boasting of a sprawling terrace and several charming guestrooms, the restaurant is set amidst the picturesque locales of Castel di Sangro. The sublime cuisine on offer makes use of overlooked ingredients and cooking techniques. With his aim of pioneering “Italian food of tomorrow” owner-chef Niko Romito presents skillfully prepared flavorful dishes, replete with traditional techniques and minimalist presentation. Among the many scrumptious offerings served here, diners must savor the Veal Jelly with Dried Porcini and Truffle along with Liquorice Granita with Vinegar and White Chocolate.
Pop Off is a milestone for live music presenting mainly rock groups as well as Italian singers, various experimental music and ethnic music abounds. Basically, expect to find everything that you might call rock, from the avant garde to more popular sounds. Only 10 kilometers (under six-and-a-quarter miles) from Pescara, a little before you get to Cepagatti.