Bugnara Land of truffle


The fortified medieval village of Bugnara - province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo - is located in a lovely area surrounded by three of the four regional protected areas: the Sirente-Velino Regional Park, the Majella National Park and the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park. The village dominates the natural Peligna valley, near the Sagittario river; the landascape of extraordinary beauty hosts unique fauna and flora.

Walking through the narrow streets of Bugnara you can still see the evidence of a distant past like the ducal palace, also known as the Fortezza dello Scorpione. Built around the year One Thousand, the impressive structure highlights the defensive requirements for which it was built.

In Bugnara are produced Pecorino cheese, wine, excellent extra virgin olive oil certified to De.Co - a local food “brand”, but its pride is the truffle. The geographical position of the region, the different landscape morphology and the presence of hills, mountains and plains have created the ideal conditions for the growing of the black truffles.

To see

Church of SS. Rosario - The church overlooks the town's main square, it has a late Baroque style and it is characterized by a beauty and richness unmatched in the area.
Ducal Palace or Fortezza dello Scorpione - Dating back to the twelfth century, the structure is massive and impressive.
Shrine of Madonna della Neve - Located outside the historic center, the sanctuary built in the year One Thousand, has a Gothic style and preserves ancient such as the herring-bone floor from the original Roman temple and a plaque dedicated to the goddess Ceres.
Sirente-Velino Regional Park
Majella National Park
Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park

To taste

Pecorino cheese – Typical local cheese, originally made by shepherds
Pizzelle - Dessert made with a special handmade iron
Pasta and beans – Handmade pasta cooked with local beans
Extra virgin olive oil
Black truffle