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Abruzzo, half way down the boot of Italy, on the other side of the peninsula from Rome, is one of the least visited parts of Italy. Famed for its dramatic geography, for years it was isolated by the Majella mountains. In the midst of this wild landscape is Fireflies & Figs, a new glampsite of two yurts (with plans for three more) set on the slopes of a valley, overlooking olive trees, vines and mountain peaks beyond. Visit hilltop villages where you can stock up on regional specialities, such as wild boar or pecorino cheese (Abruzzo is known as the larder of Italy); or head to the coast, famed for its trabacci, Unesco-protected fishing pontoons and seafood restaurants. Or explore the immediate surroundings – there are walking and biking trials, and two lakes nearby where you can kayak and sail in summer. Not forgetting the chance to simple unwind in a place of staggering beauty. Breakfast includes fruit from the orchard and honey and fresh eggs from the neighbours, and four nights a week the English owners cook a four-course meal (£35 a head including wine).
• £110 a night B&B, firefliesandfigs.co.uk