The Italian Region (ital. Abruzzi) with the capital L'Aquila is located east of Rome with an approximately 130 kilometers long Adriatic coast. It is divided into the provinces of Chieti, L'Aquila, Teramo and Pescara. Viticulture was here by the Etruscans already in the 7th century BC Introduced in Chr. The Greek historian Polybios (210-120 BC) mentions in his History of the Roman Empire in the section on the Carthaginian Commander Hannibal (247-183 BC), that the wines from here were particularly suitable for strengthening the soldiers. Also the Roman authors Pliny the Elder (23-79) and Andrea Bacci (1524-1600) mention the wines praising.