The culinary tradition of Aquila is marked by origin peasant and rural characterizing its genuine and natural dishes. Among the products of the earth stand legumes including lentils of Santo Stefano and the beans of Paganica, the local black truffles and precious saffron produced in this plain, where it is grown and harvested still using traditional methods. Regarding the main dishes we find taccozzelle, fettuccine, pappardelle, maltagliate, volarelle, as well as the classic macaroni on guitar. While, as seconds, typical are the lamb “incaporchiato” and the sheep “cottora”. The cheeses such as pecorino and marcetto, are one of the highlights of the traditional regional cuisine. Among the salami: ham, loin, coppa, sausage meat or liver, and the mortadella of Campotosto , not forgetting the “soppressata” of Abruzzo. Among the desserts they are the confetti of Sulmona, the Ferratelle, sweet waffle with egg, flour, white wine, sugar and anise, the Chestnut and chocolate nougat, typical of the capital. Excellent wines such as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, and as a liqueur, the Ratafia.