Fara San Martino is known as the village of water and pasta. Pretty strange bedfellows you may think, but not really when you understand how important water is to the production of pasta.
This town tucked in the entrance to the Maiella mountain is where fresh, pure, clean, and crisp mountain water is the key ingredient that makes pasta produced here taste so good. In Fara San Martino you can find three of the most renowned pasta factories - De Cecco, Cocco, and Del Verde. Hundreds of people are employed to produce millions of kilos of pasta, not only for Italy, but the world. The pasta factories source their water direct from the centre of the mountain.
My pasta of choice in Australia is De Cecco and I recommend it to you too. Look for the initial F stamped near the best before date. Then you too can enjoy pasta made from the mountain water of Fara San Martino!