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Abruzzo, a region that knows how to preserve

Abruzzo is a region that knows how to preserve: this is the statement that best summarizes the spirit and the nature of this land. Discovering its extraordinary natural landscape, traveling along the ancient and noble cities and the thousand-year-old villages perched on the peaks, the most immediate impression is that of a region that has managed to preserve many of its original features, in which an intact environment and an immemorial presence of man shows that he knew how to find the way for a mutual, respectful balance.

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Whether you decide to spend only a weekend or a entire holiday in our region,
here you will find ideas and suggestions on the most fascinating places, activities, villages and paths to discover the most authentic Abruzzo!

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Curiosity, suggestions, travel stories: information and news to get to know Abruzzo and the many experiences to be experienced in our wonderful region.

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Abbateggio

Abbateggio is a small village that stands in a beautiful natural setting, between forests of beech and oak in the Majella National Park, which includes two-thirds of its territory.

Aielli

The village of Aielli, whose territory is part of the Regional Park Velino-Sirente, is a treasure chest to discover. Lying on a calcareous rocky spur, it is surrounded by two streams: this position, easily defensible from enemy attacks, has made it for centuries the ideal place for defense and observation of the territory.

Alba Adriatica

Where is: Alba Adriatica stands on the Adriatic coast, in province of Teramo, just a few kilometers from the border with Marche region. It can be reached by the highway A14, in close proximity of the exit Val Vibrata.

Anversa degli Abruzzi

The road from Valle Peligna towards the village of Scanno is really enchanting. You will go through the Sagittario Gorges, a deep beautiful and suggestive canyon created by the Sagittario river over thousands of years. Here the WWF settled a protected area which aim is to preserve a unique territory, the Cavuto springs.

Archi

Archi is also known as the "Terrazza sul Sangro": the village rises on a rocky spur and from there the view dominates both the Aventine Valley and the Val di Sangro. Its climate, fertile land, the patience of the farmers, all this has allowed the village to become a large center for the production of extra virgin olive oil, so as to be included in the Oil Itineraries.

Atri

Atri, the ancient Hatria Picena, is located on a clayey hill at 442 m. above sea level in the province of Teramo. Many historians claim that Atri took its name from Adranus to whom the Apennine wolf was sacred. In the pre-Roman period it was the capital of the South of Piceno and in 290 B.C.

Barrea

There is a time of day when the sun illuminates the picturesque village, reflecting on the blue waters of the lake of the same name, and perhaps it is there that Barrea expresses all its magic, its being a mountain village, one thing with nature that surrounds it.

Bugnara

At an altitude of almost 600 metres, at the foot of the Colle Rotondo, lies Bugnara, surrounded by hills and woods, which dominates the entire Peligna Valley from its position.

Campli

The village of Campli is located in the province of Teramo and is a real "treasure chest" kept in the heart of the Teramo hills. An enchanting city of art where history and culture, tradition and religious worship come together to create a unique mix.

Campotosto

Campotosto is situated 43 Km far from L'Aquila city on the northern shore of the Campotosto Lake. The village is situated on a slope at 1420 mt above sea level on the righte shore of the Fucino river. The village has been under the Amatrice jurisdiction until the 18. century and then it became part of the l'Aquila county.

Caramanico Terme

Caramanico Terme is part of the club "Most Beautiful Villages of Italy". The town of Abruzzo, of Lombard origin, still retains its medieval layout consisting of remains of houses-walls, ancient doors and evocative interweaving of alleys along the town, which is enhanced by some imposing mansions arose in the Renaissance period.

Chieti

One of the oldest cities in Italy, so much so that its historical origins are confused with mythology. Chieti is a centre of considerable artistic and cultural importance. It is in a panoramic position between the Majella mountains and the Adriatic. It was the capital of the Italic population of Marrucini.

Civitella Alfedena

Getting to Civitella Alfedena, one of the smallest villages in Abruzzo, means letting yourself be fascinated by the harmony of its architecture and the atmosphere of the center, among narrow streets and old stone houses, tell stories of past centuries and invite you to get lost in their archaic magic.

Civitella del Tronto

In the high Abruzzo, very close to the Marche region, Civitella del Tronto rises: it has always been a borderland and, in particular, a sentinel time of the Kingdom of Naples between the Kingdom of Naples and the Papal State.

Fara San Martino

Fara San Martino is known as the village of water and pasta. It is located in the Majella Nationalpark near the river Verde. The medieval village is very nice and well-finished. The ancient district of Terra Vecchia is worth a visit and the access is through the Porta del Sole. Other attractions are the Naturalistic Museum and the Majella National Park Visitor Center.

Fossacesia

Lying on gentle hills overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Fossacesia is in the province of Chieti, in the heart of the Costa dei Trabocchi. Its territory develops north of the mouth of the river Sangro, where the coast is particularly jagged with bays and inlets alternating beaches of pebbles and sandy beaches.

Francavilla al Mare

Francavilla al Mare is a delightful seaside resort, famous since the second half of the 19th century. Located in the province of Chieti, the town offers a wide range of entertainment and recreation options, with a good accommodation capacity.

Giulianova

Among the most important municipalities in the province of Teramo, Giulianoiva boasts a harmonious hilly and maritime landscape that every year attracts many tourists. Roman colony born in 290 BC.

Guardiagrele

Guardiagrele, the "city of stone" narrated by Gabriele d'Annunzio of the "Triumph of Death", is a village with ancient history: colonized by the Benedictines who built a monastery on the site, it had its maximum splendor around the twelfth century.

Lama dei Peligni

It rises at the foot of Mount Amaro and at the foot of the Majella National Park, Lama, whose name reveals its ancient origins by recalling the term "lamatura", which means "land where water stagnates". In the village, to see is certainly the Renaissance Church dedicated to St. Nicholas and St.

Martinsicuro

On the border with Marche region, Martinsicuro is the first of seven pearls to welcome you to the "garden coast" of Teramo. It is an established tourist, commercial and bathing centre of Abruzzo and, although it was recently established as an autonomous municipality (1963), it boasts ancient origins.

Montesilvano

Montesilvano, close to Pescara, is a town with a strong tourist vocation linked above all to summer bathing. The coast is dotted with hotels, many of them high level and equipped with numerous entertainment services. The greatest concentration is in the northern part of the Marina, which is why it is known as the "Great Hotels" area.

Morino

Village of traditions, good food, monuments, museums but above all uncontaminated nature, Morino offers many reasons to go and discover it. The heart of this country, however, is linked to its landscape: in fact, the village lies at the gates of the Zompo lo Schioppo Nature Reserve. Among beech and chestnut woods, peaks and streams, the reserve is a green oasis of immense beauty and its heart,

Navelli

Navelli stands on a hill and to get there means to be enchanted by the graceful delicacy of its ancient village: here the houses are still built in gray stone and overlook narrow, winding streets, with steps carved directly into the rock. However, Navelli has always been famous for a product that has become, over time, a symbol of its territory: saffron.

Opi

Opi is a small perched village, nestled in the heart of the national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.

Surrounded by a mountain landscape of great charm, it has two vantage points from which the eye sweeps over the expanses of the Valle del Sangro: the Belvedere La Foce, located at the top of the village, and the Belvedere in Piazza dei Caduti.

Ortona

A city fair of culture and sea, home to eclectic artists, Ortona is also one of the most popular seaside resorts on the coast.

Pacentro

The best time to get to Pacentro is at sunset, when the lights of the village start to light up and compete with the last lights of the sky, creating an enchanted and timeless atmosphere. The village lies on the slopes of the Morrone Mountains, perched, with the mountain that protects it and the eye to control the Valle Peligna.

Penne

The village of Penne extends over four hills between the valleys of the rivers Tavo and Fino: from the village you can enjoy a panorama of great charm and gaze rests on the surrounding hills, the green woods, on the many olive trees that cover the hills and streams that cross the most low-lying areas.

Pescara

Crossed by the river of the same name, Pescara is a modern city bordering the Adriatic Sea. It arises from the union (in 1927) of two towns (Castellammare Adriatico and Pescara), formerly located on the opposite banks of a river.

Pretoro

Set on a rocky spur of the Majella, if we look at Pretoro from a distance we seem to see a village that is the continuation of the rock itself. Once reached, we enter the heart of the town and we find ourselves breathing the ancient atmosphere of this town built around 1600 after the destruction of the Castle of Pretoro, perched on the end of the rock and called "Castrum Pretorii de Theti".

Rocca San Giovanni

A small town in the province of Chieti, Rocca San Giovanni is part of the exclusive club of the "most beautiful villages in Italy". It stands on a rocky hill at 155 meters above sea level, between the mouth of the Sangro river and the Feltrino torrent.

Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE)

Where is: it is a municipality of the Teramo coast, it stretches north of Vomano river estuary. It can be reached through the Highway A14 exit Roseto degli Abruzzi. Its municipality area comes complete with the ancient hilly village of Montepagano from which you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view from the Adriatic Sea to the Gran Sasso d’Italia.

San Vito Chietino

Along the Costa dei trabocchi, between Ortona and Fossacesia, San Vito Chietino dominates the Adriatic Sea. The town, defined by D'Annunzio as "the country of the brooms", rises on a rocky spur and from its balconies you can enjoy a wide panorama that ranges from Majella to Gargano, and than to the Tremiti Islands.

Scanno

Scanno is a show that begins before the boundaries of the village. The road that goes up to hairpin bends and leads to the village is splendid: the journey becomes an experience of beauty, while the gaze is lost in the landscape, on the Sagittario Reserve and on the lake, and then settle on the village and meet a place of magic and enchantment.

Silvi

Where is: it is the most southerly seaside resort of Teramo coast, just a few kilometers from the border with Pescara province. It can be reached by the highway A14 in close proximity of the exit Pescara Nord/Città S.Angelo and headed toward North along the Main Road 16.

Tagliacozzo

Part of the history of Tagliacozzo is contained in its name: according to scholars, in fact, the toponym derives from "cut in the rock" and would indicate the slit that divides the mountain where the village has developed. Other chapters of this story are intertwined with the remains of the medieval walls that once protected the village along with the castle, now in ruins.

Tortoreto

Tortoreto, in the province of Teramo, is a renowned seaside resort, destination of many Italian and foreign tourists who love to spend their holidays on the Adriatic coast.

Vasto

Beautiful town in the province of Chieti, Vasto enchants with a charm of yesteryear. Overlooking the gulf of Trabocchi, it has ancient origins and collects the remains of three thousand years of civilization, testified by ancient towers, fortifications, churches and palaces.

Villalago

Perched at almost one thousand meters above sea level, the village of Villalago stands out against the sky, dominating the landscape and the Valle de Lacu, named for its five lakes. Its history has its roots in distant times: the town as we know it today arose in the eleventh century by the Benedictine monks and, in the late Middle Ages, underwent the domination of several feudal families.