Abruzzo is a place full of charm and mystery. So close yet so far from traditional tourism destinations…
In Abruzzo, there is an old proverb that reads: “Lu ve ‘bbone se vênne without branches”. Good wine is sold without branches “.
And it is perfect to describe the spirit of this land without frills. A place that is so close yet so unexplored and with a unique ability to fascinate.
That’s right: because Abruzzo is a region that knows how to enchant.
Located between the Central Apennines and the Adriatic coast, Abruzzo is the taste of authentic Italy, one that never ceases to amaze. It is a region characterized by extremes and opposites. You can’t desire a place more Italian than that.
A traditional, true, simple, natural place, characterized by the spontaneity of its people.
The nature of this region offers different landscapes, from the mountain ones where you can ski in winter, to the hilly landscapes where the vines grow strong thanks to the particular climatic conditions, to the beaches where you can sunbathe and cool off in the sea.
Wandering around Abruzzo between art and monuments
If nature has made Abruzzo a rich and spectacular region, we must not forget the contribution of man; this region is rich in art, monuments and villages that are worth visiting.
History and man have allowed the creation of magical and exceptional places; villages such as L’Aquila, Sulmona, Pacentro, Atri and many others are an example.
Countries lost in time, but so full of charm.
Anyone travelling to this beautiful region should not miss places like Rocca Calascio, Lake San Domenico, Roccascalegna Castle or the Punta Aderci nature reserve.
The Gran Sasso massif
Last but not least…the Gran Sasso massif. An incredible place where the highest peaks of the Apennines and the landscapes create suggestions so different from each other. Like Campo Imperatore, the most extended tableland in the whole Apennines renamed “little Tibet”.
It is in this ample flat area that dominate the Corno Grande with its more than 2900 meters and the Corno Piccolo. People say that on the brightest days these peaks are visible even from Dalmatia.
L’Aquila is not only the capital of Abruzzo.
For sure Aquila is a splendid city but also an open wound for our country after the terrible earthquake of April 6, 2009.
Renaissance, Baroque, imbued with its charm, this city that still bears the scars of that tremendous earthquake in the historic centre, is a phenomenal concentration of art and culture with amazing places such as the Basilica of San Bernardino, the Spanish Fort, the Basilica of Santa Maria Collemagno and, of course, the Duomo Cathedral square.
Already reborn after the terrible earthquakes of 1349 and 1703, this proud city is raising its head again.
Do you want to discover Abruzzo?
Art, nature and good food. Abruzzo reserves surprises for any kind traveller, from those who love plan air to those who want to dedicate themselves to cultural holidays. So close yet so far away from traditional mass tourism destinations.
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