The region of Abruzzo, in Italy, is situated east of Rome, meeting a coastline of the Adriatic Sea. Abruzzo is a greenish region that includes a part of the Apennine Mountains, forests and extensive fields. The charming towns and villages, dating back to the medieval and Renaissance periods, are scattered throughout the countryside landscapes and can be found where least expected, as in hilltops. On the coast side, you may visit resorts established for tourists, high-quality beaches and populated towns, as Pescara and Vasto. The capital L’Aquila, situated on a hillside between the peaks of Apennine and the Valley of Aterno-Pescara, attracts tourists thanks to its landscapes, the Baroque and Renaissance buildings crossed by narrow streets, and also for the nearby ski resorts. The town of Sulmona, full of historic landmarks, is also a favourite destination: just watch some of the live cams and buon viaggio!
Population: over 1.3 million
Other major cities: Pescara, Teramo, Avezzano, Chieti, Montesilvano, Vasto
Main attractions: Port of Pescara, northern Abruzzo beaches, national parks and nature reserves, ski winter resorts, Stiffe Caves, Forte Spagnolo, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Navelli, Celano, Palazzo Annunziata, Piazza Garibaldi and Acquedotto in Sulmona, Teramo cathedral, Roccascalegna Castle, Cerrano Tower, Anfiteatro Romano di Amiternum, Fontana Luminosa, Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio, Fontana delle 99 cannelle
Nearest Airports: Abruzzo Airport (PSR - Aeroporto Internazionale d'Abruzzo), Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO - Fiumicino – Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci), approximately 200 km from Abruzzo