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Why choose Abruzzo?
Map showing Abruzzo in ItalyAbruzzo is the unspoiled heart of the Italian peninsula. This region, where the north of Italy meets the south, is also one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. To the west Abruzzo is bordered by the Apennine mountains while to the east the long sandy beaches of the Adriatic await you. Abruzzo also offers great skiing; around L’Aquila alone there are 22 ski resorts. You can ski in the morning and go to the beach in the afternoon, perfect! Large parts of western Abruzzo are national parks and the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso is just one example of the unspoilt, breathtaking scenery of the region. Located in the park is the Gran Sasso itself, Abruzzo’s highest mountain and from whose summit you are able to see both the Adriatic sea to the east and the Tyrrhenian sea to the west.

The property market in Abruzzo
Abruzzo’s property market is not as developed as that of Tuscany or Umbria and this is reflected in property prices which can be up to 50% lower than in Tuscany for a similar property. However as Abruzzo offers skiing, beaches and an outstanding natural environment it is becoming ever more attractive to investors and those searching for second homes abroad. Accessibility is also good, Ryanair budget flights arrive daily in Pescara. See also the new low-cost package that delivers a restructured house, furnished and ready for immediate use in Fossa

All About Abruzzo

The Environment and Parks
Parco Nazionale di Abruzz The Parco Nazionale di Abruzzo was established in 1922, making it the oldest in Italy and one of the oldest in Europe. The Parco Nazionale del Maiella, the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso and the Parco Regionale del Sirente Velino were set up during the 1990s.
37 nature reserves were also established in addition to this. 33% of the Abruzzo region's entire area has been made into a national nature reserve, the highest percentage of any region in Europe. This unspoilt landscape with its many species of animals is the ideal place to explore.

Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso
The Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso (150,000 hectares) consists of two mountain chains, namely the rugged Gran Sasso massif and the more gentle Monti della Laga. The Gran Sasso, "Italy's largest rock" is a wild landscape characterized by jagged peaks, ridges and sheer-falling rock faces. The Corno Grande peak at 2,912 metres and the highest in the Apennines is also part of the Gran Sasso range. While the many peaks on the eastern side and the massif's spectacular steep chalk rock faces that rise sharply from the hilly countryside create a rather Alpine-like landscape, the western side featuring the Campo Imperatore plateau (approx. 1,600 metres) is a landscape offers a rather unfamiliar experience of distance and altitude. In fact the area is known as the "little Tibet" and has often been used as the backdrop for a number of spaghetti westerns. Campo Imperatore is 30 km long and about 8 km wide. During the summer months, this a wonderful place in which to ride and hike, while during the winter it provides an ideal setting for unforgettably unique cross-country skiing or snowshoe expeditions. Hikers setting out to discover the valleys, canyons, peaks and pastures will find themselves stopping on numerous occasions, not only to wipe the sweat from their brows but also to admire the wonderful landscape and breathtaking beauty of this area. And even if you're not too keen on walking for miles, you can still enjoy most of the area's beauty by car.

And it is from this plateau that access is gained to the eternal snow of the Calderone, Europe's most southerly glacier. At these altitudes, you will be able to enjoy the crystalline shape of the Apennine edelweiss and the colours of the mountain orchids, and with a bit of luck you might also be greeted with the sight of an Abruzzo ibex or golden eagle.

Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso

After climbing for around an hour from Campo Imperatore, you'll be treated to views across the whole of central Italy, from the beaches of the Adriatic coast in the east to the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west - provided, that is, that it's a clear day.

Further to the north, you will find lake Campotosto and the "valley of the hundred waterfalls". This is where the Gran Sasso massif passes over into the more gentle Monti della Laga. The landscape is characterized by its pine, beech and birch forests (the latter is a rarity in Italy), which are peppered with small and clear streams. These watercourses combine to form a large number of waterfalls that are a spectacular sight in summer and in winter they freeze over creating a wonderful natural spectacle.

Parco Nazionale del Maiella
The Maiella mountains are named after the mysterious Greek heroine Maja, who searched for medicinal herbs in the Abruzzo mountains for her son who had been fatally wounded in battle. Locals say that the morphology of the Maiella chain of mountains resembles the silhouette of Maja, protecting her sons, the people of the Abruzzo region. It is for this reason that the locals like to refer to it as "Montagna madre" (Mother mountain) or "Montagna Sacra" (holy mountain).

The Parco Nazionale del Maiella stretches across 86,000 hectares with Monte Amaro, the Maiella massif range reaches a height of 2,795 m. During the summer the slopes are lush, green and there are plenty of forests and sources of water. The Maiella is a limestone range and has a total of 61 peaks. There are over 1,800 different species of fauna and flora, this a paradise for mountain botanists from all over the world and the spring bloom has to be seen to be believed! As the legend indicates the flora is particularly rich in medicinal herbs. The Alpine poppy and the Maiella edelweiss are present on the highest peaks. Over the last few years the attractive Apennine Wolf (Lupus italicus) has been more frequently seen. The same is true of the brown bears (Ursus arctus marsicanus), the golden eagle, chamois and the pellegrin falcon. As an environmental indicator of intact ecosystem, the shy otter is also at home here.

The Maiella region is not only an area of rich ecology, human culture can be traced back 300,000 years. The characteristic beauty of the landscape also made the region a magnet for ascetic and hermits during the early period of Christianity, who built a large number of sanctuaries and hermitages some of which are in spectacular locations. In the more recent past it has been pastoral nomads ("Transumanza") and the "Tholos", the round characteristic stone buildings, that have also become a characteristic of the region.

The Coast
The 130 km long Abruzzo coastline can be divided into two sections. To the north the coastline is flat and sandy, the southern coastline is characterised by cliffs and rocks punctuated by small and large sandy beaches. Most of the Adriatic beaches fall gently into the water and are ideal for families with children and for swimmers looking for calmer waters. In high season (from the end of July until the beginning of September, peaking around the 15th of August), these beaches are full because of their popularity among Italians. However in n May, June, the beginning of July, September and October, these beaches are ideal for a quiet and relaxing beach holiday. From Alba Adriatica to Ortona you will find long white sandy beaches, behind which rise hills with mulberry trees, strawberry trees and broom. The Gran Sasso Massif and the Monti della Laga rise in the background. Between Martinsicuro and Silvi in the Teramo province, there is an area known as "the seven sisters". This term is used to describe 7 beach resorts. Alba Adriatica, Giulianova, Roseto degli Abruzzo, Pineto and Silvi are all very nice and at these beaches you will find everything you are likely to need. The smell of liquorice is particularly intense in the Pineto area, here you will find a beach with a small pine forest. The trees, shaped by the wind into their characteristic parasol shape, provide welcome shade. Silvi is a well known seaside resort but the sea is not the only attraction: from "Silvi alta", the part of the town that is located on a 250 metre hill, you can enjoy views over large parts of the central Adriatic and can even see the Yugoslav coast on a clear day.

PescaraThere are excellent facilities in the Pescara province, along with leisure activities. There is also a modern yacht harbour in Pescara, which organizes events such as sailing competitions during the summer months. There are several beach resorts with good facilities along the 15 km stretch of coast between Montesilvano, Pescara and Francavilla. Pescara is also a well-known venue for national and international beach volleyball tournaments. From Ortona to Vasto and on to San Salvo, the coast becomes quite different, the bays cut further into the land. Shingle beaches and rocks interchange with small sandy coves. You will find small dunes in several locations such as in Lido di Casalbordino. While some are covered with typical Mediterranean scrub, in other places they appear to stretch out into the sea and form small sheltered bays. But perhaps the nicest stretch of the Abruzzo coast is to be found in the south: between Lido di Casalbordino and Punta Aderci. The deep-blue waters of this section offer a wealth of aquatic flora and fauna. This area is also a nature reserve.
You will find the famous Trabocchi coast - UNESCO Cultural Heritage of the World Site - between Ortona and San Salvo. Here you can discover the unique remains of an almost long-gone fishing era, the Trabocchi, peculiar wooden lake dwellings.

Towns
Most of the towns in the Abruzzo region are a bridge between tradition and modern-day life. History makes its presence felt almost everywhere in the form of old churches, castles, villas and Palazzi. Yet all the conveniences associated with modern living are also present. Whether you are interested in culture or just want to enjoy the shops and atmosphere, there's something here for everyone.

The towns do not have the same sprawling dimensions as other regions. The large number of public squares are used as a meeting place for old and young, especially during the summer months. Maintaining a cultural identity and a low population density (1.25 million residents in the entire region have given the Abruzzo region Italy's lowest crime rates. The standard of living is high and Foreign tourists are still a rarity in the towns. Italian is still spoken in the cafés and bars, the Abruzzo region is still a paradise for Italian authenticity!

L'Aquila
L'Aquila with its 70,000 residents is situated on the southwest side of the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso at 721m above sea level. The town has been enjoying economic growth over the last few years. A university town (founded in 1458), it is a lively and dynamic place with rich cultural life. It often plays host to jazz concerts and theatre performances.

The large number of "Piazze", which are all adorned with fountains, churches or Palazzi, the fashion boutiques and nice restaurants all conspire to make L'Aquila an inviting town with the charm of the undiscovered. Here you can enjoy the Italian way of life in the town's many elegant cafés and cappuccino bars, in the warm summer months life in the town moves out into the streets. You can sense a zest for life and, rooted in its own history, the town's identity. The town is characterised by its Romanesque architecture. The most important church in L'Aquila is the Basilica by S. Maria di Collemaggio dating back to 1287. It's typical of the Romanesque style found in the Abruzzo region. Those interested in art will find small attractions in every corner of the town centre: Churches and frescos from the Middle Ages, renaissance and baroque periods, charming courtyards, arcades, "Palazzi Nobiliari" (noble palaces) and manor houses (Palazzo Centi, Palazzo Dragonetti, the renaissance manor house of Jacopo di Notar Nanni, the Villa of Buccio di Ranallo, and Palazzo Alfieri among others). There is a pleasant small pine forest on the outskirts of the town a "green lung" where you can go on those hot summer evenings for a breath of cooler air. Click here for new opportunity to buy Italian property in Fossa just 25k from L'Aquila

Chieti
Chieti is the ancient Teate which was the main city of the Italic Marrucini population. In Roman times (about the first century B.C.) Chieti was a Roman municipality. It lies on the hills on the right side of the river Pescara and from the city you can see as far as the mountains of Gran Sasso and the Maiella. Its Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Giustino who is the patron saint of the city. It was built during the early Middle Ages, but it was almost completely rebuilt during the fourteenth century and continuously restored until the eighteenth century. Its façade and right side were designed by Guido Cirilli from 1920 to 1936, inspired by the remains of the fourteenth-century building. The fine bell tower which overlooks the main square, was begun in 1335 and finished in 1398 by Antonio da Lodi. The interior of the cathedral has a Latin cross shape, with a nave and two side aisles. You can see a silver bust of Saint Giustino, work of Nicola da Guardiagrele. in the apse on the left. Downstairs there is the crypt. Its Romanesque structure has recently been restored to as it was in the eleventh century and frescoes of the eleventh and twelfth centuries have been discovered and restored. In the beautiful Villa Comunale, surrounded by a park, you can visit the Museo Nazionale di Antichità (National Museum of Antiquity) where you can see the most important archaeological collection in Abruzzo. There you can see many objects from different archaeological sites in Abruzzo, from the Iron Age to the Roman period. Worth mentioning is the statue of king Nevio Populeio, called the Capestrano warrior. It is a clear sign of the establishment of the monarchy early in the sixth century B.C. Another building worth visiting in Chieti is the Marruccino Theatre, which was inaugurated in 1818 and called Ferdinando I theatre however after the unity of Italy in 1861 it changed its name to the present one.

Pescara
Pescara is the ancient town of Vicus AternumPescara is the ancient town of Vicus Aternum which was a common port for the people of Vestini, Marracini and Peligni. Pescara was destroyed by the barbarian invasions and later on it was rebuilt with the new name of Piscaria. In 1927 it became a province joining two different districts: Castellamare Adriatico (which was part of the province of Teramo) on the northern side of the river, and Pescara (which was part of the province of Chieti) on the southern side. Nowadays Pescara is a modern and active city, and the one which has the biggest number of inhabitants in the whole region. The administrative centre of the city is located in Piazza Italia, where you can visit the Palazzo del Governo (Government Building), seat of Prefecture and Provincial Administration. It was built in 1927 by the architect Vincenzo Pilotti and inside it, in the provincial council hall, there is the painting “La figlia di Jorio” dedicated to the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio by Franceso Paolo Michetti. The oldest part of the city lies on the southern bank of the river. Nowadays it is mostly restored and rebuilt, and it is full of restaurants and fashionable bars which get lively at night. In this area you can find two interesting museums: the Abruzzo Museum and Gabriele D’Annunzio’s House Museum. The first one is located in the former Bourbon penal colony. It’s a relevant ethnic-anthropological spot where you can follow the story of the people who used to live in that region. It also preserves many objects pertaining to the customs of the pastoral society in Abruzzo. The second museum is the house where Gabriele D’Annunzio was born the 12th March 1863. It keeps many of the letters, clothes and relics belonged to the poet. Close to D’Annunzio’s house there is the Cathedral of Saint Cetteo, also called Temple of Conciliation. The architect Cesare Bazzani built it from 1933 to 1938 drawing his inspiration from the Romanesque style churches in Abruzzo. Inside it you can see Luisa D’annunzio’s grave (poet’s mother) and a fine painting by Guercino, called S. Francis which was donated by Gabriele D’Annunzio.

Teramo
Teramo lies in a valley surrounded by hills and in front of the Laga mountains and the Gran Sasso massif. It stands at the confluence of river Vezzosa and river Tordino. That is the reason why it was called Interamnia (between two rivers) Praetuziorum during Roman times. Teramo had its golden age under the empire of August and Adrian and there are still many examples: the Thermae (Thermal baths), the Amphitheatre built in the III-IVth century A.D. and the Theatre built in 30 B.C of this period. You can still see two arches of travertine marble. The Cathedral is a very important building, situated in the centre of the city and dedicated to Saint Bernardo. The construction of the church began in 1158, but it was renewed many times until it turned into a Baroque church. Nonetheless the baroque components were cancelled by the restoration in 1930. The façade has a valuable portal, by Diodato Romano (1332), whilst the battlement rising above the portal was added afterwards. The square planned bell tower is by Antonio da Lodi (1493). The interior of the church has a nave and two side aisles. The front part of the church is Romanesque, whilst the back part is Gothic. The Museo Civico (Civic Museum) with its picture-gallery, and the Museo Archeologico (Archaeological Museum) are both worth a visit.

For more information on towns of Abruzzo see http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IT/1/

Sport and Activities
The Abruzzo region offers an extraordinary variety of activities.

Hiking and Trekking
There are a large number of hiking and trekking paths inside and outside the national parks, some of which are well marked. Educational paths have been established in several parks. There's everything here from a leisurely walk to a challenging peak top hike. The gentle slopes of the Maiella range and several ascents starting out from the Campo Imperatore are very popular among less experienced hikers.

Mountaineering
The Maiella (2793 m) and Gran-Sasso massif ranges (2912 m) offer the perfect environment for mountaineers. It's also worth bearing in mind that because the sea is much closer than in many other mountainous areas, the heights given for the Abruzzo region actually represent much steeper climbing. Corno Grande, Corno Piccolo, Pizzo d'Intermesoli and Monte Camicia are popular spots, the northeast face of the Corno Grande with a rise of 1000 m is legendary. Here alone there are around 40 different routes. The north side of the Murelle is famous for its rugged beauty in the Maiella massif range. Other highlights include the Sirente and the Serra di Celano. Climbing irons and ice axes are needed in the winter for these routes. Mountain guides and local branches of the Alpino Italiano club offer courses and expeditions.

Climbing and Free Climbing
Palestra di roccia"Palestra di roccia" in Roccamorice offers 250 equipped routes in south-facing solid rock. Climbers and free-climbers will find around 800 routes in 20 different locations. The most popular faces are those at Roccamorice, Pennapiedimante, Pietrasecca, Petrella Liri, Pizzoferrato, Pietracamela, San Vito and Monticchio.

Cycling and Mountain Biking
Given that it offers a wide range of altitudes and lower traffic volumes than elsewhere, this is the ideal region for cycling enthusiasts. The Maielletta and Campo Imperatore inclines offer experienced cyclists an experience similar to those in the Dolomites. Well trained cyclists can push themselves to the limits as they climb 200 metres over a distance of 35 km. The rolling countryside between the mountains and the sea offers the ideal environment for keen amateurs. Beginners will also find routes that are more flat. Those able to transport their bikes to Campo Imperatore will be able to discover the breathtaking beauty of the area without having to sweat too much. A cycle route is currently being constructed that will take in the entire Abruzzo coast (approx. 120 km). If you want to stray from the tarmac onto the more bumpy paths and routes in an attempt to discover the heights and hills of the Abruzzo region, then you'll need a mountain bike. A free guide in English is available at the tourist office in Pescara.

Windsurfing
Windsurfing enthusiasts will find a large number of suitable and picturesque spots along the long sandy coastline and the lakes (Barrea, Scanno, Bomba and Casoli) in the heart of the Apennine region.
You can also discover the rivers by canoe in the Abruzzo region (such as Aterno, Tirino, Pescara and Sangro). The Lago di Campotosto (1,400 m) is particularly beautiful with its views of the Gran Sasso.
Sailors will find several large mooring places on the coast in the harbours such as Pescara, Ortona, Giulianova and Vasto.

Skiing
16 different lift sites are in operation in the Abruzzo region. The most important of these are Roccaraso and Campo Felice. In the higher climbs, skiing is possible from December till April. The downhill runs of the Passo Lanciano, from where you can see the sea on a clear day, are spectacular. Skiing courses are also available. Many of the resorts are equipped with snow-making machines. Cross-country skiers will find a large number of trails in the national parks such as Macchiarvana and Gran Sasso National Parks. The Abruzzo region is a hot tip for beginners and experienced skiers. The tourist office has published a free guide in English in which the various routes are described in detail.
More advanced skiers can try out exciting ski trails away from the beaten path. Trained guides are available as well as tour suggestions in the appropriate books (I.e. "Sciescursionismo fra Lazio e Abruzzo" published in the Edizioni IL LUPO & Co. in Italian).

Horse riding
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, this region simply offers everything. There are a number of riding tracks where you will find well qualified riding instructors. Please contact us for riding tracks with support for English speaking guests. In addition to horse trekking and short excursions, there is a national endurance race that takes place on Campo Imperatore at the beginning of August.

Golf
Cerreto di Miglianico Golf ClubGolfers will also find a number of courses in the region. Thanks to the excellent conditions offered by the climate, a round of golf is possible all year round regardless of your handicap. "Cerreto di Miglianico Golf Club" is located at the foot of the San Michele Arcangelo Chapel and commands views of the snow-covered Maiella mountain range peaks. The course was designed by the famous American architect Ronald Kirby. The 18-hole course is located in the picturesque Val di Foro (Par 72, 6184 metres long) and is suitable for all handicaps. The course also welcomes non-members, so whether you're a regular player or are interested in taking up the sport, this is a wonderful way to pass the time.

The "Circolo golf d'Abruzzo" close to Chieti is another excellent course. The course boasts a fantastic location. It is situated between small hills and lakes and is framed by the Gran Sasso and the Maiella ranges.

Paragliding
If an architect had been asked to create the perfect landscape for kite flying then the result would surely have come close to that offered by the Abruzzo region. At 42° north and situated between two seas is a chain of mountains with peaks at 2-3000 m, wide valleys and accessible by a large number of routes.
The region's complex relief offers flying enthusiasts almost perfect conditions for kite flying, paragliding, and gliding. Information about gliding is available at L'Aquila and Pescara airports. The most popular places for kite flying and paragliders are the Gran Sasso massif and the Sirente-Velino. The Villa Santa Maria (L'Aquila) centre is a good place to call for longer flights between the Gran Sasso and Maiella. There are schools for kite flying and paragliding in Loreto Aprutino and Tocco da Casauria.

Climate
Visitors to the Abruzzo region during spring and the early summer will be treated to a wonderful show of colour in the form of the spring bloom ("Fioritura"). The daytime temperatures at this time of year are a comfortable 20°C. It's quite likely that the peaks of the Apennines will still be covered in snow forming a wonderfully picturesque background. Temperatures at the coast rise to approx. 24°C during high summer and 20°C inland. Temperatures can rise to over 30°C on some days. You will usually find a welcome fresh breeze in the inland areas and the cooler mountain regions are within a short distance. The autumn also offers similar temperatures in which to enjoy the wonderful colours of the season. From November onwards, you should expect more rain. You will find favourable conditions for cross-country skiing during the winter.

Food and Wine
Abruzzo has a superb and very distinctive cuisine. Main courses include maccheroni all chitarra and scrippelle’mbuse, thin pancakes sprinkled with sheep’s milk cheese and cinnamon. Timballi are savoury rice or pasta baked in moulds; legend has it that this dish was brought to Teramo by a Breton sailor who deserted from Napoleon’s army, who married and settled in the town. May Day sees the preparation of virtu, which includes seven types of meat, seven types of dry pulses, seven types of vegetables, seven shapes of pasta and seven seasonings … the whole lot cooked for seven hours. On May Day in Teramo, virtu is sold in the streets of Teramo.

Apart from the elaborate virtu, the hallmark of Abruzzo cooking is simplicity. Sheep, pork and kid are the basis of most of the meat dishes. Turkey, rabbit and stuffed fowl are other mainstays, and the long expanse of Adriatic coastline provides wonderful seafood and the classic local dish of brodetto: fish soup. The town of Pescara even owes its name to the Italian for fish (pesce). The wines range from Montepulciano d’Abruzzo reds and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo whites. There is Ratafia, a wine made from black cherries fermented under the sun, and the Doppo Arancia orange liqueur. For more information see - www.winecountry.it/regions/abruzzo/cities.php

Fairs and Festivals

Francavilla a Mare: Carnival Festivities (February).
Città Sant'Angelo: Carnival Parade of Floats (February).
San Valentino: Frittata Festival (Good Friday).
Picciano: Traditional Befana Festival (January).
Lanciano: Medieval Pageant and Horse Race (September).
Cappelli Sul Tavo: Palio del Pupo Costumed Races (August).
Villamagna: The Turks and St. Margerite Historical Re-enactment (July).
Cepagatti: Historical Parade with Floats, Fireworks and Celebrations (August).
Rivisondoli: Living Nativity Scene: hundreds of costumed figures re-enact the arrival of the Three Kings at the manger (January).
Loreto Aprutino: Procession of the Ox: this beautifully costumed procession culminates when a sumptuously outfitted ox kneels before the statue of St. Zopito (Monday after Pentecost).
Scanno: Bonfire Festival: enormous bonfires are lit on the surrounding hillsides to commemorate St. Martin (November).
Traditional Wedding Ceremony: re-enactment of the unique local wedding customs (August).
Popoli: Trout and Shrimp Festival (August).
L'Aquila: Pope Celestino's Pardon Ceremonies (August).
Good Friday Procession (sunset, Good Friday).
Sulmona: La Madonna in Piazza: medieval folklore event culminating in a staged pageant (Easter Sunday).
Fara Filiorum Petri: Farchie Festival: giant torches illuminate this festival for St. Anthony (January) (right).
Celano: Costumed Procession and Fireworks (late August).
Cappelle Sultano: Palio of the Puppets: giant puppets form a procession through the town, then explode in a shower of fireworks (August).
Rocca di Mezzo: Daffodil Festival: folklore dances, presentations and a parade of flowery floats to celebrate the arrival of spring (last Sunday in May).
Plowing Festival: re-enactment of a 17th-century custom, culminating with a race to plow the most perfect furrow (last Saturday in August).
Pacentro: Festival of the Madonna of Loreto, with a traditional bare-foot "gypsy race" (first Sunday of September).
Bucchianico: Flower Festival: re-enactment of a 13th-century military stratagem that saved the town from destruction, with costumed parades, flower-bedecked carts and exquisite miniature flower floats worn on the local ladies' heads (third Sunday of May).
Villa Santa Maria: Culinary Festival: world-famous chefs who hail from the region gather for a three-day demonstration of their skills, based on techniques and recipes that date back over centuries (October).
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