Abruzzo is the ideal region to organise a customizable holiday, able to amaze and leave an indelible memory. It is the right destination for families, the single, to do stays e romantic weekends and there is no shortage of prestigious locations for those who want to dedicate themselves to the most diverse activities sports, starting with skiing.
From the sea to the mountains, to the peculiar beauty typical of its beautiful ones villages, Abruzzo allows you to create easily many itineraries interesting, amusing, suggestive, where the tradition and the gluttony of a genuine and quality food and wine proposal they are the icing on the cake of an unforgettable stay. What to see and where to go? here are the 10 most beautiful places for an Abruzzo holiday.
THE overflow they are ancient fishing machines arranged on stilts. Today, however, they are the absolute protagonists of the tourism of the stretch of Abruzzo coast 40 kilometers long in the province of Chieti, which make it unique and fascinating and to whom they gave their name.
Those that D’Annunzio defined colossal spiders for the most part they have been transformed into suggestive restaurants on the sea where you can taste excellent local specialties based on very fresh fish immersed in a painting that sees the protagonist the sea and its waves. Others, however, dominate the silence and the beauty of the landscape, allowing you to enjoy the view of beautiful sunsets.
There Trabocchi coast it offers a wild environment of rare purity, where the blue color of the sea creeps among the many inlets and coves creating a landscape dominated by stacks and from cliffs and in which the green of the vegetation also stands out.
The beaches yet they are beautiful. Among these is the pebble beach of Promontory Dannunziano, ideal for those who want to spend a few hours in complete relaxation, immersing yourself in silence and nature.
Fortress of Civitella del Tronto
Is situated 600 meters above sea level, stretches for well 25 thousand meters squares and has an elliptical shape. There Fortress of Civitella del Tronto, in the province of Teramo, is perfectly accessible after a work of restoration lasted 10 years (1975-1985) and is an attraction and one historical-military testimony of rare suggestion.
There guided tour follows an itinerary that includes 3 covered walkways, the squares of arms, the cisterns, i walkways of the patrol, the remains of the Governor’s Palace, the Church of San Giacomo and the barracks.
Inside, moreover, there is the Arms Museum with his 4 rooms that allow you to admire ancient weapons and maps. In addition to offering this interesting and instructive journey into the past, the Fortress, precisely because of his strategic position and for its height, gives visitors a beautiful and almost dizzying panorama with the imposing view of the mountains of the Gran Sasso, Laga Mountains , the Maiella , the Twin Mountains and that goes up to blue sea.
Torre del Cerrano Marine Protected Area
Protected Marine Area of Torre del Cerrano it is located between Silvi and Pineto, in the province of Teramo. Offers one unique and varied naturalistic scenery, starting with the marine environment characterized by many sandy areas and from others, instead, where there are some beautiful ones bottom cliffs.
The area it is rich in fauna of various kinds: here they are found very rare insects and there is the right environment to favor the nesting of refectory. The vegetation also offers pearls of precious rarity: from Lily of Sea to Zafferanetto of the Beaches.
Very peculiar is also the transition between land and sea which is defined by the beautiful Pine forest, whose origin dates back to 1923, the year in which different varieties of trees began to be planted: the Pine tree from Pinoli and, subsequently, the Aleppo pine.
The Campotosto lake is located inside the Gran Sasso Park, in the province of L’Aquila and is part of the State Nature Reserve that protects the surrounding environment.
It is a lake artificial. Despite this, it is, however, quite integrated into the surrounding nature, surrounded by the vegetation which is reflected in the waters with its different seasonal colors.
It is located at an altitude of 1313 meters and allows you to enjoy the view of a panorama a lot suggestive, also offering a quiet environment ideal to choose if you want to spend a few hours in complete relaxation. It is also, however, also a favorite destination for sportsmen that here can devote themselves to cycle tourism, go out in canoe or carry out activities such as the birdwatching, the fishing sporty and professional, the surf.
Pacentro , in the province of L’Aquila, is located in Maiella National Park, on the slopes of Mount Morrone. The charm of this timeless place, where it is possible to take a real dip in medieval times, has allowed him to become part of the Most beautiful villages in Italy.
From a tourist point of view, there are many places of particular interest, starting with Castle Caldora (10th century) with his own square towers which, however, date back to a later period. The itinerary continues with the visit at churches present on its territory: from the one dedicated to the protector, Saint Mark Evangelist, to the ancient church of San Marcello (11th century) with its beautiful carved wooden portal.
Inside the Franciscan convent of the Observant Minor instead, there is a pictorial cycle that tells the life of St. Francis.
Very interesting and varied is also the local artisan proposal of processing products of the white Maiella stone is of filet lace. Finally, a gossip note is given by the fact that a Pacentro there is also the house where the grandparents of the singer Madonna lived: Ciccone house.
It is defined little Tibet, its share arrives up to 1900 meters and has an extension that makes it one of the largest in Italy. Campo Imperatore , in the province of L’Aquila, is a popular tourist destination in every season, in particular by sports enthusiasts and for those who want to take a dynamic holiday.
Her ski station in winter it is ideal for those who want to dedicate themselves to Alpine skiing, of bottom, Nordic or for those who want to do snowboard.
In summer instead, his are available trekking routes to do in mountain bike within a suggestive and impressive natural setting, also perfect for those who love ride horse or just go long regenerating walks.
His are also many hiking trails , to begin with from the 300 km of the Ippovia del Gran Stone. The various paths available can be tackled on foot, on horseback, i n bicycle and connect the plateau with the beautiful surrounding villages, including Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Assergi, Calascio.
Caves of Stiffe
The tourist complex of Caves of Stiffe, in the province of L’Aquila, is perfect for those who want to experience a hiking experience sensory and fascinating. You get there walking a path which starts from the town until reaching the entrance of this suggestive and unique environment that is located at 700 meters in height above sea level.
Inside the caves, which arise from one resurgence, you find a underground stream that, in its path, it has created environments that shine with charm among there light, colors and the sound of water which increases as it approaches the waterfalls that are formed due to the difference in height.
Along the way you will arrive at different rooms: from Room of Silence, where the sound of water is light and impalpable, to the Hall of the Falls, where you can admire two majestic waterfalls, up to Room of concretions, a magical environment where the creativity of nature reigns expressed in the vision of the beautiful stalactites.
The beauty of glimpses of Scanno and the lives of its people have been immortalized over time by most great photographers around the world, including Cartier-Bresson, Giacomelli, Reuter and many others.
Even today this town, in the province of L’Aquila, is a popular destination for many passionate about photography to which the path of the Route of the Photographers, which starts from the center of the village and reaches the valley.
Scanno is part of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy and it is a popular destination in every season. His itinerary tourist allows you to admire churches, palaces, decorated portals which are found on every type of dwelling, noble and peasant, the beautiful arches and much more. From the naturalistic point of view, the lake of the same name and other localities in the area, including Monte Rotondo where is the Deer wildlife oasis is Step Godi with its ski facilities.
There La Camosciara Nature Reserve, in Civitella Alfedena, in the province of L’Aquila, is a tourist destination with a uncontaminated natural environment and inhabited since Chamois of Abruzzo and from the Bear Marsicano.
It is the ideal place to live a day in the open air organizing a picnic in the dedicated area, to do long walks immersed in the evocative colors of the surrounding nature, walking or moving in mountain bike, taking advantage of the tourist train or even to participate in the many guided excursions available.
The itineraries to follow inside, surrounded by greenery, arrive until Waterfalls of the Nymphs is of the Three Spouts. Another interesting one excursion is the one in which you go a stretch of the Regio Tratturo Pescasseroli-Candela: a fascinating environment where you can also admire the presence of beautiful deer.
There fortress of Rocca Calascio, in the province of L’Aquila, reveals itself to the eye with grandeur and brightness of its white stone that stands out on the horizon. It is located in a natural environment, evocative and mysterious charm, which also gave life to the scenarios of famous movies how LadyHawke, The Name of The rose, The bride’s journey.
The fortress, which can be visited, is located at 1450 meters high and has a square plan with 4 cylindrical towers. You get there by walking a path which starts from the homonymous village, accessible and easy, from which you can enjoy of a panorama of rare beauty.
In its surroundings there is the church of Santa Maria della Pietà which has an octagonal plan and inside which it is located a sculpture depicting Archangel Michael.