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Abruzzo

L'Aquila
Saturday, August 25TH, 2012 by
L'Aquila is one the most beautiful cities in Italy, and has been for hundreds of years, despite its many trials. The most recent devastating event was an earthquake in 2009 that partially destroyed the city; in a twist, this same devastation brought L'Aquila to the international spotlight more...
Castello Boncompagni is the ducal castle on the beautiful Isola del Liri. The palace is an ancient fortified castle full of history and located close to the island’s old town, where the two branches of the Liri River form the island mass. Two beautiful waterfalls, Valcatoio and the Great Falls,...
Majella National Park
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by
Panorama of Majella and Sangro's Valley In Abruzzi you will find the Majella Massif, an imposing mountain group called Montagna Madre (Mother Mountain) by the locals and which was referred to by Pilny the Elder as the Padre dei Monti (Mountains' Father). Along with Porrara, Morrone and Monte...
Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by
  Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National ParkSpread over an area of 150,000 hectares this Italian national park, in the province of L'Aquila, is dominated by the Gran Sasso, a massif that towers over the surrounding area. Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga Park is located between the Mediterranean and...
National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by
  The National Park of Abruzzo - View of the Gran Sasso   The National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise is one of the largest and most important parks in Italy. Founded in 1923 the park is often known as the National Park of Abruzzo, mostly because most of the land is part of the Abruzzo region...
Teramo
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by
Teramo - Aerial View of the Historic Center - Photo courtesy of S4mb0r4/Wikimedia   About two hours outside Rome is a region that boasts both sun-capped mountains and sunny beaches and a city of the same name that offers much to discover. The region of Teramo is perfectly situated between the...
L'Aquila
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by
Gran Sasso Laid out behind ancient walls, on the top of a hill in a valley of the River Aterno and surrounded by the Gran Sasso and the Apennine Mountains, you will find the city of L'Aquila. The capital of the Abruzzo region this city has a population of about 73,000 and is a hub of tourism,...
Shopping in Abruzzo
Tuesday, December 29TH, 2009 by
Abruzzo - Provinces Abruzzo is a region in Italy situated close to Rome. Abruzzo is locted in the center of Italy and faces the Adriatic Sea along which the region has a long coastline of rocks and beaches. Spread over an area of 10,794 sq km, Abruzzo is situated in the middle of the Apennines and...
Chieti
Wednesday, November 04TH, 2009 by
Chieti OK, so you have made the trip into Italy, the vacation of a lifetime. You are ready to enjoy the finer things this ancient part of the world has to offer. Fine wine, fantastic food, beautiful museums, ancient ruins, and the sea all clamor to be part of your itinerary. There is so much to...
Pescara
Friday, October 30TH, 2009 by
Pescara by night You wake up a little early today. Try something a little different. As another gorgeous Italian day awaits, you set up shop for a look at the magnificent scene that is about to unfold. The scene has repeated itself over and over again for centuries, yet the scenery always...

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