Abruzzo Travel Guide

  • L'Aquila
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • L'Aquila
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • L'Aquila
    by jorgejuansanchez
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Pescara

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30,111,34

L'Aquila

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41,87,23

Pescasseroli

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58,76,8

Vasto

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10,34,15

Scanno

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24,55,1

Parco Nazionale d' Abruzzo

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34,36,0

Teramo

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6,4,1

Chieti

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4,11,6

Montesilvano

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4,3,18

Barrea

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16,21,0

Silvi Marina

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0,0,15

Fossacesia

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6,13,0

Santo Stefano di Sessanio

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0,2,2

Opi

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11,13,0

Gran Sasso d'Italia

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0,3,0

Francavilla al Mare

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0,0,9

Civita d'Antino

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2,10,0

Casal Velino

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0,25,4

Pescara

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  • One More Good Seafood Restaurant

    Pescara Restaurants

    The menu looks rather poor when you start reading it, but the waiter will make you change your mind. As practically every dish will be cooked according to your taste, wish etc. All the portions are very big.There are tables with a nice sea-view. Fish in the oven and of course the starters assorty.

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  • Duca D'Aosta

    Pescara Hotels

    This is the Best Western Hotel Duca D'Aosta although VT will not let me edit the erroneous truncated...

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  • Cooking as an Art

    Pescara Restaurants

    It's so happened that we visited this restaurant 3 times (and as there are 4 of us, we managed to taste most of its menu).Our acquaintance started long before our arrival to Pescara. I read restaurant reviews at this site and chose it for our Ferragosta Dinner. I was pleasantly surprised that there was an opportunity to book a table via internet.We...

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L'Aquila

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  • the castle / Spanish fort

    L'Aquila Things to Do

    The castle of L'Aquila is also known as Spanish fort, because it was a Spanish man, Don Pedro from Toledo, viceroy of Naples, who decided to build it in 1534... to defend the city from the French armies.The architect behind it is another Spaniard, Luis Escribà, akthough the construction took centuries and none of them clearly managed to see it...

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  • Hotel La Compagnia Del Viaggiatore

    L'Aquila Hotels

    Strada Statale 80 Km 6, angolo via martin luther king, L'Aquila, 67100, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio

    L'Aquila Things to Do

    The Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio is a fantastic romanic church in the city... the largest in the Abruzzo area. Look at the white and pink stones in which it's built: it's the same stones that were used for the fountains of the 99 spouts.It dates back to 1287, and was commissioned by an hermit known as Pietro del Morrone but whose real...

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Pescasseroli

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  • Local Bus

    Pescasseroli Transportation

    A local bus service does operate from Pescasseroli to Opi, Barrea and Civitella Alfedena - but a limited service, although enough to visit the towns under your own steam. Payment is made on the bus and is quite cheap -2 euros at the most to go to Barrea about 17 km from Pescasseroli. There is only 1 Taxi in Pescasseroli too!For some of the walks we...

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  • Albergo Villino Quintiliani

    Pescasseroli Hotels

    Viale Santa Lucia,1, Pescasseroli, 67032, Italy

    Good for: Solo

  • Natural Way

    Pescasseroli Transportation

    Most of the roads and paths which pass through the protected areas are closed to traffic. Cars can only be used to arrive at the entry points of the Park, and to travel from one centre to another: excursions, walks and visits which involve contact with nature can only be carried out on foot or, for certain authorised trails, on horseback, by mule...

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Vasto

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  • Palazzo Davalos

    Vasto Things to Do

    Inside a museum of archeology about the pre roman inhabitants and a painting gallery of the Palizzis. incredible garden with a wonderful view

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  • Hotel Excelsior

    Vasto Hotels

    S.S. 16 Sud 266, Loc. Buonanotte, Vasto, 66054, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Palazzo d'Avalos

    Vasto Things to Do

    Palazzo d'Avalos is the finest building in Vasto... it's a square construction with a large courtyard at the centre, where at night, in summer, there are plenty of excellent and free concerts. The couryard, in the past, used to be a garden - the garden of delice. The palace as you see it today dates back to 1427, although some more recent...

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Scanno

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  • The road to Scanno

    Scanno Favorites

    More even than the place itself, the journey to Scanno is a trip well worth taking. We came by car from Sulmona, and the road is a gorgeous, winding drive through forested mountains and high above rivers and dams.On the way we saw towns nestled among the slopes, and a mightly hydroelectric plant, along with a bright blue reservoir (water as...

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  • Minotel Le Focette

    Scanno Hotels

    Viale del Lago, 24, , Scanno 67038

    Good for: Solo

  • A walk around Scanno, city of stairways

    Scanno Things to Do

    Scanno was made famous by the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, most notably of the maze-like steps and alleys which are its definining characteristic. Unsurprisingly, then, the best way to experience its unique ambiance is simply to explore the streets by foot.I found Scanno to be quite unlike Pescocostanzo, another small and picturesque...

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Parco Nazionale d' Abruzzo

Teramo

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  • Visit Civitella del Tronto

    Teramo Things to Do

    Just north of Teramo is the fortress town of Civitella del Tronto. It is on the border of Abruzzo and the Marche (which at one time belonged to the Papal States). It is humongous and well worth the visit. You will be impressed!!

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  • LAGO VERDE HOTEL

    Teramo Hotels

    Via Delle Terme 13, Teramo, 64037, IT

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Visit the church of the Protectorate of...

    Teramo Things to Do

    The name of the church is Madonna delle Grazie and it is located a few steps from the town center. The church is interesting in that an exact replica of the Madonna and Child can be found at a RC Church called Saint James (http://saintjames.wordpress.com) located in Penns Grove, New Jersey.

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Chieti

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Montesilvano

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  • Pizza at the shopping mall

    Montesilvano Restaurants

    In the style of an American diner on the first floor of the shopping mall, it has a long shopfront which is completely open to the mall making it pleasantly spacious feeling. Waitress service was good 4 Stagioni pizza was a hit - 2 of these with a 1/2 carafe of house wine, a coke and a beer comes in ata bout 20 Euros

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  • Hotel Sole

    Montesilvano Hotels

    Via Trentino 4, Montesilvano, 65016, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Steak fit for a king didn't cost a bomba

    Montesilvano Restaurants

    Right on the main drag just North of Via Europa, always busy, but the service is always good. Top notch selection of vino bianco and side dishes for accompaniments, especially the insalata Steak and salad with copious white wine. I know that should be red to the purists......!

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Barrea

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  • Rocky Barrea

    Barrea Favorites

    The Via Castello leads up to the castle but you can't actually get in it - instead take a turning to the left and you will come to a viewpoint. Not only lovely views of the surounding hills but also a good view of how Barrea is built on the rock.

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  • Stone Houses

    Barrea Things to Do

    Most of the houses are built out of the local stone, the pots of flowers and freshly laundered clothes brighten up the dark alleyways.

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  • Viewpoint

    Barrea Favorites

    Ok better have a look at the view we climbed to the top of the town for ;-) Here you can see how Barrea really is right in the midst of the Park

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Fossacesia

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  • swimming...

    Fossacesia Sports & Outdoors

    The best - and easiest sports activity in Fossacesia is swimming... the beach is long and gorgeously white... it's not a sandy beach, though... large pebbles all over - and the water is clean and transparent. In some places it goes down very deep after 2 metres, so it's suitable only for good swimmers - in other places, especially near the...

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  • san giovanni in venere

    Fossacesia Things to Do

    San Giovanni in Venere is a beautiful monastic complex located on the outskirts of fossacesia paese. There's a church and an annex monastery - the name comes from a temple dedicated to Venere (venus) that once stood where the complex is. Some of the stones in which the temple was built were used to build the church's crypt.The complex became an...

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  • il trabocco

    Fossacesia Things to Do

    The trabocco is a unique fishing house typical of this coastal area of Abruzzo - you can find it only here and nowhere else... almost. Strangely I saw some similar though simpler structures in Vietnam. Go figure.Fishermen in the past used to fish from those houses... they are normally on stils and located some metres from the shore, and you can...

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Opi

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  • Town layout

    Opi Favorites

    Opi has fundamental layout particular to it - two rows of houses following the crest of the hill and meeting at the ends with the homes designed for both humans and animals.The two storeys facing inward to the street are for the family whereas the two storeys entered from outside the town, are used as stables and storerooms.

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  • Fondillo Valley Vista

    Opi Off The Beaten Path

    If you make the effort to climb to the top of Opi you will be rewarded with a lovely view down the Fondillo Valley in the direction of Pescasseroli some 8 km away.

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  • Mail box

    Opi Off The Beaten Path

    Just as in Barrea I spotted some cute mailboxes in the stonework of the houses - like this example. I know Simone likes these so I though I would add this tip :-)

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Top Abruzzo Hotels

Pescara Hotels
30 Reviews - 111 Photos
Vasto Hotels
10 Reviews - 34 Photos
Pescasseroli Hotels
58 Reviews - 76 Photos
L'Aquila Hotels
41 Reviews - 87 Photos
Teramo Hotels
6 Reviews - 4 Photos
Silvi Marina Hotels
15 Hotels
Scanno Hotels
24 Reviews - 55 Photos
Santo Stefano di Sessanio Hotels
2 Hotels
Ortona Hotels
3 Hotels
Montesilvano Hotels
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Montagna della Maiella Hotels
1 Review - 4 Photos
Loreto Aprutino Hotels
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Francavilla al Mare Hotels
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Chieti Hotels
4 Reviews - 11 Photos
Castel di Sangro Hotels
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