Abruzzo Travel Guide

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Pescara

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46,180,34

Scanno

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24,55,1

L'Aquila

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44,96,23

Pescasseroli

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58,76,8

Vasto

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10,34,15

Teramo

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6,4,1

Barrea

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16,21,0

Parco Nazionale d' Abruzzo

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34,36,0

Silvi Marina

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7,33,15

Civitella Alfedena

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14,16,0

Chieti

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4,11,6

Fossacesia

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6,13,0

Gran Sasso d'Italia

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3,19,0

Opi

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11,13,0

Penne

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1,8,0

Loreto Aprutino

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0,1,4

Ortona

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0,5,3

Montesilvano

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4,3,18

Castel di Sangro

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0,0,3

Casal Velino

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0,25,4

Pescara

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  • Pedestrian and cycle bridge

    Pescara Things to Do

    This pedestrian bridge was open in 2010. They made people's life a lot easier so that they can cross to other side. They opened this on the sea, a pedestrian and cycle structure that connects the two banks of the river. The two roadways, one pedestrian and one for bikes, are united behind the two banks, then forking hugging big pylon that supports...

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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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  • Pescara Port

    Pescara Things to Do

    This is my favourite part of the city, the harbor is very nice. But the weather wasn't cooperate that day. So it was unpleasant walk, but we enjoyed and glad we've done it and able to spend here. As I've seen the other side of the port where I stood on the bridge, where small boats are docked, we walk to this side near the bridge where we saw this...

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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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L'Aquila

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  • With so many choices of pizzas

    L'Aquila Restaurants

    Looking for restaurants was not so hard, but in the area where we staying near the train station there was not much around. We found this pizzeria and take away. It was still early in the evening but was already busy, people came to pick up their order. When we saw the menu there were so many of choice.So we picked salmon and mushrooms. We've...

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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

  • The Cathedral

    L'Aquila Things to Do

    It is located in a central square, near a church. Everything is damaged (it was damaged in December 2013, whe I visited L'Aquila). So I hope that when you visit L'Aquila everything will be reconstructed.

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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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  • Hotel Garni Posta

    Pescasseroli Hotels

    Via Principe di Napoli 19, Pescasseroli, 67032, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • 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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  • Villa Vignola

    Vasto Hotels

    Località Vignola S.S. 16, Vasto, 66054, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • 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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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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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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Parco Nazionale d' Abruzzo

Silvi Marina

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  • The beach front

    Silvi Marina Things to Do

    Beach resort located at the southern border, natural interest that covers much of the coastline of neighboring seaside towns of Silvi and Pineto. The coast is extremely important in the economy of the entire region For visitors that are not interested in beach, a nice walk along the seaside is a good option, there is always things do to. On the...

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  • Mion

    Silvi Marina Hotels

    Via Garibaldi 22, Silvi Marina, 64029, IT

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Church of San Salvatore

    Silvi Marina Things to Do

    Short walk from the seaside, this church is located on a small square. The historical center preserves the Mother Church with a copy of the original bell tower. The church is built around the eleventh century of Lombard origin. The front side, typical realization of Benedictine art, testifies to the presence in the fourteenth century by the monks...

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Civitella Alfedena

  • Old Witches

    Civitella Alfedena Local Customs

    The ancient residentt of Civitella believed in witches, and to defend themselves from the wiches they placed "La granata" (the Broom) behind their doors and a small sack of millet, the "La lammia". The witch could not enter the house without having first counted all the seeds of the millet and the threads of the broom. Other superstitions are still...

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  • The route taken

    Civitella Alfedena Sports & Outdoors

    The path to Civitella Alfedena from the Comisciara is well route marked from the Comisciara area of the park:From the car park entrance to this area of the national park walk about 30 mins along the road - now closed to traffic. View the waterfalls and then backtrack halfway down the road til you see a marker for route G4. At first the path enters...

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  • View of the Village

    Civitella Alfedena Things to Do

    We didn't visit the museum - we preferred an ice-cream in the cafe nearby ;-) Nor did we manage to see any wolves in the enclosed sanctuary - they were hiding or asleep somewhere. However its worth climbing up the little hill behind the museum for the view over the village from the pak land there.

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Chieti

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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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Gran Sasso d'Italia

  • Lake Providence

    Gran Sasso d'Italia Things to Do

    As we continue drove to the road of Strada Statale 80, we came to this artificial lake that is located in along the highway 80 Gran Sasso, this dam captures water from the Vomano river and is 52.2 m high. The lake basin is used as modulation which collects the waters of Hydroelectric Providence to power the next Hydroelectric San GiacomoIf continue...

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  • Effort to see it all

    Gran Sasso d'Italia Things to Do

    During our trip in April to Abruzzo region the weather is not cooperated, we have rain most of the time, but we try to enjoy our trip as much as possible, we only visited the place once. Visiting Gran Sasso National Park that day is a bit difficult, hazy weather, can't hardly see the mountains. April still a lot snow up there. The landscape still...

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  • On the road...enjoy the landscape

    Gran Sasso d'Italia Things to Do

    There is still a lot of untouched and unknown place in Italy, in the middle of the Apennines. Abruzzo has as many as three national parks, including the oldest in Italy (Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo). During our drive in the park I was impressed! not only was beautiful it was absolutely worth. We stop from time to time to watch some village. The park...

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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
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Scanno Hotels
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L'Aquila Hotels
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Vasto Hotels
10 Reviews - 34 Photos
Teramo Hotels
6 Reviews - 4 Photos
Silvi Marina Hotels
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Santo Stefano di Sessanio Hotels
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Chieti Hotels
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Casal Velino Hotels
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