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Abruzzo

Abruzzo is located in the center of Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the highest peaks of the Apennines. It boarders Lazio, Marche and Molise.
The Capital region is L’Aquila.
Other provinces are Pescara, Chieti, Teramo.

There is plenty of historical cities: Pescara displays the Native-House Museum of the poet Gabriele D’AnnunzioChieti, Sulmona, Teramo, Lanciano, Ortona, Vasto, Giulianova and Avezzano are rich in Roman findings and important religious buildings (abbeys and churches).

The earthquake in 2009 partially destroyed the historical center of L’Aquila (UNESCO World Heritage Site), but it is still possible to see ancient houses and remains of I century BC.

In Abruzzo many ancient medieval villages are perfectly preserved. That’s one of the reasons why Abruzzo has been chosen as a perfect set for many movies (see detail in the Territory Sheet >>>)


UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN ABRUZZO

Castel del Monte (in the Province of L’Aquila)

ART TOWNS IN ABRUZZO
Teramo

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF ITALY IN ABRUZZO
In the Province of L’Aquila:
Anversa degli Abruzzi (the cornflower of Sagittario river)
Bugnara (in the canyon of Sagittario river)
Castel del Monte (the capital of shepherds)
Introdacqua (a village hidden in two pine forests)
Navelli (the village of the thousand windows)
Opi (two rows of houses in front of the mountain)
Pacentro (back to the Middle Ages)
Pescocostanzo (the village of the interwoven threads)
Pettorano sul Gizio (the tangled maze of the “rue”)
Santo Stefano di Sessanio (the eagle’s nest in Gran Sasso)
Scanno (the most photographed village in Italy)
Tagliacozzo (the ancient capital of Marsica)
Villalago (a village among waters)

In the Province of Chieti:
Guardiagrele (in Maiella)
Pretoro (in the woods)
Rocca San Giovanni (between the hills and the sea)

In the Province of Pescara:
Abbateggio (the town of farro)
Caramanico Terme (in Majella National Park)
Città Sant’Angelo (walking through the “rue”)
Penne (the town of bricks)

In the Province of Teramo:
Castelli (clay flower)
Civitella del Tronto (the last fortress to fall)
Pietracamela (the rock-cut village)

AUTHENTIC VILLAGES OF ITALY IN ABRUZZO
In the Province of Chieti:
Archi
Fara San Martino
Lettopalena
Montazzoli
Monteferrante
Perano
Rosello

In the Province of L’Aquila:
Aielli
Barrea
Calascio
Campo di Giove
Capistrello
Cappadocia
Carsoli
Castel di Ieri
Castellafiume
Castelvecchio Calvisio
Castelvecchio Subequo
Cerchio
Civitella Roveto
Collarmele
Goriano Sicoli
Magliano de’ Marsi
Morino
Pereto
Pescina
Pettorano sul Gizio
Rocca di Botte
Sante Marie
Scontrone
Scurcola Marsicana

In the Province of Pescara:
Cappelle sul Tavo
Moscufo
San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore

In the Province of Teramo:
Montepagano, part of the municipality of Roseto degli Abruzzi
Silvi

 

WHO’S WHO IN ABRUZZO

Born in Abruzzo: poet Gabriele d’Annunzio (born in Pescara on 12th March 1863 and dead in Gardone Riviera on 1st March 1938) and the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne, born in Chieti on 17th June 1952.

Gabriele D'Annunzio
Gabriele D’Annunzio
Sergio Marchionne
Sergio Marchionne

 

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