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Abruzzo is where the sea meets land, where farmers meet fishermen and where pastoral pursuits meet seafaring traditions. A combination able to kindle emotions, a sense of freedom and pure light-heartedness. That is why living in Abruzzo means rediscovering the authenticity of life, achieving the perfect balance of mind and body, through contact with nature, lots of fresh air and wholesome food.

The real protagonist is Nature, with its colours, its landscapes and its fragrances. Abruzzo is in fact Europe's greenest region, the beating heart of a tourist destination, where many corners of a living paradise are home to a universe of animals, including rare species like the Marsican bear, the Apennine wolf, the Abruzzo chamois and the golden eagle.

And then there is history, ready to spring to life wherever you look. In these places, among these settings, the great men of Abruzzo found their inspiration D'Annunzio, Michetti, Tosti, their works represent a priceless heritage of art and culture.

Here, where the closeness of nature would seem to make souls purer, numerous places of the faith can still be found: ancient sanctuaries, caves and hermitages recount the mystery of transcendence and speak of ancient legends and stories of people and lands.
And then ... museums and archaeological sites, craftsmanship and flavours make the land of Abruzzo easily recognizable. Abruzzo makes life unforgettable and has the "ability to make people happy".

Campotosto

Campotosto

Here is the largest lake in Abruzzo, it is located at an altitude of 1313 metres a.s.l.

Castelli

Castelli

Small town perched on a rocky outcrop, it is famous throughout the world for its ceramic ware.

Pescara

Pescara

Modern and dynamic city on the shores of the Adriatic. Here various events are staged, such as Pescara Jazz and the Matteotti Trophy.

L'Aquila

L'Aquila

The regional capital, is famous for its historical and artistic heritage. The city's showpiece is the Basilica of Collemaggio.

Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Considered the most suggestive medieval village in Abruzzo, where time really does appear to have stopped.

Guerriero di Capestrano

Guerriero

of Capestrano, kept in the Abruzzo National Archaeological Museum, in Chieti, is the symbol of Abruzzo's historical heritage.

Rocca Calascio

Rocca Calascio

Situated on a high mountain peak, is an ancient castle, whose original walls and ramparts are still intact.

Manoppello

Manoppello

The Volto Santo is a famous sanctuary where what is considered to be the true Face of Jesus Christ is kept in a reliquary.

Serramonacesca

Serramonacesca

from the Abruzzo National Park to Abbey of Saint Liberatore a Majella, through the Hermitage of Saint Onofrio ...
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Grotte del Cavallone

Grotte del Cavallone

Here is the best-known Carsic formations in central Italy with large stalactites and stalagmites.

Caramanico

Caramanico

Renowned spa town, where visitors can restore health, beauty, mind and body.

Punta Aderci

Punta Aderci

The first coastal nature reserve in Abruzzo, it provides a panoramic view of the sea and the surrounding countryside.

Sulmona

Sulmona

Considered the centre of the world's production of sugared almonds. This product has been artistically made here since the 15th century.

Cocullo

Cocullo

The sanctuary of Cocullo attracts thousands of pilgrims during the ancient Serpents Rite in honour of Saint Dominic.

Riserva Gole del Sagittario

Gole del Sagittario

For millions of years the river has dug itself a bed and eroded the rock to form the chasm as it is today. Golden eagles can often be seen flying above the valley.

Scanno

Scanno

Town with a special appeal, where ancient crafts are still practised such as goldsmith's and the tatting lace.

Passo Lanciano e Mammarosa

Passo Lanciano

and Mammarosa is one of the best-known skiing resorts in the Apennines. The modern tourist resort has miles of perfectly groomed slopes for winter sports.