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Welcome to Abruzzo!

It is actually impossible to find another region in Europe that concentrates in such a small area: a Mediterranean coast with the most varied habitat; a hill strip with every level of human settlement, precious wetlands and fascinating geological features; a vast mountain zone, often with untouched nature, also with a wide variety of habitats.Demo


CiclaminoI's the perfect house for a couple. It's equipped to give hospitality in a double room with bathroom and kitchen.


casa 03Down the stairs toward the river you'll find a double entry house ideal for a family.

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ImageA rich, fertile land lies between the Apennines slopes and the waters of the Adriatic. Its features are countless: a vast range of ski slopes and beaches, nature parks and art towns, medieval churches, castles and museums. There is a whole universe to be discovered between the Apennines and the sea. Easily reached from most parts of Italy, Abruzzo nonetheless remained at a distance, a little withdrawn, for a long time, but little by little it is very rightly being rediscovered.

The beaches and the cliffs line 130 kilometres of the Adriatic coast and they are probably the best known part of the region. Previously, the coast was a favourite with families, but younger people and international visitors have started to discover the area thanks to its marinas, sports facilities and many events.At the same time, thousands of visitors from Italy and Europe have begun to move inwards to the splendid hinterland, seeking out the art towns and old centres, visiting the castles, the churches and the abbeys.They are also venturing onto the hiking paths in the three National Parks, the Regional Park, the dozens of  Nature Reserves and sanctuaries that ensure the survival of 75% of all Europe’s living species, and which make Abruzzo the “greenest region in Europe”.These are not the only reasons to visit Abruzzo: ski enthusiasts from all over Italy enjoy the snow-covered slopes that have now also begun to attract foreign skiers thanks to international connections through Abruzzo Airport. Gourmets can rediscover the authentic flavours of regional produce, wines and olive oils, and those who want to focus on wellness will enjoy the spas at the foot of Mount Majella and in theVal Roveto woods.

Those seeking sports in the region will not be disappointed by the delight of trekking through the snowy canyons of Majella and Sirente; by the soft grassy slopes that provide perfect take-off and landing spots for paragliders and hang gliders; by the sheer rocky faces of Gran Sasso, where Francesco de Marchi wrote one of the first pages in European mountaineering history, as long ago as 1573.
This is where generations of rock climbers, from the end of the 1800s to the present day, have been entranced by the appeal of the “Abruzzo Dolomites”.
ImageFor those who prefer culture and history,Abruzzo holds equal appeal in the shape of the Marsican, Samnite and Picene settlements and burial sites strewn throughout the Abruzzo countryside.Over recent years archaeologists have finally begun to excavate and, as is fitting, Abruzzo’s public authorities have begun to valorize these burial grounds.Museums now display vases, sculptures and elegant beds with bone decorations. However, the real spirit of the warlike ancient tribes who peopled Abruzzo can be understood by their swords, their discarmour, and their shields.
The turreted castle profiles are also strong: survivors of Abruzzo’s dark Middle Ages and built to protect the borders and the ancient wool and transhumance rotes.
On the other hand, the undulating slopes of the hills are “amiable”  comparison, as are the frescoes in the medieval churches, the endless seduction of local food and wine, the beneficial effects of the spa waters, and the long golden ribbon of beach that marks the  eastern edge of Abruzzo for over 100 kilometres.

A few kilometres from the wildest,most isolated valleys where we can travel in direct contact with nature, walking or skiing downhill or cross-country, we encounter the technology and comfort of the wellequipped winter resorts located on all the region’s massifs.
Now the enhanced quality of available publications means that anyone who wants to discover or rediscover Abruzzo can undertake a well-armed approach to the works of art, history, nature, food and wine, and hiking trails.
Most visitors are drawn to Abruzzo for the parks or the beaches, the medieval monuments or the snow, however there are other attractions that are equally valid and increasingly popular: food and wine, crafts, spas, pilgrimage destinations, and locations offering active sports facilities for the young.
A coastline stretching 133 kilometres and offering something for everyone.The scenario that greets tourists reaching the Abruzzo coast is quite varied and will satisfy many different needs. Soft, sandy beaches framed by pine groves; high, jagged cliffs; small coves and solitary pebble beaches; large, lively fun beaches.
Conversely, the southern coast, from Or tona to San Salvo, is jagged with cliffs and small inlets, often with gravel beaches and coves, where a swim with a diving mask is recommended, to be able to gaze through the clear water at an underworld teeming with marine life.The tall sandstone cliffs are cleft by the wide gulfs of Venere and Vasto, opening out into wide, sandy beaches.

The gentle, cultivated hills sometimes roll all the way down to the coast, with its ancient trabocchi (fishing huts on stilts) that keep watch over this scenic location.The coastal towns here are mainly little por ts where small fishing boats come to land their catch in the evening, then sold to the owners of the many family-run restaurants.
Of course there is evening entertainment too, with plenty of places to while away the night having fun: round terraces set into the sea and chic clubs for the night owls, small candlelit restaurants for those seeking romance, and arcades, pubs and music venues for the young.