Abruzzo and Abruzzi Italy travel guide

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Basic information

The region Abruzzo also Abruzzi is located in central Italy, at the east of Rome on the Adriatic coast and has a surface area of 10794 km² and approcimately 1,3 million inhabitants. The region is divided into 4 provinces, the capital L'Aquila, Chieti, Teramo and Pescara.

Abruzzo - Pacentro - L'Aquila

Geographically, this region offers an idyllic montain landscape, because of the Apennines. The Apennines protract from nothern Italy to south Italy over a length of 1500 km. The Gran Sasso montain massif (2912 meters high) and the Majella or Maiella give this mountainois area the characteristic aspect. The eastern part of the Abruzzo or Abruzzi is located on the Adriatic Coast and offers beautiful coastal scenery.

Sightseeing

In the region Abruzzo is a small town called Manoppello located which is worldwide known as a pilgrim city and also visited by the pope. In the sanctuary called Santuario di Manopello is kept the sacred cloth Volto Santo.

The Region Abruzzi is a well known skiing and bathing area and is annually visited by many tourists. In the so-called Valle del Sangro (Gorge), where 1921 was launched the Abruzzo National Park (Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo) and near the Lake Scanno at Caramanico Terme. On the montain massifs of the Maiella and the Gran Sasso you'll find National Parks where nature is very beautiful and where to find beautiful grottoes to visit.

Provinces in the region of Abruzzo
Chieti L'Aquila Pescara Teramo
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