A beautiful land in the heart of central Italy
Situated in central Italy, Abruzzo is a land of surprising landscapes, where the sacredness of nature is extraordinarily combined with rich and charming evidences of human history.
This region, characterized by 133 kilometres of white and sandy beaches interrupted by small rocky coves, features wide hilly areas scattered with many holiday farms, high Apennines mountain peaks ideal for any kind of activities and sports.
The glorious past of Abruzzo people is shown by its many castles, museums, medieval churches, hermitages.
The main attraction is nature itself. Abruzzo has all kind of naturalistic attractions like lakes, caves, springs, sandy and stony beaches, mountains for trekking and skiing as well as for climbing.
Abruzzo is the Europe’s green region: more than one third of its territory is protected through the presence of three national parks, one regional park, and several smaller natural reserves.
Due to its geography and morphology Abruzzo can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Thanks to these protected areas a wide flora and fauna is preserved, like the Marsican brown bear, Apennines wolves, Abruzzo chamois and other species living in ecosystems characterized by beech forests, as well as raptors, like the golden eagle.
Unforgettable experiences are also ensured by Corno Grande (2912 mt.) and the Majella offers plateaus and breathtaking narrow canyons, scattered with age-old hermitages and cottages. Mount Velino, with its grees, is home to rare birds species.
The impressive caves opening on the sides of Abruzzo’s calcareous mountains are highly attractive and interesting for speleologists, but also for all those who simply love nature. There are four caves equipped for tours:
Stiffe Caves, San Demetrio ne’Vestini
Cavallone Caves, Lama dei Peligni and Taranta Peligna
Beatrice Cenci’s Cave, Cappadocia
Pietrasecca Caves, Carsoli