Treasures and charms of Abruzzo between land and sea
A tour for travel lovers intended as an all-round experience of beautiful locations, history, art and flavors. Discovering an evergreen nature, between mountains, caves, natural parks, delightful historic villages and a sea waiting to be discovered.
Best season : The tour is suitable for the periods of September and October and from the end of April to August
Included / Not Included
For all activities, villages, tastings or other, you can request a language guide for villages, cities or a naturalistic guide for mountain and landscape routes.
Car rental 10 days
9 nights in a medium / high-end hotel - (where there is a multiple choice, the prices are equivalent)
Entrance fees to the museums and the Stiffe Caves
Today you’ll arrive in Pescara, the most modern city in the region. It is the birthplace of the poet Vate Gabriele d’Annunzio, so do not miss a visit to the historic center where his ancient house still resides. Today his home is the site of the National Museum (guided tours available) and you can stop among the cafes that frame it to taste some of the typical dishes of Abruzzo cuisine. Do not miss a stroll along the promenade, the fine sand beach, and the sea bridge; one of the largest pedestrian and cycle paths in Europe, which connects the north and the south of the city. Here you can stop to admire a beautiful marine and mountain panorama, thanks to the view of the Gran Sasso. Overnight in a double suite at the hotel near the city center.
L’Aquila (Opportunity to discover the city with a guide)Depart from your hotel in the morning and in about 1 hour and 30 minutes you will arrive in the regional capital. Since its establishment, the city was an important market for the countryside that brought its own food products to it. The precious saffron also came from this fertile basin. The mountain pastures were the summer destination of numerous flocks of transhumant sheep that arrived there through the ancient sheep tracks. This gave rise to a thriving wool market, intended both for export and, to a lesser extent, for local manufacture, in order to attract artisans and foreign merchants to the city over time. Despite the earthquake that hit it in 2009, the city continues to preserve very important masterpieces from one of its most flourishing historical and cultural periods: Romanesque. Admire the Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio, commissioned at the end of the thirteenth century by Celestino V, the pope of the great refusal, who had a very special bond with the land of Abruzzo. The basilica will conquer you in every detail, from the rose window, one of the symbols of the city, to the facade, down to the details of the different portals, and the Fountain of the 99 Spouts.
Overnight at the hotel in L’Aquila in a double suite.
Rocca Calascio is an ancient medieval fortification located at 1464 meters above sea level, in the municipality of Calascio in the province of L’Aquila. It is immersed in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. La rocca, entirely in white stone is reachable through picturesque alleys and winding paths that climb the rocks. This fort was chosen as a film set for various films, such as The Name of the Rose with Sean Connery and Lady Hawke with Michelle Pfeiffer. From the fortress you can easily maneuver down the path that leads to Santo Stefano di Sessanio, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and admire the panorama overlooking the Corno Grande del Gran Sasso.
Return to the hotel in L’Aquila, or have the opportunity to stay overnight in the village, in the sprawling hotel of Santo Stefano di Sessanio.
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