Abruzzo is an Italian region located on the Adriatic coast, east of Rome. This beautiful, mountainous region is famous for its national parks and nature reserves. If you are planning a trip to Abruzzo you should expect your days to be filled with visits to the numerous medieval/renaissance hilltop towns and a visit to the regional capital which is the walled city of L’Aquila.

Reasons to visit: Tranquility, Relaxation and Fine Dining

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Map of Abruzzo

Places to visit in Abruzzo

  • L’Aquila

When to visit Abruzzo

Abruzzo is a fantastic destination to visit all year around however you should plan your visit around the types of activities that you want to do.


During the summer months of June to August you should expect coastal areas to be very busy with the hot and dry Mediterranean climate drawing many people to the beaches.


If you are looking for a little more adventure then April to October is a fantastic time for hiking with the Apennine Mountains proving to be a very popular choice. Later in the year during December to March you can head to the Appenine Mountains where the ski season will be in full swing.


Easter months are a great time to visit if you are looking to experience some of the local culture with Catholic festivals and processions taking place throughout the region. In May you should head to the mountain village of Cocullo where there is an unusual snake festival that takes place drawing in visitors from right across the region. Also keep an eye out the Pescara Jazz festival in July.

Things to do in Abruzzo

There are a huge number of things to do in Abruzzo so if you are planning your trip, be sure to start your research and planning early. With hilltop towns, ski resorts and mountains all around you your days wil be filled with walks, great food and beautiful vistas. Be sure to take a look at our list of the best things to do here.

Abruzzo travel guides

When heading to a new country, region or city the internet can often feel like an overwhelming amount of information is being presented to you. Here at Ambition Earth we believe that nothing beats a good book or pocket travel guide which you can take with you and refer back to during your holiday.

Take a look at the full selection of our favourite Abruzzo travel guides here.

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