Discover the delights of the traditional Italian region of Abruzzo

Discover the delights of the traditional Italian region of Abruzzo

Abruzzo region of ItalyWhen everyday life becomes too stressful, and all you can think about is getting away from it all, where does your mind take you? Somewhere hot where you can spend your days lying on a beach soaking up the sun? Or maybe you prefer taking long walks exploring the surround­ings and culture of the area you are visiting.

When you’ve decided what type of Italian holiday you want, it can be time consuming searching for the ideal destin­a­tion. Whatever your perfect holiday looks like, we’ve done all the hard work and have found the place that can offer you it all — sun, sea, sand and skiing. That place is Abruzzo in Italy, also known as the European Greenest Region, which is situated in a relat­ively undis­covered region, meaning there are plenty of oppor­tun­ities to explore and discover the local Italian culture and the ‘true Italy’.

Abruzzo is a tradi­tional Italian region that can be found in central Italy on the western border. Stretching from the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, Abruzzo is situated in a unique location that offers beautiful mountainous areas as well as long, sandy beaches – all within easy reach.

With Abruzzo being unfounded by the mass tourist industry, you will be able to exper­i­ence Italy as it should be, and you will have the feeling you’re staying in an exclusive location. This is one of the many reasons why people choose to stay in Abruzzo rather than a more touristy area of Italy. They want to exper­i­ence tradi­tional, unspoiled Italy and they want to meet friendly locals.

There is so much to do in Abruzzo, as well as enjoying the sun, beaches and mountains of course, including skiing and snow activ­ities in the winter season, playing golf or exploring local attrac­tions such as churches, festivals and National Parks.

You can also easily drive to Rome in about two hours maximum if you want to visit the Italian capital and plenty of histor­ical sites like the Coliseum (the emblem of Rome), Pantheon or St. Peter’s Basilica. However, with all the stunning views to savour and culture to explore in Abruzzo, we wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t want to leave there at all!

It might also be surprising that while Abruzzo has a Mediter­ranean climate on the Adriatic coast­line, it also has the perfect winter climate for an excep­tional ski destin­a­tion. And with not many people knowing about the Abruzzo ski resort, you will be able to enjoy skiing in luxurious surround­ings at a very reason­able price compared to a holiday in the Alps, for example.

There are many ski runs avail­able to choose from including both downhill and cross-country circuits. Both exper­i­enced and novice skiers will be challenged by the ski trails, as you will be able to find ones with gentle plateaus and also steeper runs.

Apennine mountains AbruzzoIf you are a nature lover and would prefer to learn more about the local area, why not visit the Lazio e Molise National Park in Abruzzo. The National Park is famous for its work in nature conser­va­tion and envir­on­mental protec­tion. Some of the species it helps to preserve include the Italian Wolf, chamois and Marsican Brown Bear. The park is around two thirds beech forest, and many activ­ities can be found here such as horse riding, trekking and bird watching

One of the best ways to exper­i­ence Abruzzo is to rent your own place or stay in an Agrit­ur­ismo B&B; there are plenty of them in the region, and many internet web sites for you to discover. You can go for individual web sites by searching something like [Agrit­ur­ismo in Abruzzo] or pass via those big portals that mention a list of the majority B&B in the Abruzzo region, though some of them are not the best way to really appre­ciate whether a property really fits your needs.

Another option to enjoy Abruzzo is to rent your own place, because it can make it feel like home whilst you are on holiday. There are many different altern­at­ives on this side. Both apart­ments, semi-detached or even villas are avail­able for your Abruzzo holidays. Although the majority of them are avail­able only off-line, many of them can be found in the same way of Agriturismo.

Whilst renting your own place in Abruzzo, you can enjoy the freedom to eat at the time you prefer, going to sleep when you want and wake up at the time you prefer. And if you don’t want to cook every meal — and why should you, you’re on holiday after all! –normally a short stroll will let you stumble across plenty of local bars and restaur­ants (according to where you are) where you can enjoy delicious and typical Italian food.

Pescara in this regard is amazing. It offers not only plenty of history and lovely places to visit but also mouth-watering Italian food any time of the day. Or simply sit out in the sun with a refreshing drink – absolute bliss.

If you love history you will want to take a trip to the castle of Crecchio which is situated in the province of Chieti. The castle is part of the most recent Italian history: in 1943 the last King of Italy – Vittorio Emanuele III – with his staff while escaping from Rome spent their last night before leaving Italy boarding from the Ortona harbour.

In Crecchio you can find an inter­esting self-catering property to rent called Villa Ducale. It is situated in the peaceful mountainous area, with the white sandy beaches and coast­line still being close by. The villa really does provide the perfect base to enjoy your holiday, and with all local amenities nearby, you will have everything you need.

With so much to see, do and discover in Abruzzo , so much more than we can mention here, you really must visit and exper­i­ence the delights this tradi­tional Italian region has to offer.


  1. Helen Nash 1 year ago

    I have friends who have moved over there and they keep telling me how wonderful the place is. Hoping to visit them soon….

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      Jason 1 year ago

      Let us know what you think of it when you visit Helen :)

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