8 days in Abruzzo

8 days in Abruzzo

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L'Aquila
— 2 nights
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Scanno
— 2 nights
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Guardiagrele
— 3 nights
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L'Aquila

— 2 nights
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa and Basilica di San Bernardino. Visit Rocca Calascio and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta for their historical value. When in L'Aquila, make a side trip to see Santuario di San Gabriele dell'Addolarata in Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia, approximately Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA, stroll through Campo Imperatore, and Head underground at Grotte di Stiffe.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the L'Aquila day trip planning site.

Belgrade, Serbia to L'Aquila is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In October, L'Aquila is a bit warmer than Belgrade - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Scanno.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Scanno

— 2 nights
Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.GeographyThere are alleys and narrow streets. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, stroll through Centro Visita Daini, then explore the activities along Il Lago di Scanno, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Scanno. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of La Camosciara.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Scanno trip planner.

Getting from L'Aquila to Scanno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Scanno are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Guardiagrele.

Things to do in Scanno

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Guardiagrele

— 3 nights
Guardiagrele is a town and comune in the province of Chieti, part of the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Eremo Di Santo Spirito a Majella, stroll through Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento, then see Maja Quad, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario del Volto Santo, and finally don't miss a visit to Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale della Madonna del Ponte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Guardiagrele day trip planner.

You can drive from Scanno to Guardiagrele in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Guardiagrele

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Abruzzo travel guide

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Landmarks · Churches · Beaches
The western border of Abruzzo lies only 80 km (50 mi) from Rome, making this central region an accessible and easily explored holiday destination. One of the most sparsely populated regions on the Italian peninsula, Abruzzo has historically been a wild and rather empty part of the country. But it's a growing favorite with vacationers eager to experience an authentic taste of unspoiled Italy. The region, where the north of Italy meets the south, is bordered by the Apennines to the west and fringed by the Adriatic Sea on the east. Among numerous places to visit, you could journey across Abruzzo's valleys and tour its abandoned hill towns for days, encountering only a few other tourists along the way. The region's coastline is much more touristy, featuring many beach resorts and pristine natural areas.