8 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

8 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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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. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa and Basilica di San Bernardino. Visiting Grotte di Stiffe and Campo Imperatore will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting L'Aquila side-trips: Santuario di San Gabriele dell'Addolarata (in Isola del Gran Sasso d'Italia) and Calascio (Rocca Calascio & Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the L'Aquila trip itinerary maker tool.

Belgrade, Serbia to L'Aquila is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belgrade in October: high temperatures in L'Aquila hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Visita Daini, then contemplate the waterfront views at Il Lago di Scanno, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Scanno. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Camosciara.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Scanno online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from L'Aquila to Scanno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can 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. Kick 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Volto Santo, and finally make a trip to Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale della Madonna del Ponte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Guardiagrele trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Scanno to Guardiagrele takes 2 hours. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.