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 Rocca Calascio. 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 Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta (in Calascio). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Bernardino.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our L'Aquila day trip planner.

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 somewhat warmer than Belgrade - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Scanno.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, identify plant and animal life 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, look for all kinds of wild species at 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.