Loreto Aprutino is a medieval village located at an altitude above the Tavo valley, it is possible to visit several museums that are certainly worthwhile. Festa di Zopito, procession of the Ox: this beautiful costumed procession ends when a decorated ox kneels in front of the statue of San Zopito on the Monday after Pentecost.
Loreto Aprutino has a striking number of olive trees, the region is especially known for its good olive oil. You can visit the olive oil presses in October and the facinating olive oil museum in the city center
Montagna della Majella is a high, imposing mountain group. This National Park is unique for several factors, such as its geographical position, harshness, extension, and climatic changes. In all the seasons of the year, the Park offers the visitor a setting of extraordinary beauty.
Late spring is the season of blooming and, together with autumn, the best period to visit towns and hermitages. Summer is the best season to go along the trails. October will enchant you with the thousands colors of the beech trees and leads to winter which, with its white blanket, makes the landscape particularly charming.
The diversity of the environments and the richness of nature makes Majella the ideal place to go hiking. The itineraries for trekking-lovers are sometimes long and tiring. Therefore, it is recommended not to abandon the trails marked by the Park and to rely on the experience of qualified staff both to obtain information and to be guided during your tours.
The entrance to the Park is free.
Silvi Paese stretches from Silvi Marina, a small seaside town on the Adriatic coast, to Silvi Paese in the hills.
Along the entire coastline from Pescara to San Benedetto del Tronto you will find nice beaches and well-kept sandy beaches.
The Gran Sasso is one of the three national parks in Abruzzo; It is possible in summer to climb the limestone mountains to the highest mountain in Central Italy, the Corno Grande, albeit accompanied by a guide.
On the way to Sulmona you first encounter a medieval village of Popolie, this is a nice stop to visit the old center.
Sulmona is a must. Stroll along the beautifully designed Corso Ovidio that passes the city's most beautiful sights, including its beautiful cathedral. Sulmona is known for its sugared almonds, so don't hesitate to try them.
It is a monastery from around the 11th century, located in the Majella National Park. This monastery was built by Benedictine monks and is situated against a rock and has a beautiful view to the mountains
The castle of Roccascalegna is located on top of a mountain and has a beautiful view of the surroundings .. In the castle there is also a museum about torture instruments from the Middle Ages.
One of the most famous sights is the Aragonese castle, with its beautiful courtyard. Don't miss the beautiful boulevard with light blue tiles!
Pescara was rebuilt after the war and has a modern look. It is a lively city and has a vibrant nightlife. You can walk along the boulevard, watch boats in the harbor or shop in the many shops. There are many eateries where you can eat well.
In Centro Storico San Vito Chietino you walk along beautiful streets to the Belvedere Guglielmo Marconi where you have a beautiful view of the trabocci along the coast.
The coastal road that goes from Pescara to Vasto is really beautiful. Drive along the spectacular Costa dei Trabocci with beautiful bays and reefs. Showpieces on this coast are the trabocchi, fishing installations consisting of wooden beams and nets that scoop fish from the sea with weights. Nowadays many of them are restaurants. At Punto Aderci you have a beautiful view on the trabocchi coastline.
Vasto is an impressive hill town with views over the Adriatic sea. Visit the Caldoresco Castle in Piazza Rossetti and walk crisscross through the center to the San Guiseppe Cathedral.
Rocca Calascio is with 1460m. the highest fortress of the Apennines, it is a ruined castle on top of a mountain overlooking the plain. It is now nothing more than a ruin. Several films have been shot here such as "The name of the Rose" and "Ladyhawke" in which Ruger Hauer co-starred with Michelle Pfeiffer.
If you walk through the old center of Cepagatti admire the murals on the houses. Beautifully made.
In the Majella National Park you will find the gorge Fara San Martino. Here are the remains of a 9th century monastery, a Benedictine abbey. It was abandoned after a flood. The entrance is narrow, so you do not have the idea that anything can sit there. Only much further the gorge widens and a monastery could be built perfectly.
Here you can visit the beautiful Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere.