The Sangro river was born in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise at 1441 m asl under the Passo del Diavolo, Marsica territory, on the slopes of Mount Turchio. It flows into the Adriatic Sea near Torino di Sangro after about 122 km. Its waters bathe two regions (Abruzzo and Molise) and the territory of three provinces: L'Aquila, Isernia and Chieti. Initially it flows from north-west to south-east in narrow and deep gorges and in Villetta Barrea (AQ) it forms the artificial lake of Barrea
The river Pescara is the second largest river in Italy that flows into the Adriatic, after the river Po. The total length from the Aterno springs to the sea is 145 km and crosses the Abruzzo from west to east. The river Pescara comes from the homonymous source upstream of Popoli. And after a short journey, at the confluence of the river Aterno and Sagittario, it receives its waters and takes the name of the river Pescara. Before flowing into the Adriatic, along the way, receives the waters of various tributaries: Swan, Garden, Nora, Tirino and Orta. The mouth, located in the port channel, i
Teramo, the ancient Interamnia (interamnes: between rivers), has its roots in prehistory. Today it preserves several monumental testimonies of the ancient city in its heyday, when it became a Roman municipality. Already the walls of the Cathedral (XI-XV century), in Piazza Martiri della Libertà, show the Doric friezes of the first century.
Iuvanum is an important archaeological site, classified by the Ministry of Environmental Heritage "archaeological area of national interest". It is located on the eastern side of the Majella and near Montenerodomo, next to the ruins of the Abbey of Santa Maria del Palazzo. The ancient Juvanum was founded by the Carecini of Samnite lineage, then from the 1st century BC it became a Roman municipality, ascribed to the Arniense tribe, and had considerable development in the medieval period. Currently, the san
Unearthed in the early nineties and the subject of archaeological investigations since 1992, the Necropoli di Fossa is a unique and one of the best preserved examples of protohistoric Abruzzo.
Located on a fluvial terrace of about fifty hectares, crossed by a paved road, a real "Via Sacra", the necropolis of Campovalano has been the subject of excavation since 1967. Today, over six hundred burial tombs have been brought to light which embrace a chronological period from the end of the Bronze Age to the Roman conquest.
Set on a rocky spur of the Majella, if we look at Pretoro from a distance we seem to see a village that is the continuation of the rock itself. Once reached, we enter the heart of the town and we find ourselves breathing the ancient atmosphere of this town built around 1600 after the destruction of the Castle of Pretoro, perched on the end of the rock and called "Castrum Pretorii de Theti". Here, between very narrow streets and intertwined with each other like a precious embroidery, we wander until we find ourselves before the majestic panorama that surrounds the village.
Scanno is a show that begins before the boundaries of the village. The road that goes up to hairpin bends and leads to the village is splendid: the journey becomes an experience of beauty, while the gaze is lost in the landscape, on the Sagittario Reserve and on the lake, and then settle on the village and meet a place of magic and enchantment.
Part of the history of Tagliacozzo is contained in its name: according to scholars, in fact, the toponym derives from "cut in the rock" and would indicate the slit that divides the mountain where the village has developed. Other chapters of this story are intertwined with the remains of the medieval walls that once protected the village along with the castle, now in ruins. But the story of Tagliacozzo is also made by great episodes: here Corradino di Svevia was defeated by Carlo D'Angiò and the fact is also remembered by Dante in the XXVIII canto of the Inferno.
Perched at almost one thousand meters above sea level, the village of Villalago stands out against the sky, dominating the landscape and the Valle de Lacu, named for its five lakes. Its history has its roots in distant times: the town as we know it today arose in the eleventh century by the Benedictine monks and, in the late Middle Ages, underwent the domination of several feudal families.