Tourist resort of the Abruzzo Apennines, in the province of L'Aquila, district of the Major Highlands, not far from the areas of the two great National Parks: the historical one of Abruzzo and that of the Majella. The naturalistic heritage, the remarkable skiing and sports facilities, the rich hotel and commercial facilities and the well-established reputation of the prestigious Appennini mountain tourism station, represent the business card that Roccaraso offers its guests.
Rocca di Botte rises in a place protected by the mountains, on the northern slope of Mount La Corte. The nature that surrounds the village is made even more beautiful by this tranquility that pervades the atmosphere, as if silence and peace make the leaves of the trees more glittering, the sky bluer. Guarded in the heart of the village, however, there is a church of great charm, the church of Santa Maria della Febbre, where valuable frescoes dating back to the fifteenth century are preserved: its name would be linked to the plague epidemics of its foundation and was in fact also used as a h
Rocca di Mezzo, at 1329 meters above sea level, 29 km from the capital, located at the north-eastern edge of the Carche plateau of the Rocche, is a climatic summer resort and winter sports center. The municipality, which is part of the Sirente-Velino Regional Park, also includes the villages of Fontavignone, Terranera and Rovere. Built in the Barbarian period as a fortified village, it participated in the foundation of the city of L'Aquila. The town still has some medieval character and interesting monuments. Next to the old town, today a new residential area has been created with villas, r
Ancient village between the Majella and Mount Morrone, at 870 meters above sea level, on a high hill in the Majella National Park (northern slope) in the province of Pescara, 55 km away. Surrounded by beautiful mountains it is a place suitable for quiet holidays in a healthy and fascinating natural environment. Main resources: agriculture, sheep farming, tourism. Sports facilities, park in the woods, mountain oven, cured meats and dairy products. In the small center a visit to the Church of S.
Located on the slopes of a hill in m. 662 m asl, 17 km from L'Aquila, in the Valle dell'Aterno between the Gran Sasso d'Italia and Monte Cagno, is formed by the merger of seven hamlets called "ville": Cardabello, Cardamone, San Giovanni Battista, Collarano, Villa Grande , Cavantoni, Colle, probably originated from the settlement of the populations coming from the ancient cities of Aveja and Peltuinum. Its foundation dates back to the X-XI centuries.
Small town located along the road (Statale 17 - the ancient Via della Lana - then Napoleonica) connecting Sulmona (m 405) with the Piano delle Cinquemiglia (1250 m) and the Alto Sangro area. Rocca Pia, called since the twelfth century "Valle Oscura", owes its current name to King Vittorio Emanuele II: in 1860, during one of his passing visits, the inhabitants were asked to change the so sad name of their country. The king decided to dedicate it to his daughter Maria Pia and so, with a decree of 1865, the name was definitively changed to Rocca Pia. At an altitude of 1050 m.
Scontrone is a village that has a double soul, ancient history and modern art, attachment to the roots and the desire to invent a future. Like its essence, the structure of the village is also double: the municipality is located in the highest part of the town, in the most historic part, while the hamlet of Villa Scontrone is located downstream, on the river Sangro. The intertwining of the medieval imprint and contemporary art stands out in the ancient village: here you can admire wonderful murals and sculptures, which embellish the town. Finally, Scontrone has a very ambitious project in t
The town of Tornareccio (Ch), located on the slopes of Mount Pallano, is located in an area full of charm, both for its natural beauties and for its archaeological and historical-cultural treasures. In the historic center of the village, whose earliest records date back to the ninth century, one breathes an air of particular charm. Walking through its narrow streets is a unique experience as the village is a surprising open-air museum! Currently, more than eighty mosaics are installed on the facades of the houses thanks to the event "Un mosaico per Tornareccio", an event created in 2006. Si
Distance from the capital (Chieti) 57 km, is a very popular location for the location (it is located at 901 meters above sea level) and for the wide panorama that ranges from the Majella to the Adriatic Sea. It rises on a territory of high hill, between the valleys of the rivers Sangro and the Aventino. Italic burials, come to light in the surrounding countryside, and the discovery of the tomb of a warrior with its trousseau (kept at the National Archaeological Museum of Chieti) dating back to the sixth century.
The territory of Valle Castellana is located in the center of the Abruzzo Apennines, on the northern slopes of the Monti della Laga, immersed in the large and lush Abruzzi woods at 625 m above sea level and 41 km from Teramo. Splendid is the natural landscape with typical villages, abandoned water mills, ancient oaks and the lake of Talvacchia that every summer collects thousands of tourists dedicated to tourist-mountain walks. In this area, chamois, roe deer, peregrine falcons, owls and golden eagles and the rare Italian geotritone are at their ease. Among the architectural evidences we ca