The village of Penne extends over four hills between the valleys of the rivers Tavo and Fino: from the village you can enjoy a panorama of great charm and gaze rests on the surrounding hills, the green woods, on the many olive trees that cover the hills and streams that cross the most low-lying areas. Pre-Roman city, ancient capital of the Italian population of Vestini, known to the Romans as "Pinna Vestinorum", is located at the same distance from the Adriatic Sea and the Gran Sasso of Italy.
Opi is a small perched village, nestled in the heart of the national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.
Surrounded by a mountain landscape of great charm, it has two vantage points from which the eye sweeps over the expanses of the Valle del Sangro: the Belvedere La Foce, located at the top of the village, and the Belvedere in Piazza dei Caduti.
Navelli stands on a hill and to get there means to be enchanted by the graceful delicacy of its ancient village: here the houses are still built in gray stone and overlook narrow, winding streets, with steps carved directly into the rock. However, Navelli has always been famous for a product that has become, over time, a symbol of its territory: saffron. This rare and precious spice, which was once used in medicine and in cosmetics, was the heart of its economy.
In the high Abruzzo, very close to the Marche region, Civitella del Tronto rises: it has always been a borderland and, in particular, a sentinel time of the Kingdom of Naples between the Kingdom of Naples and the Papal State. The village finds its interest in the fortunate geographical position, combined with the monumental memories of its bright past, and enjoys an enviable glimpse that can put together the view of the Gran Sasso d'Italia and the nearby Adriatic Sea.
Built at the beginning of the 2nd century AD and, according to the construction technique, it can be placed between the Trajan and the Hadrianic age. Until 1926, the amphitheater of Interamnia, remembered by local scholars since the Renaissance, was traditionally identified with the remains of the nearby theater. The few surviving structures of the amphitheater were partially recognized and explored only in 1937; after drastic demolition of the structures leaning against the monument, which was partly destroyed by the construction of the Duomo and the Seminary.
The Borsacchio Nature Reserve, established in 2005, is located in the territory between Roseto degli Abruzzi and the suburb of Cologna Spiaggia, between the sea and the hills of Cologna Paese and Montepagano, and preserves features of environmental and landscape integrity, not yet affected from the settlement development that has affected a large part of the territories of the Adriatic coast.
The Punta dell'Acquabella Nature Reserve, established in 2007, covers an area of about 28 hectares, included in a narrow belt of vegetation, just after the Port of Ortona, up to a hundred meters south of the summit of Punta Acquabella .
From the summit of the cliff you can easily reach the beach where the clear water lets you admire the seabed of sand and pebbles.
Recognized as a Site of Community Interest (SIC), this coastal biotope extends for about 60 hectares along the beach of Marina di Vasto and ends in the territory of San Salvo with the Mediterranean Botanical Garden. Walking along the cycle path between the Duca degli Abruzzi promenade and the San Salvo marina, it is possible to appreciate one of the best preserved dunal environments on the Adriatic coast, interesting for the remarkable development of the humid meadows where the sea camomile and the sands lily bloom. Here the brood nidifies, a small bird of the dune.
Established in 2001 to protect one of the few coastal forests of the Adriatic, the Regional Nature Reserve "Lecceta di Torino di Sangro" extends from the mouth of the river Sangro for 175 hectares up to about 115 m altitude, on the hill where it is located the British War Cemetery.
The Regional Nature Reserve Ripari di Giobbe is located north of Ortona on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea, close to a hidden cove, with white pebbles and crystal clear waters, accessible only by foot or by sea. The area, established in 2007, is well preserved because of the difficult accessibility and the considerable instability of the steepest slopes.