Abruzzo is perhaps one of the least-known regions in Italy. In fact, if you visit the Telegraph Travel site, you won’t find any hotel reviews there. We don’t understand why! Abruzzo has plenty to offer to year-round tourists, from fantastic beaches to breathtaking mountains and everything in between. Hopefully this easy-to-understand guide will change your mind about Abruzzo and encourage you to visit on your next holiday. In our Exploring Abruzzo section, you will find plenty of tips and information to get the most out of your visit here. Everything from what to see and do to where to sleep and eat. Let us know if you can’t find what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to help you.
Where is Abruzzo?
Abruzzo lies on the east coast of central-southern Italy. It borders Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and Molise to the south-east. The eastern coast is open to the Adriatic sea and the western border is just 80 km (50 mi) from Rome. It is made up of 4 provinces – Chieti, L’Aquila, Pescara and Teramo.
How to get there?
The airport in Pescara has national and international flights to and from many cities and countries. It is gradually becoming more important for travel in the region. If you can’t find a flight to Pescara, then Fiumicino and Ciampino airports are easily accessible via the autostrada (highway) from Rome. If you don’t have a car, there are bus and train routes from both airports or from Tiburtina station in Rome. You can search for train options via TrenItalia website. If you’re not sure about the best way to get here, contact us and we’ll do our best to help you out.
Best time of year to visit?
Due to having both beach and mountain resorts, Abruzzo is the perfect place to visit all year round. Come in summer and experience the relaxing atmosphere of lying on a sandy beach and soaking up the sun or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, visit in winter and stay at one of the local ski resorts. The slopes here are quieter than the more touristy areas so you’re guaranteed to have a great time. The region also hosts traditional events year round, including local food and drink exhibitions. Check out our Calendar of Events for more information.
Where to stay?
There is a whole host of accommodation here in Abruzzo. You can find hotels to suit every budget or quaint little B&Bs in every town. On the other hand, if you’re more adventurous, you can take advantage of the many camping sites and agritourism spots that are dotted all over. If you’re looking for a more relaxing getaway, there are also numerous spas where you can forget about the stresses and strains of modern life. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it here.
We want to change the perception of Abruzzo and show the world that it is a perfect holiday destination. If you want more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or, if you’ve experienced a fantastic holiday in the area, drop us a line and let us know all about it. We want to hear from you!