All About Abruzzo

Abruzzo is one of the most overlooked Italian vacation destinations in the country. Abruzzo, located towards the center of Italy, is a region with a rich history, unspoiled lands, and plenty of things to see and do for just about any type of traveler.

Getting There

Abruzzo can be accessed via the International Airport, which provides low-cost flights from several major cities. The airport is also connected to two major roads that allow access to other areas in the region, including its major cities. The region can be easily accessed from Rome via a car, taxi or bus; it can also be accessed via train using the Tiburtina station in Rome.


Abruzzo has many different types of accommodations. Budget travelers should consider hotels and local-run hotels, which are more budget-friendly; more luxurious beach resorts and hotel resorts are also available throughout the region.

What To Do in Abruzzo

There are many activities to enjoy in Abruzzo. The most popular destinations in the region are the beaches, which range from relatively unspoiled natural beaches to beaches surrounded by modern beach resorts. The best beaches are Fossacesia and Vasto Marina, which are in the southern area of Abruzzo and have calmer waters and an array of different resorts to choose from.

Another popular activity in Abruzzo is hiking, sightseeing, horseback riding and mountain climbing in their natural parks. Abruzzo’s parks boast an abundance of natural beauty–and views of ancient hill towns that lie within the park system.

Abruzzo also has several notable historical museums, such as the National Museum of Abruzzi, the National Museum of Antiquities in Chieti and The Spanish Fort; these museums are all filled with rich Italian cultural artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, and more.

Food and Drink

Abruzzo is considered a very traditional region of Italy, and locals take great pride in the quality of their food and wine. The area is not considered a “tourist-y” destination and most of the food in the area is based on traditional local cuisine. Abruzzo cuisine is based on peasant dishes that have been popular in the area for centuries; these dishes make use of what is local to the area, such as lamb, lamb’s and goat’s milk, as well as pork.

Some of the most common Abruzzo dishes are prosciutto di cinghiale, or ham from wild boars; pecorino d’Abruzzo, or cheese made from local sheep; burrata, or delicate tangy cheese with a butter center; and salame di fegato pazzo, or liver salami with spices.

Abruzzo also has its own regional wines, including red wines such as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo; Ratafia, a popular black cherry wine; Corfinio della Valle Peligna, a light white wine that is made locally; and Amaro Gran Sasso, a bitter liqueur with a very high alcohol content.

Climate and Weather in Abruzzo

The weather in Abruzzo varies by season. In the summer, it ranges from very warm to hot; the fall temperatures are cooler and rain and fog are very frequent in November. Winter months are cool to cold, with longer lasting snowfall being common in higher altitude regions.

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