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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Abruzzo Travel Tips

'Before the Storm', Italy, Abruzzo, PacentroImage by WanderingtheWorld ( via Flickr

By Prachi Mehta

Here are some useful tips if you are planning a trip to Abruzzo
If you are planning a visit to Abruzzo, then go in autumn season as the heat of the country is cooled down and you will not experience much rush there. Moreover this is the season best for harvesting of olives and grapes so you would have a taste of classic wines in Abruzzo.
Tourists have underestimated this place but Abruzzo has spectacular scenic beauty, castles and ancient roman mythology is still intact here. Half of the Abruzzo's region is covered with mountains while rest of the land is contributed to parklands.

Bus facility is available for tourists and locals in Abruzzo but the schedules and timings are often not suitable. Most of the Abruzzo's region is covered with parklands, so it will be convenient for you if you travel by car.
Abruzzo is famous for its peasant dishes. Lamb's milk ands its meat is very popular in this region. You will find that fish is the main ingredient in many cuisines of Abruzzo.
As the land is covered with national parks and parklands, you will find that this town attracts many adventure lovers. Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo is popular for biking trails and hiking.
Pacentro is lies in the heart of Italy. It is a beautiful village located on the hill top of Abruzzo. Family of pop singer Madonna hails from Abruzzo.
Scanno is another village located in central Abruzzo. More tourists are attracted to Scanno as compared to Pacentro. It has better accommodations and hotels than Pacentro. Streets are very narrow here and you would notice hanging clothes in front of many houses.
Campo Imperatore
Campo Imperatore is a plateau. It is a huge plateau and you will experience thrill while traveling on its rocky terrain. Duca Degli Abruzzi is a mountain in Campo Imperatore where Mussolini was kept before his execution.
Roca San Giovanni
Roca San Giovanni is a small village surrounded by ancient fort wall of Rome. The church of Roca San Giovanni is the main tourist attraction.
Lanciano is only a few kilometers away from sea. It is famous for its nightlife and is the commercial hub of Abruzzo. Architecture of this city is pretty fascinating. It is commonly known as religious city of Abruzzo.
Atessa is one of the old towns of Abruzzo. It is situated on the peak of two hills. The name of this town is based on a legendary story which involves a saint. In ancient times there were two villages named Ate and Tixe which were separated by a canyon. A dragon haunted these two villages and later he was killed by Saint Leucio.
Abruzzo should be on your top priority in your travel list as it is a beautiful place to visit where you can feel the ancient Rome.
The author Prachi Mehta is a freelance content writer and can be reached at

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