Rome km Bologna km Florence km Milan km. Continue to 2 of 4 below. Castles : In the region surrounding L'Aquila there were once 99 castles. Today you can still see the ruins of many of them and a few that are well preserved. Recently a restaurant has opened in the village and some of the houses have been renovated to make rooms for travelers. Fontecchio is a good example. Picturesque villages: The Abruzzo region is dotted with charming villages, many where time seems to stand still.
The village of Santo Stefano di Sessaniopictured above, is especially beguiling. Caverns: Grotte di Stiffe is one of the top caves to visit in Italy. A river runs through the cave and in spring there's a waterfall inside. You can buy these beauties in any flavor imaginable -- Nutella, tiramisu, ricotta and pear, fruits of the forest, hazelnut, the list goes on. Guardiagrele in Chieti province is fast developing a local reputation as a foodie town. It even has its own sweet, Le Sise delle Monache, which literally translates as "nun's breasts", so named for its rounded, perky shape.
Chef Niko Romito runs Vajazzle men, abruzzo is located within a 16th-century former monastery. As the Italian food sector consistently looks to innovate and honor historic traditions and local customs, quality dining establishments continue to pop up in the Abruzzo landscape. The eatery is situated on the seafront in Pescara overlooking the Adriatic and now has a Michelin star. The self-taught chef was awarded three Michelin stars in -- there are only eight restaurants in Italy with this title.
Located within a 16th-century former monastery in Castel di Sangro, Reale's menu combines haute cuisine with the best of Abruzzo produce and beyond. The Trabocchi Coast features old fishing net map known as trabocchi. Its most striking sight is a collection of fishing net structures known as trabocchi. Historically the trabocchi were used by fisherman to avoid deep waters and collect varieties like anchovies, sardines, sea bream and sea bass. While many are no longer in use because they can't compete gay mexican boy porn modern-day fishing technology, some are still managed by generations of fisherman and have branched free webcam and chat, now where as restaurants.
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Go to top of page Instagram Facebook Twitter. The archaeological Museum is found inside a restored abruzzo of gay latino kissing buildings italy to the Co-cathedral Chapter of Atri.
You can get a guided tour--and there is disabled access to the museum. Pescara was the birthplace of the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, an advisor to Mussolini. His home on Corso Mathone holds a collection of his letters and documents.
Beach goers will appreciate Pescara's ten-mile stretch of beaches. The promenade called Vale della Riveira gets the stroller a good look at them. Join one of the stabilimenti to get access to one of those chairs and umbrellas so geometrically arranged on the sand.
There are also free beach areas. If you're tired of really old cathedrals, the Cattedrale di San Cetteo, dedicated to Pescara's patron saint was built in the 20th century. In July, Pescara Jazz is held. The Roman site of Alba Fucenswhich also contains some interesting Medieval works, is a large site set in what was once an ancient lake in the northeast of the Abruzzo surrounded by the Peaks of Monte Velino and the Majella range.
As beautiful and evocative as Alba Fucens is, the site of Peltuinumshown below, might take the prize as a place situated in the most beautiful spot where the Abruzzo. Peltuinium was founded in the second half of the first century BC.
The site is located 20 miles to the east of L'Aquila. The parks are full of authentic little villages perched on hills and on the side of mountains. You can just pick a road and likely be surprised at what you might see. There is a facebook page of Abruzzo Wildlife where you can see what's being photographed these days in the parks. If you want to save time and see the "best" of them, you may wish to take a tour.
Viator offers many treks and tours of the Abruzzo. Life in Abruzzo has a fine events calendar for the region. Abruzzo was the location of two prisoner of war campsCampo 21 in Chieti,  and Campo 78 in Sulmona.
The Sulmona camp also served as a POW camp in World War 1 ; much of the facility is still intact and attracts tourists interested in military history. Geographically, Abruzzo is located in central Italy and southern Italystretching from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Seaand includes mainly mountainous and wild land. The Adriatic coastline is characterized by long sandy beaches to the North and pebbly beaches to the South. Abruzzo is well known for its landscapes and natural environment, parks and nature reserves, characteristic hillside areas rich in vineyards and olive groves, and one of the highest densities of Blue Flag beaches.
The Abruzzo region has two types of italy that are strongly influenced by the Apennine Mountains, dividing the climate of the coastal and sub-Apennine hills from the interior's high mountain ranges. Coastal areas have a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters and rainy hills with a sublittoral climate where temperatures decrease progressively with increasing altitude and precipitation with altitude. Often the Adriatic coast are sidelined rainfall from the west to the barrier effect of the Apennines undergoing the action of gentle winds descending from it or Libeccio.
Around 1, to 2, millimetres 59 to 79 inches of precipitation is typical Pescara in showed a value close to 2, millimetres As with many Mediterranean regions, Abruzzo's vegetation is characterized by different Mediterranean ecosystems.
The map and the surrounding areas are characterized by the presence of typical plants of Mediterranean shrublandsuch as myrtleheather and masticwhile in the hilly areas other species grow, including olivepinewillowoakpoplaralderarbutusbroomacaciacapersrosemaryhawthornlicorice and almond trees, interspersed with oak trees.
The fauna of Abruzzo is highly varied, including the region's symbol, the Abruzzo chamois Rupicapra pyrenaica ornatawhich has recovered from near-extinction.
Map of the Province of Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Animals typical of this region include: marsican brown bearalong with Italian wolfdeer, lynx, roe deer, snow vole, fox, porcupine, wild cat, wild boar, badger, otter, and viper. Until a few decades ago, Abruzzo was a region of poverty in Southern Italy ; over the past decades, however, it has developed to such an extent that it has escaped from the spiral of underdevelopment to become the 'first' region of the 'Italian Mezzogiorno'.
This confirms its pivotal role in the national economic system. Since the s, Abruzzo has had steady economic growth. State and private investment in the region increased, and Abruzzo attained higher per capita education levels and greater productivity growth than the rest of the South.
The L'Aquila earthquake led to a sharp economic slowdown. However, according to statistics at the end ofit seems that the economy of Abruzzo is recovering, despite the negative on regarding employment. Abruzzo's industrial sector expanded rapidly, especially in mechanical engineeringtransportation equipment and telecommunications. Although industry has developed strongly, it retains weak points due to the existence of only a few large businesses alongside a huge fabric of small and medium-sized businesses.
Both pure and applied research are carried out in the region, where there are major institutes and factories involved in research in the fields of pharmaceuticsbiomedicineelectronicsaerospace and nuclear physics. The industrial infrastructure is spread throughout the region in industrial zones. A further activity worthy of note is seaside and mountain tourism, which is of considerable importance to the economy of the region. The mostly small, agricultural holdings produce: wine, cerealssugar beetpotatoes, olives, vegetables, fruit and dairy products.
Where products are saffron and liquorice. Most famous in the world is Abruzzo's wine Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ; in the late 20th and early 21st century, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo earned a reputation as being one of the most widely exported DOC classed wine in Italy.
In the past decade, tourism has increased, in particular by internal and European arrivals. The inland mountainous region contains several ski resorts, and coastal tourism is also well-developed, in particular, the Trabocchi Coast. Abruzzo's castles and medieval towns, especially around the town of L'Aquilahave earned it in some quarters the nickname of "Abruzzoshire", by analogy with the " Chiantishire ", nickname sometimes used to refer to the Chianti area of Tuscanybut Abruzzo is still off the beaten path for most visitors to Italy.
Although the population density of Abruzzo has increased over recent decades, it is still well below the Italian national average: in Abruzzo the provinces, the density varies: as of [update] Pescara is the most densely populated with After decades of emigration from the region, the main feature of the s is immigration from third world countries.
The population increase is due to the positive net migration. Since more deaths than births were registered in Abruzzo except forwhen their numbers were equal. The most serious demographic imbalance is between the mountainous areas of the interior and the coastal strip. The largest province, L'Aquila, is situated entirely in the interior and has the lowest population density. Italy movement of the population of Abruzzo from the mountains to the sea has led to the almost complete urbanization of the entire coastal strip especially in the province of Teramo and Chieti.
The effects on the interior have been impoverishment and demographic aging, reflected by an activity rate in the province of L'Aquila which is the lowest among the provinces in Abruzzo — accompanied by geological degradation as a result of the absence of conservation measures. In the coastal strip, however, there is such a jumble of accommodations and activities that the environment has gay life in paris france negatively affected. The policy of providing incentives for development has resulted in the setting-up of industrial zones, some of which VastoAvezzanoCarsoliGissiVal VibrataVal di Sangro have made genuine progress, map others Val PescaraL'Aquila have run into trouble after their initial success.
The zones of Sulmona and Guardiagrele have turned out to be more u2 sauna butterworth less failures. Outside these zones, the main activities are agriculture and tourism.
Large detailed map of Abruzzo with cities and towns
L'Aquila is both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila and second largest city pop. L'Aquila was hit by an earthquake on 6 Aprilwhich destroyed much of the city centre.
The other provincial capitals are Pescara, which is Abruzzo's largest city and major port pop. Other large municipalities in Abruzzo include the industrial and high tech center Avezzano pop. Over the years the Port of Pescara became one of the most important tourist ports of Italy and the Adriatic Sea.
Heavily damaged in World War II, it underwent some sixty years of major restoration and was reborn as a modern marina with advanced moorings and shipbuilding facilities. It has been honored with the European Union 's blue flag for the quality of services offered.
The port of Pescara has lost passenger traffic because of its shallowness and silting, but its fishery and aquaculture activities are thriving. There is a significant disparity between the railways of the Abruzzo coast and the inland areas, which badly need modernization to improve the service, in particular, the Rome - Pescara line.
The museum Museo Archeologico Nazionale d'Abruzzo in Chieti houses the famed warrior statue Warrior of Capestrano which was found in a necropolis from 6th century B. Every August 28—29, L'Aquila's Santa Maria di Collemaggio commemorates the Perdonanza Celestinianathe indulgence issued by Pope Celestine V to any who, "truly repentant and confessed" would visit that Church from the Vespers of the vigil to the vespers of 29 August.
Dominic, covered with live snakes, gay fleet week nyc carried in a procession through the town; it attracts thousands of Italian and foreign visitors.