13 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

13 days in Abruzzo Itinerary

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L'Aquila
— 1 night
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Rocca di Mezzo
— 2 nights
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Roseto Degli Abruzzi
— 2 nights
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Caramanico Terme
— 2 nights
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Fara San Martino
— 2 nights
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Sulmona
— 1 night
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Pescasseroli
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L'Aquila

— 1 night
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn the secrets of production at Gran Sasso National Laboratory, make a trip to Scalinata San Bernardino, then get to know the fascinating history of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (L'Aquila), then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico L'Aquila, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our L'Aquila trip planning tool.

Rome to L'Aquila is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Rocca di Mezzo.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Rocca di Mezzo

— 2 nights
Rocca di Mezzo is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.It is home to the seat of the Sirente-Velino Regional Park. On the 22nd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale di Fontecchio, admire the local landmark of Fonte Trecentesca, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio, don't miss a visit to Castello Camponeschi, then take a stroll through Peltuinum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pieve di San Martino a Vado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Angelo, admire the masterpieces at Museo d'Arte Sacra della Marsica, then get outside with Pista Ciclabile, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Rocca di Mezzo.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocca di Mezzo travel itinerary planner.

Drive from L'Aquila to Rocca di Mezzo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Roseto Degli Abruzzi.

Things to do in Rocca di Mezzo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roseto Degli Abruzzi

— 2 nights
Roseto degli Abruzzi, more commonly Roseto, is a town and comune of the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lido Sette, get outside with Lido La Tartaruga, then get outside with Bussola, then stroll through Lido Celommi, and finally get outside with Lido Mirage. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Atlantic, kick back and relax at Bagno Oltremare, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Marini, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Maldimare, and finally cool off at Bagni Salsedine.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Roseto Degli Abruzzi vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Rocca di Mezzo to Roseto Degli Abruzzi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Roseto Degli Abruzzi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Caramanico Terme.

Things to do in Roseto Degli Abruzzi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Caramanico Terme

— 2 nights
Caramanico Terme is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy, situated near the confluence of the Orfento and Orta rivers, on a hilltop between the Monte Morrone and the Majella mountains.HistoryThe town takes its name from either cara, meaning rock, or from arimannia, a Lombard establishment in the late Middle Ages. On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Centro Storico di Caramanico Terme, pause for some serene contemplation at chiesa di San Nicola di Bari, then test the waters at Terme di Caramanico, then don't miss a visit to Rapide di Santa Lucia, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Naturalistico ed Archeologico "Paolo Barrasso", take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo dei Santi Valentino e Damiano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Farnese, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Majambiente, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Birra Deb's.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Caramanico Terme holiday maker website.

Drive from Roseto Degli Abruzzi to Caramanico Terme in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Fara San Martino.

Things to do in Caramanico Terme

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Fara San Martino

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pancrazio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale di Pennapiedimonte, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Balzolo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Costume e della Tradizione, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale di Guardiagrele. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna dell'Altare, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Palena, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Geopaleontologico, steep yourself in history at Borgo Medievale, then explore the activities along Lago Sant'Angelo, and finally take a stroll through Borgo Medievale di Terravecchia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fara San Martino online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Caramanico Terme to Fara San Martino in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Fara San Martino sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sulmona.

Things to do in Fara San Martino

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Sulmona

— 1 night
Sulmona is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Borgo Medievale di Pettorano sul Gizio, explore the historical opulence of Castello Cantelmo, go for a walk through Corso Ovidio, then stop by La Bottega d'Abruzzo, then make a trip to Piazza XX Settembre, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana del Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sulmona trip planner.

You can drive from Fara San Martino to Sulmona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Pescasseroli.

Things to do in Sulmona

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Pescasseroli

— 2 nights
Pescasseroli is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in Southern Abruzzo, central Italy.A summer and winter resort, it is today the headquarters of the Abruzzo National Park. On the 31st (Mon), take a pleasant ride with Agriturismo Valle Cupa, take some stellar pictures from Castel Mancino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Pietro e Paolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna del Carmelo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Sipari Casa Museo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Santa Maria di Monte Tranquillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Regio Tratturo Pescasseroli-Candela, examine the collection at Museo Dell'acqua, then get engrossed in the history at Antiquarium Dells Civilta Safina, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale di Barrea, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento al Selciatore.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pescasseroli trip planner.

Drive from Sulmona to Pescasseroli in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Pescasseroli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Abruzzo travel guide

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Landmarks · Churches · Beaches
The western border of Abruzzo lies only 80 km (50 mi) from Rome, making this central region an accessible and easily explored holiday destination. One of the most sparsely populated regions on the Italian peninsula, Abruzzo has historically been a wild and rather empty part of the country. But it's a growing favorite with vacationers eager to experience an authentic taste of unspoiled Italy. The region, where the north of Italy meets the south, is bordered by the Apennines to the west and fringed by the Adriatic Sea on the east. Among numerous places to visit, you could journey across Abruzzo's valleys and tour its abandoned hill towns for days, encountering only a few other tourists along the way. The region's coastline is much more touristy, featuring many beach resorts and pristine natural areas.