38 days in Province of L'Aquila Itinerary

38 days in Province of L'Aquila Itinerary

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38 days in Province of L'Aquila Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Tagliacozzo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Scanno
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pescocostanzo
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
L'Aquila
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Sydney

6
nights
Tagliacozzo

Tagliacozzo ©
Tagliacozzo is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy.HistoryTagliacozzo lies in an area inhabited in early historic times by the Aequi and the Marsi, although the first mentions of the town dates from the 11th century AD. Venture out of the city with trips to Magliano de' Marsi (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta & Riserva Naturale Monte Velino), Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo (in Morino) and Grotte di Pietrasecca (in Pietrasecca). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Obelisco, steep yourself in history at Municipio Tagliacozzo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Cocullo, and engage your brain at Torre delle Stelle.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tagliacozzo trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Tagliacozzo is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Tagliacozzo is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: highs in Tagliacozzo hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Scanno.

Things to do in Tagliacozzo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Scurcola Marsicana, Canistro, Magliano de' Marsi, Massa D'Albe, Grotte di Beatrice Cenci
Highlights from your plan
Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo ©
Monastero dei Santi Cosma e Damiano ©
Riserva Naturale Monte Velino ©
Riserva Naturale Monte Velino

9
nights
Scanno

Scanno ©
Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.GeographyThere are alleys and narrow streets. Change things up with these side-trips from Scanno: Sulmona (Fontana del Vecchio, Enoteca Evinosia, & more), Civitella Alfedena (Centro Visita di Civitella Alfedena, La Camosciara, & more) and Borgo di Castrovalva (in Anversa degli Abruzzi). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Il Lago di Scanno, make a trip to Eremo di San Domenico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Medievale di Villalago, and trot along with Centro Ippico Le Foche.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Scanno trip planning website .

Getting from Tagliacozzo to Scanno by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Scanno can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Pescocostanzo.

Things to do in Scanno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sulmona, Civitella Alfedena, Anversa degli Abruzzi, Villalago, Campo Di Giove
Highlights from your plan
Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno
San Domenico Lake ©
San Domenico Lake
Frattura Vecchia ©
Frattura Vecchia

8
nights
Pescocostanzo

Pescocostanzo ©
Pescocostanzo is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Pescocostanzo: Scontrone (Borgo di Scontrone, Centro di Documentazione Paleontologico, & more), Alfedena (Torre Ottagonale, Centro Storico di Alfedena, & more) and Barrea (Castello Monumentale, Borgo Medievale di Barrea, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Del Colle, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Fanzago, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio dei Morti, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Cantelmo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pescocostanzo trip planner .

Getting from Scanno to Pescocostanzo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Pescocostanzo, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Pescocostanzo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Roccaraso, Alfedena, Castel di Sangro, Barrea, Scontrone
Highlights from your plan
Borgo Medievale di Barrea ©
Borgo Medievale di Barrea
Santa Maria del Colle ©
Santa Maria del Colle
L'Oggetto ©
L'Oggetto

12
nights
L'Aquila

L'Aquila ©
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. Get out of town with these interesting L'Aquila side-trips: Castello Camponeschi (in Prata d'Ansidonia), Calascio (Rocca Calascio, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta, & more) and Torre di Roccapreturo (in Acciano). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria ad Cryptas, explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre of Amiternum, and stroll around Parco del Sole.

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

Traveling by car from Pescocostanzo to L'Aquila takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in L'Aquila are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Calascio, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Celano, Assergi, Bominaco
Highlights from your plan
Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso
National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA ©