38 days in Province of L'Aquila Itinerary

38 days in Province of L'Aquila Itinerary

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Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Drive to Tagliacozzo
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Tagliacozzo
— 6 nights
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Scanno
— 9 nights
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Pescocostanzo
— 8 nights
Drive
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L'Aquila
— 12 nights
Drive to Abruzzo Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Tagliacozzo

— 6 nights
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. Later it was a possession on the Orsini, who established a mint here. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tagliacozzo: Grotte di Pietrasecca (in Pietrasecca), Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo (in Morino) and Magliano de' Marsi (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta & Riserva Naturale Monte Velino). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, don't miss a visit to Anello della Val D'Arano, contemplate the long history of Municipio Tagliacozzo, and delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro di Alba Fucens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tagliacozzo trip itinerary site.

Sydney, Australia to Tagliacozzo is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Tagliacozzo, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Scanno.

Things to do in Tagliacozzo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scanno

— 9 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scanno: Civitella Alfedena (Centro Visita di Civitella Alfedena, La Camosciara, &more), Sulmona (Fontana del Vecchio, Enoteca Evinosia, &more) and Borgo di Castrovalva (in Anversa degli Abruzzi). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Il Lago di Scanno, make a trip to Frattura Vecchia, explore the stunning scenery at Gole di San Venanzio, and trot along with Centro Ippico Le Foche.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Scanno trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Scanno

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pescocostanzo

— 8 nights
Pescocostanzo is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Explore Pescocostanzo's surroundings by going to Alfedena (Torre Ottagonale, Centro Storico di Alfedena, &more), Barrea (Castello Monumentale, Borgo Medievale di Barrea, &more) and Scontrone (Borgo di Scontrone, Centro di Documentazione Paleontologico, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio dei Morti, go for a walk through Borgo Antico, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Fanzago, and steep yourself in history at Santa Maria del Colle.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pescocostanzo planning website.

Drive from Scanno to Pescocostanzo in 1.5 hours. May in Pescocostanzo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Pescocostanzo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

L'Aquila

— 12 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near L'Aquila: Castello Camponeschi (in Prata d'Ansidonia), Calascio (Rocca Calascio, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta, &more) and Torre di Roccapreturo (in Acciano). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, Head underground at Grotte di Stiffe, ponder the design of Fontana delle 99 cannelle, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA.

To find out how to plan a trip to L'Aquila, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pescocostanzo to L'Aquila takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Province of L'Aquila travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Churches · Landmarks
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. Laid out within medieval walls on a hill in the wide valley of the Aterno river, it is surrounded by the Apennine Mountains, with the Gran Sasso d'Italia to the north-east.L'Aquila sits upon a hillside in the middle of a narrow valley; tall snow-capped mountains of the Gran Sasso massif flank the town. A maze of narrow streets, lined with Baroque and Renaissance buildings and churches, open onto elegant piazzas. Home to the University of L'Aquila, it is a lively college town and, as such, has many cultural institutions: a repertory theatre, a symphony orchestra, a fine-arts academy, a state conservatory, a film institute. There are several ski resorts in the surrounding province: (Campo Imperatore, Ovindoli, Pescasseroli, Roccaraso, Scanno).GeographyClose to the highest of the Apennine summits, L'Aquila is positioned at an elevation of 721m in the Valley of the Aterno-Pescara, situated between four mountain peaks above 2000m.

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