Must see tourist attractions in Abruzzo

Chieti, ©Daniele Faieta/Flickr

Chieti, ©Daniele Faieta/Flickr

The region of Abruzzo is beautiful and diversified from mountaneous ares to sea shores. You can spend a perfect vacation in this place that can give you anything you wish for as a tourist.

Besides the mountaneering opportunities and water sport options, the culinary experiences and different festivals and events, you have many tourist attractions in Abruzzo you must see.

The Province of Aquila

Aquila is one of the five provinces of Abruzzo, the only one with no seashore. But this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have plenty of tourist attractions, especially because it houses the city of L’Aquila, with a great artistic importance. You can visit the San Bernando Cathedral or the Saint Mary Cathedral, the Forte Spagnolo or the Castello, the magnificent local castle or the interesting and unique fountain with 99 spouts, each one with a different stone mask.

Forte Spagnolo, ©kudumomo/Flickr

Forte Spagnolo, ©kudumomo/Flickr

In L’Aquila you can also discover the main historical, artistic and religious attractions of the city with the help of the Celestine Pardon that provides many routes to those interested. Sadly there was a strong earthquake in the city in the year 2009, which made serious demages in the city and the area destroying parts of the artistic heritage.

There are some more tourist attractions in the region of Abruzzo that need to be mentioned: the Mouseum of Archeology and Sacred Art, housed in the spectacular Celano Castle and the ancient city of Alba Fucens are just a few of the many historical attractions of the Province of Aquila.

The Province of Pescara

Besides the beautiful seashore, the beach city of Pescara also has to offer some tourist attractions for those who are in search for artistic treasures. The city keeps the memory of Gavriele D’Annuzio, an important poet of his time.

Pescara, ©MysterioP/Flickr

Pescara, ©MysterioP/Flickr

The Province of Pescara lies near the Province of L’Aquila practically occupying the seashore. It has many popular beach resorts like San Salvo, Vasto, Ortona, Tortoreto, Roseto, Silvi Marina and Giulianova.

The Province of Chieti

The most important settlement of the province is the city of Chieti, lying on a seaside hill. Regarding tourist attractions, the city is famous for its prehistoric findings, the National Archeological Museum, and a charming cathedral from the 11th century.

Chieti, ©Daniele Faieta/Flickr

Chieti, ©Daniele Faieta/Flickr

The Province of Teramo

The city of Teramo has many tourist sites that worth visiting, for example some Roman archeological findings and a cathedral from medieval times. If you are interested in traditional country lifestyle, there are many old borgoes that can be seen troughout the whole region.

Panorama da Silvi Alta – Teramo, ©alessandrobl /Flickr

Panorama da Silvi Alta – Teramo, ©alessandrobl /Flickr

We also have to mention the town of Scanno located in a beautiful surrounding and the town of Sulomna, both offering many historical and artistical tourist attractions.

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