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Abruzzo Information
Location of Abruzzo
Area: 10,794 km²
Population: 1.3 million
Density: 122/km²
Capital: L'Aquila

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Chieti
    • Altino
      Archi
      Ari
      Arielli
      Atessa
      Bomba
      Borrello
      Bucchianico
      Canosa Sannita
      Carpineto Sinello
      Carunchio
      Casacanditella
      Casalanguida
      Casalbordino
      Casalincontrada
      Casoli
      Castel Frentano
      Castelguidone
      Castiglione Messer Marino
      Celenza Sul Trigno
      Chieti
      Civitaluparella
      Civitella Messer Raimondo
      Colledimacine
      Colledimezzo
      Crecchio
      Cupello
      Dogliola
      Fallo
      Fara Filiorum Petri
      Fara San Martino
      Filetto
      Fossacesia
      Fraine
      Francavilla al Mare
      Fresagrandinaria
      Frisa
      Furci
      Gamberale
      Gessopalena
      Gissi
      Giuliano Teatino
      Guardiagrele
      Guilmi
      Lama dei Peligni
      Lanciano
      Lentella
      Lettopalena
      Liscia
      Miglianico
      Montazzoli
      Montebello sul Sangro
      Monteferrante
      Montelapiano
      Montenerodomo
      Monteodorisio
      Mozzagrogna
      Orsogna
      Ortona
      Paglieta
      Palena
      Palmoli
      Palombaro
      Pennadomo
      Pennapiedimonte
      Perano
      Pietraferrazzana
      Pizzoferrato
      Poggiofiorito
      Pollutri
      Pretoro
      Quadri
      Rapino
      Ripa Teatina
      Roccamontepiano
      Rocca San Giovanni
      Roccascalegna
      Roccaspinalveti
      Roio del Sangro
      Rosello
      San Buono
      San Giovanni Lipioni
      San Giovanni Teatino
      San Martino sulla Marrucina
      San Salvo
      Santa Maria Imbaro
      Sant'Eusanio del Sangro
      San Vito Chietino
      Scerni
      Schiavi d'Abruzzo
      Taranta Peligna
      Tollo
      Torino di Sangro
      Tornareccio
      Torrebruna
      Torrevecchia Teatina
      Torricella Peligna
      Treglio
      Tufillo
      Vacri
      Vasto
      Villalfonsina
      Villamagna
      Villa Santa Maria

  • L'Aquila
    • Acciano
      Aielli
      Alfedena
      Anversa degli Abruzzi
      Aragno
      Assergi
      Ateleta
      Avezzano
      Balsorano
      Barete
      Barisciano
      Barrea
      Bisegna
      Bominaco
      Bugnara
      Cagnano Amiterno
      Calascio
      Campo di Giove
      Campotosto
      Canistro
      Cansano
      Capestrano
      Capistrello
      Capitignano
      Caporciano
      Cappadocia
      Carapelle Calvisio
      Carsoli
      Castel del Monte
      Castel di leri
      Castel di Sangro
      Castellafiume
      Castelvecchio Calvisio
      Castelvecchio Subequo
      Celano
      Cerchio
      Civita d'Antino
      Civitella Alfedena
      Civitella Roveto
      Cocullo
      Collarmele
      Collelongo
      Collepietro
      Corfinio
      Fagnano Alto
      Fontecchio
      Fossa
      Gagliano Aterno
      Gioia dei Marsi
      Goriano Sicoli
      Introdacqua
      L'Aquila
      Lecce nei Marsi
      Luco dei Marsi
      Lucoli
      Magliano de' Marsi
      Massa d'Albe
      Molina Aterno
      Montereale
      Morino
      Navelli
      Ocre
      Ofena
      Opi
      Oricola
      Ortona dei Marsi
      Ortucchio
      Ovindoli
      Pacentro
      Paganica
      Pereto
      Pescasseroli
      Pescina
      Pescocostanzo
      Pettorano sul Gizio
      Pizzoli
      Poggio Picenze
      Prata d'Ansidonia
      Pratola Peligna
      Prezza
      Raiano
      Rivisondoli
      Roccacasale
      Rocca di Botte
      Rocca di Cambio
      Rocca Di Mezzo
      Rocca Pia
      Roccaraso
      San Benedetto dei Marsi
      San Benedetto in Perillis
      San Demetrio ne' Vestini
      San Pio delle Camere
      Sante Marie
      Sant'Eusanio Forconese
      Santo Stefano di Sessanio
      San Vincenzo Valle Roveto
      Scanno
      Scontrone
      Scoppito
      Scurcola Marsicana
      Secinaro
      Sulmona
      Tagliacozzo
      Tione Degli Abruzzi
      Tornimparte
      Trasacco
      Villalago
      Villa Santa Lucia
      Villa Sant'Angelo
      Villavallelonga
      Villetta Barrea
      Vittorito

  • Pescara
    • Abbateggio
      Alanno
      Bolognano
      Brittoli
      Bussi sul Tirino
      Cappelle sul Tavo
      Caramanico Terme
      Carpineto della Nora
      Castiglione a Casauria
      Catignano
      Cepagatti
      Città Sant'Angelo
      Civitaquana
      Civitella Casanova
      Collecorvino
      Corvara
      Cugnoli
      Elice
      Farindola
      Lettomanoppello
      Loreto Aprutino
      Manoppello
      Montebello di Bertona
      Montesilvano
      Moscufo
      Nocciano
      Penne
      Pescara
      Pescosansonesco
      Pianella
      Picciano
      Pietranico
      Popoli
      Roccamorice
      Rosciano
      Salle
      Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
      San Valentino in
      Abruzzo Citeriore
      Scafa
      Serramonacesca
      Spoltore
      Tocco da Casauria
      Torre de' Passeri
      Turrivalignani
      Vicoli
      Villa Celiera

  • Teramo
    • Alba Adriatica
      Ancarano
      Arsita
      Atri
      Basciano
      Bellante
      Bisenti
      Campli
      Canzano
      Castel Castagna
      Castellalto
      Castelli
      Castiglione Messer Raimondo
      Castilenti
      Cellino Attanasio
      Cermignano
      Civitella del Tronto
      Colledara
      Colonnella
      Controguerra
      Corropoli
      Cortino
      Crognaleto
      Fano Adriano
      Giulianova
      Isola del Gran Sasso d'ltalia
      Martinsicuro
      Montefino
      Montorio al Vomano
      Morro d'Oro
      Mosciano Sant'Angelo
      Nereto
      Notaresco
      Penna Sant'Andrea
      Pietracamela
      Pineto
      Rocca Santa Maria
      Roseto Degli Abruzzi
      Sant'Egidio alla Vibrata
      Sant'Omero
      Silvi Marina
      Teramo
      Torano Nuovo
      Torricella Sicura
      Tortoreto
      Tossicia
      Valle Castellana
      Villa Rosa di Martinsicuro

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Pescara Province, Abruzzo
Cugnoli - Province of Pescara - Photo: Lynxlynx
The province of Pescara covers an area of 1,225 sq.km and is bordered by the Adriatic sea to the east and the other three provinces of Abruzzo, Chieti to the south east, L'Aquila to the west and Teramo to the north. It is the smallest of the four provinces of Abruzzo but the most densly populated.

Pescara Province
Province of Pescara, Abruzzo

There is plenty of work in this province with a flourishing tourist industry, major port, lucrative fishing and agricultural industries and an active industrial centre. This makes it more modern, lively and cosmopolitan than the other three provinces of Abruzzo.

Pescara Province
The beautiful hilltop town of Bolognano - Photo: Ra Boe

In spite of being firmly in the 21st century the area has not forgotten its historical roots and traditions and there are many beautiful, well preserved hilltop villages steeped in history. Some of the most beautiful churches in Abruzzo can be found in the province of Pescara.

Pescara Province
Sant'Eufemia a Maiella in the winter - Photo: Nino di Cosmo

Geographically, it is mountainous on its inland western border and gradually flattens out to the sandy, level Adriatic coastline. The province has two important lakes, Lake Alanno and Lake Penne, both of which are artificial resevoirs. Alanno covers 160 hectares and is a protected area, both over the water and the surrounding land on which there is a hunting ban. Lago di Penne (Lake Penne) covers 150 hectares and although protected it has been turned into a pleasant tourist destination. There are 160 species of birds on and around the lake around which there is a walking trail with dedicated picnic areas.

Pescara Province
Lake Penne - Photo: Freegiampi

Pescara
Pescara is the capital city of the province of Pescara and the largest city in Abruzzo, of which it is the regional capital. The city has an international airport, busy ferry port and a large national station making it an easy place from which to explore Abruzzo. It is a University city sharing the sites of the G. d'Annunzio University with the city of Chieti. The coastline stretches for over 16 kilometres with uninterrupted flat, sandy beaches. Pescara also has one of the larges marinas on the Adriatic coast. Pescara was heavyily bombed during WWII which left the major part of the city as a pile of rubble. It is consequently a modern town with little or nothing of the original historical architecture left.

Pescara Province
Pescara - Photo: Luca Aless

The main sites include:

Cathedral of San Cetteo
Roman Catholic Cathedral which was built in the early 1930's, replacing a medieval church which had fallen into a state of disrepair. It is a modern building but has been designed in the Romanesque style which reflects the architecture of the rest of this area of Abruzzo. The organ inside the cathedral is said to be the finest in the whole of Abruzzo.

Pescara Province
Pescara - Cathedral of San Cetteo - Photo: Luca Aless

Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo
An interesting museum depicting four thousand years of traditional life in Abruzzo. The museum has plenty to offer, particularly regarding a wide choice of activities for children.

Piazza Rinascita
An popular square with elegant bars and a good selection of shops.

Pescara Jazz Festival is held annually every July in the Teatro D'Annunzio.

Alanno
The town of Alanno still has three towers and the remains of its original medieval walls. The 16th century church of St Francis is of interest and as is the artificial lake with abundant wildlife and vegetation. Just outside the town (around 3km) is the Renaissance church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This was built around 1485 and has a graceful portico and a fresco of the Deposition. Inside it is decorated in the Baroque style with a spectacular altar.

Pescara Province
Santa Maria delle Grazie interio - Photo: Lynxlynx

Cugnoli
This village is a beautiful example of a hilltop medieval walls which surrounded it can still be seen. Has two interesting churches, San Stefano built in the 13th century and San Pietro which originally belonged to a Cictercian monastery. At the end of August every year the village holds an 'arrosticini' festival. Arrosticini are basically an italian version of skewered meat and vegetable which are cooked over an open fire but Cugnoli has the honour of supposedly being the place where they were invented.

Manoppello
This small village is famous for its church, Volto Santo di Manoppello, which houses the thin veil portraying the 'Holy Face of Manoppello'. The cloth, made from a rare fibre called byssus, was found in a Capuchin monastery where it had been since the late 16th century. While you are there the Romanesque abbey of Santa Maria Arabona is also well worth a visit.

Pescara Province
Manoppello - Volto Santo - Photo: Ra Boe

Penne
Penne is an ancient town dating back to the year 300 BC. It is known as the 'small Sienna' due to the fact that all its houses and streets are constructed of brick. Penne has some beautiful churches including the Duomo (cathedral) with its 8th century crypt, the 12th century Santa Maria in Colleromano and many smaller but historically significant places of worship. Just outside the town there is the protected nature reserve and lake.

Pescara Province
Porta San Francesco - Photo: Stefano delle Monache

Popoli
Popoli suffered badly during World War II and was bombed twice by the British, losing its important 'Julius Caesar' bridge which connected Pescara to Rome. Large numbers of people were killed, mainly women and children, due to a bombing raid taking place during the day on March 22nd 1944when everyone was queueing up for rations. That day is still respected and remembered annually by the local inhabitants.

Pescara Province
Popoli - Photo: Ra Boe

There are some very special examples of architecture in and around the town:

  • Taverna Ducale - built in the mid 14th century and is classed as being one of the most beautiful medieval buildings in Abruzzo.
  • The Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria - built in the 12th century
  • The churches of San Francesco and Santissima Trinità.
  • The ruined castle, higher up the hill and overlooking the town.

Serramonacesca
In Serramonacesca you can find the San Liberatore a Maiella which is an ancient abbey traditionally linked to Charlemagne.

Pescara Province
Serramonacesca - San Liberatore interior - Photo: Zitumassin

Picciano
Here there is an ancient Benedictine Abbey.

Pescara Province
Picciano - Photo: lesovero

Roccamorice
This small village is worth visiting to see the Hermitage of St Bartholomew with its distinctive shaped entrance which was forged by the now dried up rivers of Lavino and Lanello.

Pescara Province
Rocccamorice - Eremo di San Bartolomeo - Photo: Idéfix

The typical dishes of this province are all made from local, natural products, mainly olive oil, lamb and honey. Older sheep are cooked in a pot for several hours with herbs which can be found growing wild in the countryside. This province also produces some varied and excellent sheep and goat's cheeses. The local wines include Montepulciano, Trebbiano, Cerasuolo and Moscato di Castiglione.

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Abruzzo Information
Location of Abruzzo
Area: 10,794 km²
Population: 1.3 million
Density: 122/km²
Capital: L'Aquila

Find a hotel in Abruzzo
Provinces
Comunes
  • Chieti
    • Altino
      Archi
      Ari
      Arielli
      Atessa
      Bomba
      Borrello
      Bucchianico
      Canosa Sannita
      Carpineto Sinello
      Carunchio
      Casacanditella
      Casalanguida
      Casalbordino
      Casalincontrada
      Casoli
      Castel Frentano
      Castelguidone
      Castiglione Messer Marino
      Celenza Sul Trigno
      Chieti
      Civitaluparella
      Civitella Messer Raimondo
      Colledimacine
      Colledimezzo
      Crecchio
      Cupello
      Dogliola
      Fallo
      Fara Filiorum Petri
      Fara San Martino
      Filetto
      Fossacesia
      Fraine
      Francavilla al Mare
      Fresagrandinaria
      Frisa
      Furci
      Gamberale
      Gessopalena
      Gissi
      Giuliano Teatino
      Guardiagrele
      Guilmi
      Lama dei Peligni
      Lanciano
      Lentella
      Lettopalena
      Liscia
      Miglianico
      Montazzoli
      Montebello sul Sangro
      Monteferrante
      Montelapiano
      Montenerodomo
      Monteodorisio
      Mozzagrogna
      Orsogna
      Ortona
      Paglieta
      Palena
      Palmoli
      Palombaro
      Pennadomo
      Pennapiedimonte
      Perano
      Pietraferrazzana
      Pizzoferrato
      Poggiofiorito
      Pollutri
      Pretoro
      Quadri
      Rapino
      Ripa Teatina
      Roccamontepiano
      Rocca San Giovanni
      Roccascalegna
      Roccaspinalveti
      Roio del Sangro
      Rosello
      San Buono
      San Giovanni Lipioni
      San Giovanni Teatino
      San Martino sulla Marrucina
      San Salvo
      Santa Maria Imbaro
      Sant'Eusanio del Sangro
      San Vito Chietino
      Scerni
      Schiavi d'Abruzzo
      Taranta Peligna
      Tollo
      Torino di Sangro
      Tornareccio
      Torrebruna
      Torrevecchia Teatina
      Torricella Peligna
      Treglio
      Tufillo
      Vacri
      Vasto
      Villalfonsina
      Villamagna
      Villa Santa Maria

  • L'Aquila
    • Acciano
      Aielli
      Alfedena
      Anversa degli Abruzzi
      Aragno
      Assergi
      Ateleta
      Avezzano
      Balsorano
      Barete
      Barisciano
      Barrea
      Bisegna
      Bominaco
      Bugnara
      Cagnano Amiterno
      Calascio
      Campo di Giove
      Campotosto
      Canistro
      Cansano
      Capestrano
      Capistrello
      Capitignano
      Caporciano
      Cappadocia
      Carapelle Calvisio
      Carsoli
      Castel del Monte
      Castel di leri
      Castel di Sangro
      Castellafiume
      Castelvecchio Calvisio
      Castelvecchio Subequo
      Celano
      Cerchio
      Civita d'Antino
      Civitella Alfedena
      Civitella Roveto
      Cocullo
      Collarmele
      Collelongo
      Collepietro
      Corfinio
      Fagnano Alto
      Fontecchio
      Fossa
      Gagliano Aterno
      Gioia dei Marsi
      Goriano Sicoli
      Introdacqua
      L'Aquila
      Lecce nei Marsi
      Luco dei Marsi
      Lucoli
      Magliano de' Marsi
      Massa d'Albe
      Molina Aterno
      Montereale
      Morino
      Navelli
      Ocre
      Ofena
      Opi
      Oricola
      Ortona dei Marsi
      Ortucchio
      Ovindoli
      Pacentro
      Paganica
      Pereto
      Pescasseroli
      Pescina
      Pescocostanzo
      Pettorano sul Gizio
      Pizzoli
      Poggio Picenze
      Prata d'Ansidonia
      Pratola Peligna
      Prezza
      Raiano
      Rivisondoli
      Roccacasale
      Rocca di Botte
      Rocca di Cambio
      Rocca Di Mezzo
      Rocca Pia
      Roccaraso
      San Benedetto dei Marsi
      San Benedetto in Perillis
      San Demetrio ne' Vestini
      San Pio delle Camere
      Sante Marie
      Sant'Eusanio Forconese
      Santo Stefano di Sessanio
      San Vincenzo Valle Roveto
      Scanno
      Scontrone
      Scoppito
      Scurcola Marsicana
      Secinaro
      Sulmona
      Tagliacozzo
      Tione Degli Abruzzi
      Tornimparte
      Trasacco
      Villalago
      Villa Santa Lucia
      Villa Sant'Angelo
      Villavallelonga
      Villetta Barrea
      Vittorito

  • Pescara
    • Abbateggio
      Alanno
      Bolognano
      Brittoli
      Bussi sul Tirino
      Cappelle sul Tavo
      Caramanico Terme
      Carpineto della Nora
      Castiglione a Casauria
      Catignano
      Cepagatti
      Città Sant'Angelo
      Civitaquana
      Civitella Casanova
      Collecorvino
      Corvara
      Cugnoli
      Elice
      Farindola
      Lettomanoppello
      Loreto Aprutino
      Manoppello
      Montebello di Bertona
      Montesilvano
      Moscufo
      Nocciano
      Penne
      Pescara
      Pescosansonesco
      Pianella
      Picciano
      Pietranico
      Popoli
      Roccamorice
      Rosciano
      Salle
      Sant'Eufemia a Maiella
      San Valentino in
      Abruzzo Citeriore
      Scafa
      Serramonacesca
      Spoltore
      Tocco da Casauria
      Torre de' Passeri
      Turrivalignani
      Vicoli
      Villa Celiera

  • Teramo
    • Alba Adriatica
      Ancarano
      Arsita
      Atri
      Basciano
      Bellante
      Bisenti
      Campli
      Canzano
      Castel Castagna
      Castellalto
      Castelli
      Castiglione Messer Raimondo
      Castilenti
      Cellino Attanasio
      Cermignano
      Civitella del Tronto
      Colledara
      Colonnella
      Controguerra
      Corropoli
      Cortino
      Crognaleto
      Fano Adriano
      Giulianova
      Isola del Gran Sasso d'ltalia
      Martinsicuro
      Montefino
      Montorio al Vomano
      Morro d'Oro
      Mosciano Sant'Angelo
      Nereto
      Notaresco
      Penna Sant'Andrea
      Pietracamela
      Pineto
      Rocca Santa Maria
      Roseto Degli Abruzzi
      Sant'Egidio alla Vibrata
      Sant'Omero
      Silvi Marina
      Teramo
      Torano Nuovo
      Torricella Sicura
      Tortoreto
      Tossicia
      Valle Castellana
      Villa Rosa di Martinsicuro

Abruzzo Flag
A 'stemma' (pl.stemme) is the Italian word for 'coat of arms'. In Italy, every region, every province within that region and every comune within that province has its own coat of arms.

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Abruzzo Airports
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The National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise

The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park
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