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Gran Sasso in Abruzzo

From its rugged, mountainous national parks to its less touristy Adriatic beaches, Abruzzo is, as noted by writer Giorgio Manganelli, “a great producer of silence.”

Abruzzo’s Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso and the Parco Majella are some of the best places in Italy to hike, fish, ski, and escape the bustle of the city. Rustic Abruzzese restaurants in towns near Lazio (i.e., driving distance from Rome) are popular places for long Sunday lunches.

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Giulianova: A Beachside Gem in Abruzzo

Beaches in Abruzzo don’t get much press. They are far from most tourist sites. But that’s exactly what makes them enjoyable. We had an opportunity – thanks to, of all things, a winning raffle ticket – to visit the Abruzzo seaside town of Giulianova. And we were pleasantly surprised. Giulianova…

30 May 2018
Abruzzo / Art & Architecture / Destinations / Museums and Exhibits

Abruzzo’s Beffi Triptych

In the wake of Abruzzo’s devastating earthquake of April 2009, many companies and countries have pulled together to aid the tremor-stricken region. The other day, while visiting the National Gallery in Washington, DC, I learned that this aid has been extended to the art world. Since June 15, 2009, the…

1 October 2009
Abruzzo / Destinations / Italy News

L’Aquila Earthquake Info

The full extent of the damage to L’Aquila and the surrounding area after yesterday’s 6.3 earthquake is still not known. As of now, there are at least 179 confirmed dead and numerous buildings, including the Church of Maria di Collemaggio, lie in rubble. Even though this is still a developing…

7 April 2009
Abruzzo / Accommodations / Destinations

Authentic Accommodations in Abruzzi

Those who may have watched CBS Sunday Morning* yesterday probably caught the Allen Pizzey “Postcard: Abruzzi” piece, which profiled a castle in the village of Santo Stefano di Sessania, Abruzzo (or Abruzzi, if you will) that has been converted into “authentic” accommodations for those few tourists who wander off the beaten…

14 July 2008
Abruzzo / Destinations / Italy News

An Unspoiled Beach in Abruzzo

Earlier today, we wrote about the travel potential of the region Puglia, this year’s emerging star of Italian tourism. Well, if Puglia is the new Tuscany then some years from now Abruzzo will be the new Puglia. Richard Norton-Taylor writes about Vasto, a largely “unknown” beach on the Costa Abruzzese…

21 May 2008