Sulmona

Try the weekly market in Sulmona where you will find the Piazza Garibaldi covered with tradesmen of everything from large vegetables, clothes, shoes, ironmongery etc, without a doubt a big experience for the whole family. The market is open on every Wednesday and Saturday morning, and don’t forget to take a break halfway on one of the many cafés and give yourself a treat buying a nice and cool Crodino and the obligatory souvenir; confetti flowers.

During summer you can also attend the medieval festivities with a show with horses and people dressed in authentic medieval style. During Eastern, however, you can attend the famous and traditional event “la Madonna che scappa”.

 

Lago Sinizzo

If the whole family needs fun and relaxation, go to the Lago Sinizzo at San Demetrio nei Vestini where the water is so clean that you can drink directly from the source and you will find turtles living in the water, which is also why many people call it the "turtle lake". It is also possible to barbecue on site and there is a good playground for both the big and the smaller children.

 

Scanno

Scanno is a wonderful old village known for its traditional black costumes, its wool production, and is definitely worth a visit when going for a swim at Lake Scanno. Here besides swimming it is possible to hire a pedalo, sunbathe or perhaps go for a long walk along the lake.

 

 

L'Aquila

L'Aquila is the main city of Abruzzo with its around 80.000 inhabitants, and the long history and the beautiful centre and castle, makes the city worth a visit.

 

 

Pescara

Pescara is about one hours drive from the holiday let and offers real city life with large malls and miles of sandy beaches.

 

 

Ovindoli & Campo Felice

If you prefer winter, Abruzzo offers many ski areas for both country cross skiers and downhill skiers. Gagliano Aterno lies around 30km from two excellent ski resorts in Ovindoli and Campo Felice.

 

 

Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Santo Stefano di Sessanio is best known for being one of the most meticulous urban rehabilitation projects in Italy. This small town with approx. 100 permanent residents, has through a number of years been able to attract investors, and now has its name on the official list of Italy's most beautiful hamlets "I Borghi più belli d'Italia".

 

Roccacalascio

Rocca Calascio is a ruined mountaintop fortress or rocca in the Province of l’Aquila. At an elevation of 1460 meters, the Rocca of Calascio is the highest fortress in Italy.

 

Campo Imperatore

Campo Imperatore is a 80km² large plateau in the Apennines located in between 1500 and 1900 meters altitude. Historically the area is known to be home to one of Italy's first alpine ski resorts, and to be the place where Mussolini was held captured and freed in 1943.

 

Castelli

The village of Castelli is also called the capital of pottery, and has a long historical tradition in the manufacture of ceramics, and has today plenty of small work shops, where only the imagination sets limits on what you can find. The village is also beautiful located at the foot of Apennines’ highest pinnacle, Corno Grande.

 

Cocullo

If you are in Abruzzo on the first Thursday of May, you can experience one of the more bizarre traditions in the village Cocullo. Each year captured snakes play a key role in the religious procession that annually attracts people from around the world.

 

Celano & Alba Fucens

Celano is one of the many beautiful towns in the region that has not been depopulated during the post-war, and has managed to retain its medieval character while acting as a modern town. Alba Fucens, on the other hand, stands as a testimony of how the Romans built towns 2400 years ago. Here you will find the remains of an ancient Roman baths, an amphitheatre, the town walls and a Basilica.

 

METEOR LAKE, TREKKING & HORSEBACK RIDING

The valley and the surrounding mountains is the perfect setting for enjoying an active outdoor life, and you can choose to experience this fantastic landscape on horseback, on bicycle or from one of the many trekking routes.