The region of Abruzzo is situated half way down Italy and stretches from the Adriatic coast on the west of the country to the Apennine Mountains that run down the centre. It’s a fascinating region with a mountainous interior and miles of gorgeous sandy beaches along the coastline. Abruzzo is known as one of the greenest regions in Europe and it’s not hard to see why – the region has three large national parks that are home to extensive eco-systems.
Our campsite in the region is situated on the coast, close to the fantastic beaches of Giulianova.
Pescara Pescara is the largest city in the region and is famous for being the birthplace of Gabriele d’Annunzio, a writer, poet and playwright. Pescara is lively with a fantastic atmosphere in the summer – it’s popular with tourists who flock to its coastline to enjoy its many long, sandy beaches and warm climate. The fantastic 16km coastline is the real draw to the area. Every summer the city hosts a jazz festival and since 1969, it has been known as one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe.
Chieti Chieti stands on a hill and consists of two parts - Chieti Alta (the high part) and Chieti Scalo (the new part). The new part is home to the university and is generally livelier. The Cathedral of San Giustino is the largest church in the town. The town is home to a few museums - the National Archaeological Museum of Abruzzo which is situated in a beautiful neo-classical villa. For art-lovers, the Museum of Art “Constantino Barbella” and the Museum of Sacred Art of Ortona.
National Park of Grand Sasso and Monti della Laga The National Park contains one of the most biologically diverse areas in Europe. It’s home to a huge variety of plants and flowers. There’s also a wide variety of wildlife within the park, keep your eyes peeled for the rare Abruzzo Chamois – a mix between a goat and an antelope. The park is popular with bird watchers too. The park has many trails and can be explore on foot, bike or horseback. There are park visitor centres where you can get more information or arrange a guided walk with a local guide.
Abruzzo National Park The Abruzzo National Park is one of the oldest parks in Italy and covers a vast part of the country. The park is home to mountain ranges and many villages, towns and castles. Many different types of wildlife call the Abruzzo National Park home. If you take a wander, you can spot Marsican brown bears, golden eagers and otters.
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