Excursions in Abruzzo: exploring the natural parks

If you like  skiing, snowboarding or snow rafting in  winter time, Abruzzo‘s slopes are your call, as well as the natural tracks across the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.

The area sprung with also nature: an amazing trip through the Sagittario Gorge will make you in full contact wih an untaimed natural protected area ideal to stop by and enjoy a lovely pic-nic. Fantastic and worthy a vistit also the Zompo lo Schioppo Falls.

Majella and Gran Sasso with their mountains is an amazing zone for climbing and horseback riding as well as the National Park of Gran Sasso and the Laga Mountains. Modern facilities for a lot of fun and entertainment. If you prefer a  cultural staying, it is advisable to visit  the archaeological ruins of the Fucino Valley: the ancient city of Alba Fucens close to Monte Velino and the remains of Roman villas and a necropolis.
Amazing to discover is also the Hermitage of Celestine V, a monastery inside a rocky wall, where pilgrims come from all over the world!

The Adriatic coast shows its beauty and its luxurious fruit: you can start a gourmet trip from  Peligna Valley with Sulmona famous for is confetti.  The olive groves and the vineyards will escort you inside  the hinterland, where you will visit many farmer markets and farms to have a taste of delicious Montepulciano di Abruzzo e other wines, oil and local products. Abruzzo offers the highest peaks of the Apennines thanks to the fantastic resorts of Roccaraso, Rivisondoli, Pescasseroli and Campo Imperatore.
Many religious festivals and events are waiting for you in this magical land: the Perdonanza Festival in L’Aquila keeps high the fascination while the mystery inside the Serpari procession at the San Domenico Fair in Cocullo is still to fully comprehend.

If you fly by in Christmas time, you should attend the Living Nativity scenes in Rivisondoli, one of the finest in the world and in Italy.