Abruzzo is a region in central Italy, its western border lying less than 80 km east of Rome. Abruzzo borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east, and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Geographically, it is more of a central than southern region, though ISTAT (the Italian statistical authority) considers it part of Southern Italy, a vestige of Abruzzo’s historic association with the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
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Cocullo is a village in the Abruzzo situated in the Peligna Valley, between the towns of Avezzano and Sulmona. Cocullo is known for his singular patron saint’s holiday, named Festa di San Domenico or Festa dei Serpari, in which the patron saint’s… [Read more]
Gessopalena is a town in the Abruzzo 644 m above the sea level. Inhabited since Pre-Roman times, in the early Middle Ages it consisted of a group of houses clinging on a big rock called “Pietra Lucente” on top of which was an ancient castle. The… [Read more]
L’Aquila, less than 2 hours’ drive from Rome, is the capital of the Abruzzo region surrounded by mountains like the Gran Sasso at 2,912 m, the highest point of Italian mainland. [Read more]