ABRUZZO EXCURSIONS 

1st Itinerary

Teramo … 30 min from us and 20min from Campli

The city of Teramo has ancient origins and in its golden years were built the baths, the theater, the amphitheater and other monuments submerged from the new city.

We recommend a visit to the charming Cathedral dedicated to Saint Berardo and Santa Maria Assunta and the statue of Sor Paolo at Largo proconsul who knows everything about the city because here were hung “notes” about the work of community leaders and even letters of scorn for husbands betrayed!

In addition to visiting the streets of downtown shops and churches we suggest a stop at:

  • San Domenico, Gothic church asala unique model very spread beyond the Alps, but rarely found in Italy;
  • Our Lady of Grace, a former monastery of the Benedictine nuns in 1153 with a beautiful garden dedicated to the singer teramanoIvan Graziani
  • Castle Monicastupendo day but very striking with night lighting

born in Teramo Vincenzo Cerulli , the great astronomer, scholar of Mars and the asteroid discoverer Interamnia 704 , in honor of his hometown. Teramo also home to the largest Laboratory of Nuclear Physics of the world, the Astronomical Observatory of Collurania, and the Institute Zooprofilattico.

Campli … 40 min from us and 20 from Civitella del Tronto

Campli is situated on a hill between the valleys of Teramo. It is a country rich in history and architectural monuments. It hosts the headquarters of a section of the National Archaeological Museum. Worth visiting the Palace Beautiful Parliamentary place in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Platea of 1300, which has a Romanesque bell tower. Also famous La Scala Santa, so named because, after 1776, usually the custom to grant indulgence to them who climbed on his knees.

Civitella del Tronto … 40 min from us

The fortress of Civitella del Tronto is one of the most impressive works of military engineering in Italy, all its luminous history is linked to the strategic position that has had.

The fortress still be visited today and was the last Bourbon stronghold gave way to the rising of Italy. You should also visit the streets of the village inhabited the Ruetta, the narrowest street in Italy.

 

2nd Itinerary

San Gabriel … to 50 minutes from us and from Castelli 20

At the foot of the Gran Sasso the shrine is dedicated to a young Passionist Saint now the destination of more than two million faithful from around the world

The fame of San Gabriele exploded in 1892 when his remains were exhumed and on his thumb the first clamorous prodigies happened. In 1920 he was proclaimed a saint and in 1959 Pope John XXIII declared him patron of Abruzzo.

In addition all’orinario sanctuary upstairs are the corridors of votes and gifts for the Holy today you can also visit the new church located just opposite where you can pray at the saint’s remains.

Castelli … 70 min from us

Located just below the peaks of the Gran Sasso is known around the world for its famous ceramists, who served in the Middle Ages the kings of Naples and princely houses of Rome.

Best known for its craft shops, Castelli is renamed “City of ceramics” and owes its fame to this art, which dates back to the thirteenth century around. And ‘then that in the small, but quaint village at the foot of the Gran Sasso, handed down from father to son, this art fine.

 

3rd Itinerary

Our Lady of Splendor … 15 min from us and 30min from Atri

On April 22, 1557 a farmer while collecting firewood, saw the Virgin Mary surrounded by a great light, and right there was built the shrine dedicated to her.

The Madonna as evidence of the miracle at the base of a olive gushed out a source of pure water, which still exists today. Those who come to pass in the country can visit the source of miracle and bathe also recording the front, so it will be blessed by Our Lady.

 

Atri … 40 min from us

Atri was city of great prestige in the ancient world.

In the eleventh century, thanks to its port in ‘Adriatic who distinguished himself as a great center of trade and was the only city on the coast to coin money before Rome, hence the claim that the name of the sea tucks his ancient Hatria.

The city had its heyday under the dukes of Acquaviva still numerous archaeological speak of them.

Well worth a visit are the Cathedral and the Roman cistern, the small Roman Theatre still functioning and called “the favor”, the Church of St. Francis and the Town Park Capuchin to enjoy a breathtaking view. It will be very easy to disentangle the beautiful alleys and just follow the bell towers of 7 to visit a lovely medieval town perfectly preserved.

 

4th Itinerary

National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga … 50 min from us and 20min from L’Aquila

Abruzzo also called the “lungs of Europe” contains some of the largest protected areas and valuable of Europe including the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga.

You will be entranced by the magic of forests, springs and hidden waterfalls, monasteries and fortresses, plateaus and peaks towering home to numerous species of protected animals such as the brown bear, the wolf, the Abruzzo chamois and golden eagle.

L’Aquila … 70 min from us and 25min from the Caves of Stiffe

Ancient city of art and culture, famous for its countless artistic and the earthquake of 2009 L’Aquila offers treasures to be discovered as the Basilica of St. Mary of Collemaggio, the Fountain of the 99 Spouts, Cathedral St. Maximus and St. George and the beautiful Renaissance castle-fortress, built by the Spanish in the sixteenth century.

Stiffe Caves … 90 min from us and 30min from Santo Stefano di Sessanio

The caves of Stiife arise from the overwhelming force of an underground river that right here and found an outlet for thousands of years for the plasma rock, creating magnificent play of light and color, creating different environments on different levels where you feel immersed. Open all year. Tel 0862.86142

Santo Stefano di Sessanio … 80 min from us

It is part of The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy this quaint village completely constructed of white limestone, whose candor was made opaque by time and all the roofs of the houses are covered with
tiles that make it even more suggestive panorama for those who see it from the top of the tower that stands in the center of the village.

 

5th Itinerary

San Benedetto del Tronto … 30 min from us and 30min from Ascoli Piceno

It is the country’s most important and well-known of the Riviera that offers entertainment and curiosity as well as a nice walk through the windows of the center. Has the largest fishing port on the Adriatic which can be seen from the long walk on the pier. It ‘easy to reach by train or bus.

Ascoli Piceno … 40 min from us

The old town built almost entirely of travertine is the most admired of central Italy, by virtue of its rich artistic and architectural. Preserves several noble towers and bell and this is called the City of hundred towers . In the center you can admire the Piazza del Popolo, considered among the most beautiful squares in Italy and in the summer a comfortable train will take you through the streets of downtown to admire its beauty. Tel 0736.336339