Abruzzo holidays

Visit Italy's Best-kept Secret with a Customised Abruzzo Holiday

Often referred to as Italy’s best kept secret, Abruzzo lies less than 80 kilometres east of Rome and borders the regions of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east, and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Although geographically more of a central than southern region, 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. The region is situated at the centre of the Italian peninsula facing the Adriatic, which it follows along 150 km of incredible beaches. With an area of 10,794 square kilometres, it is one of the most mountainous regions in Italy and has a population of around 1.3 million inhabitants.

Abruzzo Beach Holidays

As one of the best Italian beach holiday destinations, Abruzzo has a number of blue flag beaches (an award given when a beach or marina has met stringent standards) where you can relax, take in the scenery and dip your toes into the warm crystal blue waters. Popular seaside locations include the traditional Romanesque fishing town of Vasto. With its glorious golden sandy marina, plenty of historical sites to see and a water park to keep the whole family entertained, the town is certainly worth a visit.

Abruzzo Ski Holidays

Those looking for a little adventure can visit one of Abruzzo’s 22 skiing resorts, including cross country courses in the region’s capital L’Aquila and the popular Roccaraso, with 855m of runs.  Abruzzo is known for its affordable skiing and gets a heavy and lasting snow cover – often more so than other popular skiing destinations such as the Alps.

When to Visit Abruzzo

Abruzzo is perfect for those looking for a weekend Italian holiday. Those looking to hit the slopes can travel throughout winter months (November – February), whilst spring time (April – May) is great for catching the exceptionally beautiful scenery and hitting the beach without the scorching summer weather.

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