Abruzzo Holidays are fast becoming one of Italy’s main tourist destination. And with ever increasing airline routes into Pescara airport, close proximity to Rome and Abruzzo Villa Rental rates starting at Euro 175 per night for an entire 4 bedroom Villa, tourists are starting to discover both the value and beauty of spending their holidays in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
It is so unfortunate that Abruzzo has not managed to retain its fair share of lime light on the Italian international stage – but why is that? There are famous people from Abruzzo; George Clooney has spent his holidays in Abruzzo with his beautiful partner Elisabetta Canalis. Madonna’s grandparents are from Pacentro; Formula 1 driver Jarno Trulli and Floria Sigismondi photographer and director are both from Pescara. Some of the greatest musicians in the world such as Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman have played at the Pescara Jazz Festival. The authors Ovidius Naso inspired writers such as Shakespeare, Chaucer and Botticelli and paintings by the Nicola da Guadiagrele has his gothic art dotted all over the country.
But, of course Abruzzo is more than just about accomplished and famous people; it’s also about people who take pride in the richness and beauty of their region. And, basing yourself in Pescara would give you the best opportunity to explore Abruzzo’s beauty.
Within Abruzzo lie some of Italy’s most beautiful, ancient hill towns rivaling those of Tuscany and Umbria. And, what makes Abruzzo of particular importance to Medieval Villages is the fact that it has won 19 “Borghi Piu Belli d’Italia” awards (The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy) making Abruzzo own the second most number of these awards in Italy after Umbria which has 22 awards. The awards for these villages are determined by aesthetic beauty but also for historical importance, art and culture and livability.
What’s more, Abruzzo is known as the “Green Region of Europe” and also referred to as “Italy’s Garden” as it offers Europe’s most visually beautiful extensive park systems: Parco Nazionale della Majella; Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo; Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga; Pietracamela, Italia and Parco Naturale Regionale Sirente Velino. Its tallest mountain, Corno Grande, majestically rises 2912 meters above sea level. The reserves are very accessible from Pescara and famous in Italy and worldwide; as a model for nature conservation and environmental safeguard. Winter skiing, horse riding, trekking, cycling, canoeing, paragliding, bird watching and long warm days in the spring and the autumn to walk around the hills and the lakes are some of the main activities.
There are few places that can offer both mountains and sea within a short drive and with the Adriatic Coastline hugging Pescara, it offers you just that – where you can enjoy a swim and unwind in one of the many beach cafés. There are both private and public beaches – all with their own unique personality and character. Abruzzo is amongst one of the regions that boast some of the highest number of “Bandiere Blu Spiaggie” (Blue Flag beaches) in all of Italy, which mean that the beaches are competing to maintain a very high standard and an environmentally sound coastline.
Pescara is the ideal place to base yourself when exploring Abruzzo as you will have easy access to the Adriatic coastline with its long stretch of beaches, wonderful fresh cuisine, shopping, charming medieval villages, the mountain ranges and warm friendly people. And as Abruzzo is not yet discovered by mass tourists, prices are reasonable and dining out means that you are always guaranteed fresh wonderful authentic food at lower prices and a much warmer welcome and hospitality – which makes Pescara and the region of Abruzzo a truly special place.
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