Medieval Charming Villages | Abruzzo Medieval Towns

Medieval Towns of Abruzzo
Abruzzo Medieval Towns
Abruzzo Medieval Towns

Within Abruzzo lie some of Italy’s most beautiful ancient Abruzzo Medieval Towns rivaling those of Tuscany and Umbria. Montesilvano Colle village is your first stop as it is only a couple minutes drive from the Abruzzo villa rental. It is a small fortified village with excellent views of the Abruzzo Adriatic Coast, Abruzzo Gran Sasso mountain range and
Pescara. La Madonna d’ella Neve (Church of Madonna of the Snow) dominates the village and houses frescoes dating back to the 12th Century. And in the afternoons you will hear the bells chime from the villa. What makes Abruzzo of particular importance to Abruzzo 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.

Abruzzo Medieval Towns and awarded villages and approximate driving time from the villa:

  • Città Sant’Angelo – 20 minutes (and can also be seen from the Villa)
  • Manoppello – 30 minutes
  • Abbateggio – 40 minutes
  • Rocca San Giovanni – 45 minutes
  • Pacentro – 50 minutes (Where Madonna’s Grand Parents are from and where her relatives still live)
  • Scanno – 1 hour
  • Anversa degli Abruzzi – 1hour
  • Introdacqua – 1 hour
  • Navelli – 1 hour
  • Bugnara – 1 hour
  • Villalago – 1 hour
  • Pettorano sul Gizio – 1 hour
  • Tagliacozzo – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Castel del Monte 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Castelli – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Civitella del Tronto – 1 hour 15 minutues
  • S. Stefano di Sessanio – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Pietracamela – 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Pescocostanzo – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Opi – 1 hour 50 minutes

Other very popular and beautiful Abruzzo medieval towns and villages to explore close by:

  • Montesilvano Colle – 2 minutes (and can also be seen from the villa)
  • Spoltore – 10 Minutes
  • Loreto Aprutino – 15 minutes
  • Pianella – 25 minutes
  • Penne – 25 minutes
  • Civitella Del Tronto – 30 minutes
  • Atri – 20 minutes
  • Chieti -40 minutes (Easter Holiday in Italy is important to Italians and in Chieti there is a famous procession earmarked on the UNESCO calendar that takes place every Easter)
  • Ascoli Piceno – 40 minutes (belongs to the Marche Region)
  • San Valentino – 45 minutes
  • Rocca San Giovanni – 45 minutes
  • Salle Vecchia – 50 minutes
  • Cocullo – 50 minutes
  • Guardiagrele – 50 minutes
  • Sulmona – 1 hour
  • Faraone Antico – 1 hour
  • Campli – 1 hour
  • Colledimezzo – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Castelli – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Pietracamella – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Carunchio – 1 hour 30 minutes

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