Abruzzo Towns & Medieval Villages Abruzzo Italy 🏰

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 Abruzzo Town to visit as it is only a couple minutes drive from our Abruzzo villa rental. It is a small fortified village with excellent views of the Abruzzo Adriatic Coast, Abruzzo Gran Sasso mountain range and the main Abruzzo town of
Pescara. La Madonna d’ella Neve (Church of Madonna of the Snow) dominates the village of Montesilvano Colle 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 towns 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.

The most beautiful Abruzzo towns and Medieval Villages in Abruzzo share a common characteristics: they are located on a hilltop with a church, a piazza town square, and charming  houses and all with sweeping views . The origin of these Abruzzo beautiful villages  is mainly medieval, for it was in the Middle Ages period that these Abruzzo villages began to come to being and to this day the appearance have remained beautifully preserved, leaving a historic moment magically captured in time.

Exploring Abruzzo’s ancient mountain towns is like entering into miniature worlds, where each Medieval Abruzzo Village carries it own unique feel of the passing of time where the locals will greet you with a warm “buongiorno”

Whether you are taking in the views from Italy’s highest fortress in Rocca Calascio Fortress near Santo Stefano di Sessanio or wandering through time in Pacentro’s winding streets, Abruzzo’s most beautiful villages are truly a memorable surprise and certainly worth exploring.

The below listed Abruzzo Medieval Villages  are recommended worth exploring and they are considered the most beautiful towns in Abruzzo.

Abruzzo Towns | Abruzzo Medieval Villages

Abruzzo Towns and awarded medieval villages with 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

Abruzzo Towns | Abruzzo Medieval Villages Abruzzo Italy

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

  • Montesilvano Colle – 2 minutes (and can also be seen from the villa)
  • Spoltore – 10 minutes
  • Pescara – 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)
  • Pescara – 10 minutes
  • 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
  • L’Aquila – 1 hour 20 minutes

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List of all the towns in Abruzzo by Province

 

Abruzzo Towns in Pescara Province 

Key highlights in Pescara Province and top sights: Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park; The Majella National Park; Hermitage of San Bartolomeo in Legio; San Liberatore Maiella abbey; Eremo di Santo Spirito a Majella is an hermitage located in Roccamorice, Province of Pescara; Shrine of the Holy Face; Orta River’s Canyon; Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo; Ponte del Mare. Visit our Pescara Holidays page for a detailed list of things to do and see.

Abruzzo Towns | Pescara Coat of Arms
Pescara Coat of Arms

 

Abbateggio
Alanno
Bolognano
Brittoli
Bussi sul Tirino
Cappelle sul Tavo
Caramanico Terme
Carpineto della Nora
Castiglione a Casauria
Catignano
Cepagatti
Città Sant’Angelo
Civitaquana
Civitella Casanova
Collecorvino
Corvara
Cugnoli
Elice
Farindola
Lettomanoppello
Loreto Aprutino
Manoppello
Montebello di Bertona
Montesilvano
Moscufo
Nocciano
Penne
PESCARA
Pescosansonesco
Pianella
Picciano
Pietranico
Popoli
Roccamorice
Rosciano
Salle
San Valentino Abruzzo C.
Sant’Eufemia a Maiella
Scafa
Serramonacesca
Spoltore
Tocco da Casauria
Torre de’ Passeri
Turrivalignani
Vicoli
Villa Celiera

 

 

Abruzzo Towns in Chieti Province

Key highlights in Chieti Province and top sights: The Roman Catholic cathedral, the Chieti Cathedral; Museo Archeologico Nazionale d’Abruzzo is an archaeology museum in Chieti, Archeological Musem La Civitella; Aqualand del Vasto water park; Italy’s oldest religious procession, the Processione del Cristo Morto il Venerdì Santo – the Death of Christ procession –  takes place on Good Friday.

Abruzzo Towns - Chieti Coat of Arms
Chieti Coat of Arms
Altino
Archi
Ari
Arielli
Atessa
Bomba
Borrello
Bucchianico
Canosa Sannita
Carpineto Sinello
Carunchio
Casacanditella
Casalanguida
Casalbordino
Casalincontrada
Casoli
Castel Frentano
Castelguidone
Castiglione Messer Marino
Celenza sul Trigno
CHIETI
Civitaluparella
Civitella Messer Raimondo
Colledimacine
Colledimezzo
Crecchio
Cupello
Dogliola
Fallo
Fara Filiorum Petri
Fara San Martino
Filetto
Fossacesia
Fraine
Francavilla al Mare
Fresagrandinaria
Frisa
Furci
Gamberale
Gessopalena
Gissi
Giuliano Teatino
Guardiagrele
Guilmi
Lama dei Peligni
Lanciano
Lentella
Lettopalena
Liscia
Miglianico
Montazzoli
Montebello sul Sangro
Monteferrante
Montelapiano
Montenerodomo
Monteodorisio
Mozzagrogna
Orsogna
Ortona
Paglieta
Palena
Palmoli
Palombaro
Pennadomo
Pennapiedimonte
Perano
Pietraferrazzana
Pizzoferrato
Poggiofiorito
Pollutri
Pretoro
Quadri
Rapino
Ripa Teatina
Rocca San Giovanni
Roccamontepiano
Roccascalegna
Roccaspinalveti
Roio del Sangro
Rosello
San Buono
San Giovanni Lipioni
San Giovanni Teatino
San Martino sulla M.
San Salvo
San Vito Chietino
Sant’Eusanio del Sangro
Santa Maria Imbaro
Scerni
Schiavi di Abruzzo
Taranta Peligna
Tollo
Torino di Sangro
Tornareccio
Torrebruna
Torrevecchia Teatina
Torricella Peligna
Treglio
Tufillo
Vacri
Vasto
Villa Santa Maria
Villalfonsina
Villamagna

 

Abruzzo Towns in L’Aquila Province

Key highlights in L’Aquila Province and top sights: Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise; Stiffe Caves; Scanno lake; Fontana delle 99 cannelle; The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park; Rocca Calascio, Italy’s highest castle; Museo Nazionale d’Abruzzo; Lake Barrea; Basilica of San Bernardino

 L’Aquila coat of Arms - Abruzzo Towns
L’Aquila Coat of Arms
Acciano
Aielli
Alfedena
Anversa degli Abruzzi
Ateleta
Avezzano
Balsorano
Barete
Barisciano
Barrea
Bisegna
Bugnara
Cagnano Amiterno
Calascio
Campo di Giove
Campotosto
Canistro
Cansano
Capestrano
Capistrello
Capitignano
Caporciano
Cappadocia
Carapelle Calvisio
Carsoli
Castel del Monte
Castel di Ieri
Castel di Sangro
Castellafiume
Castelvecchio Calvisio
Castelvecchio Subequo
Celano
Cerchio
Civita d’Antino
Civitella Alfedena
Civitella Roveto
Cocullo
Collarmele
Collelongo
Collepietro
Corfinio
Fagnano Alto
Fontecchio
Fossa
Gagliano Aterno
Gioia dei Marsi
Goriano Sicoli
Introdacqua
L’AQUILA
Lecce nei Marsi
Luco dei Marsi
Lucoli
Magliano de’ Marsi
Massa d’Albe
Molina Aterno
Montereale
Morino
Navelli
Ocre
Ofena
Opi
Oricola
Ortona dei Marsi
Ortucchio
Ovindoli
Pacentro
Pereto
Pescasseroli
Pescina
Pescocostanzo
Pettorano sul Gizio
Pizzoli
Poggio Picenze
Prata d’Ansidonia
Pratola Peligna
Prezza
Raiano
Rivisondoli
Rocca di Botte
Rocca di Cambio
Rocca di Mezzo
Rocca Pia
Roccacasale
Roccaraso
San Benedetto dei Marsi
San Benedetto in Perillis
San Demetrio ne’ Vestini
San Pio delle Camere
San Vincenzo Valle Roveto
Sant’Eusanio Forconese
Sante Marie
Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Scanno
Scontrone
Scoppito
Scurcola Marsicana
Secinaro
Sulmona
Tagliacozzo
Tione degli Abruzzi
Tornimparte
Trasacco
Villa Sant’Angelo
Villa Santa Lucia degli A.
Villalago
Villavallelonga
Villetta Barrea
Vittorito

Abruzzo Towns in Teramo Province

Key highlights in Teramo Province and top sights: Gran Sasso; Museo Civico Archeologico Francesco Savini; Torre del Cerrano; The Sanctuary of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows; Fortezza di Civitella del Tronto; Salinello Gorges; Morricana Falls; Teramo Cathedral

 

Teramo Coat of Arms
Alba Adriatica
Ancarano
Arsita
Atri
Basciano
Bellante
Bisenti
Campli
Canzano
Castel Castagna
Castellalto
Castelli
Castiglione Messer R.
Castilenti
Cellino Attanasio
Cermignano
Civitella del Tronto
Colledara
Colonnella
Controguerra
Corropoli
Cortino
Crognaleto
Fano Adriano
Giulianova
Isola del Gran Sasso d’I.
Martinsicuro
Montefino
Montorio al Vomano
Morro d’Oro
Mosciano Sant’Angelo
Nereto
Notaresco
Penna Sant’Andrea
Pietracamela
Pineto
Rocca Santa Maria
Roseto degli Abruzzi
Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata
Sant’Omero
Silvi
TERAMO
Torano Nuovo
Torricella Sicura
Tortoreto
Tossicia
Valle Castellana

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