The friendly and pretty town of Sulmona is only a 1 hour scenic drive from Abruzzo Villas. You could easily spend half a day sightseeing, visiting museums and churches.
Sulmona is known for its Italian confectionery “Confetti” They are sugar coated almonds, chocolates or sweets that are traditionally given to relatives and friends on religious celebrations, weddings and other special occasions. Sulmona’s confetti is also used as a small decorative piece as the local artisans color these sweets and craft them into flowers and other creations. Sulmona is also known for the birth place of the Latin poet, Ovid, best known for his mythological tales, erotic and love poetry
Two main events in Sulmona to look out for would be the “Madonna che scappa” (or the Madonna that runs – a statue of the Madonna is covered in a black robe from Sulmona’s Church of San Filippo Neri and taken on a very quick march on shoulders of young men) is held in Easter. The second main event is Sulmona’s Jousting Tournament which occurs on the last week of July and the first week of August held in the marvelous backdrop of Sulmona’s main square, Piazza Maggiore.