Pescara is a good place to stay if you are looking to explore the Abruzzo region of Italy. From there, you can enjoy plenty of day trips from your private villa to historic towns such as Introdacqua, which is on a hill nestled between the valleys of Sant’Antonio and di Contra and within easy reach of Sulmona. To get there, you can rent a car from Pescara and take the A25 or E80. You should be able to reach the town in about an hour by driving. When you arrive, you can explore the town on foot and with a steady pace, you should be able to cover all the hills in a single day.
Introdacqua may be a small medieval village but it is a great place to get to know an aspect of Abruzzo’s history, culture, and architecture. The ancient center’s most notable structure is the profile of a medieval castle. When in town, be sure to head to one medieval castle’s sighting towers, which visually linked Abruzzo to Naples, the capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The square tower is another notable structure there. You can find the palaces of Trasmondi Marquises in the town’s lower part along with plenty of 18th-century homes with remarkable iron balustrades. Be sure to visit the Church of Maria Santissima Annunziata to explore a range of artistic masterpieces.
If you are looking for more adventures from Introdacqua, plan a day of exploring Monte Genzana and Ponte Plaia to discover rare specimens of wildlife. Monte Genzana represents an ecological corridor between Abruzzo National Park and Majella National Park, therefore it is rich in flora and fauna. This requires more explanation Sulmona is a good day trip option if you want to go shopping. There, you can buy and sample confetti, an Italian almond candy.
One of Introdacqua’s busiest times is August, particularly the first half where the Feast of Pork Sandwiches and Prosciutto (Sagra della porcheta e del prosciutto) is held, and on the 20th where the feasts of St. Antonio and St. Feliciano are celebrated.
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