Abruzzo is a central Italian town which attracts nature lovers and winter sports fans from all over Europe.
Three of the most popular winter sports resorts include Rivisondoli, Roccaraso and Pescasseroli.
Surrounded by rugged and wild terrain, Abruzzo offers stunning landscapes.
The natural landscape of the high and steep peaks of the Gran Sasso, Laga Mountains, and Mount Majella slopes down to a wide range of hills, until it finally reaches the Adriatic coast.
The Adriatic coast of Abruzzo boasts long sandy beaches in the north and pebbly beaches to the south. This is the greenest region in Italy, and the small inland villages are well worth visiting if you want to escape the tourist crowds.
Nature reserves, including the National Park of Abruzzo, the Park of Gran Sasso and the Laga Mountains protect the wildlife species of the area, including the golden eagle.
Monasteries and castles are dotted around the countryside, and L´Aquila is a great place to base yourself if you want to visit the provinces of Pescara, Teramo and Chieti.