A region between the Appennine and the Adriatic Sea, which epitomizes the best of what tourists can get from the mountain and the sea. It's a wonderful region with a millenary history, which still carefully preserves a natural and cultural inheritance of great account.
It's a region that has done a considerable evolution without losing the original characteristics
which make it so unique and different.
During recent years, while the italian tourist trade has met its first real difficulties, in Abruzzo an extraordinary development of an environmental and naturalistic awareness has set in and has so led to the foundation of two national parks besides the famous National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, of a regional park and some “oasis” or wild-life reserves which have increased the portion of protected territory by 30%.On this invaluable, precious richness of natural resources (woods, natural lakes, rivers, mountains, plateaus, flora and fauna rarities) the Abruzzo Region bases its work to consolidate the owm tourism offer with new and qualitatively higher foundations.The natural resources go hand in hand with the historical, cultural and artistic wealth of the region.
The numerous religious, mediaeval monuments are so important that during the recent years
hundreds of churches, abbeys, cathedrals, monasteries and other religious treasures have been restored.Today they are part of a route to the discovery of the region, valuable not only for its famous art richness but also because generally placed in intact habitats.
With its five hundred castels rising on the top of mediaeval villages, Abruzzo con be truly defined as a permanent open-air museum, illustrating the history of the fortified architecture.
In fact, as a consequence of several extraordinary historical events, a lot of towers, castles, fortresses and defence construtions were built in the midst of an untouched landscape.
Moreover, a great part of the habits and traditions bound to the old folk culture are still alive. Even the very tasty cooking of Abruzzo has strictly preserved its traditions. The foundations of this gastronomy are its genuine products. Abruzzo also offers wonderful beaches and beautiful resorts which are provided with all the necessary to enjoy relaxation, sports and entertainment, with hotel facilities meeting all modern requirements.
Therefore the region of Abruzzo has a liking for the tourist trade, or rather for several types of tourism because its extraordinary many-sided and complete offer gives guests the opportunity to have a holiday harmonizing with their personal inclinations.