From the eternal city to hidden gems of Abruzzo
Package price per person, 8 days from € 685,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
Abruzzo has been recently mentioned from “The Indipendent” journal, as a group of local filmmakers is restyling it as Italy’s last unspoiled region. After the big earthquake in 2009 in the provincial capital L’Aquila, local people want to offer again their warm hospitality; the wild nature makes the rest, giving the curious travellers the chance to visit beautiful places, such as medieval small towns, fishing villages and, last but not least, to taste delicious cuisine and good wines.
- 8-Day coach rent from / to Rome
- 5 Nights accommodation HB and buffet breakfast in good middle class hotel area Silvi Marina / Montesilvano
- 2 Nights accommodation B&B and buffet breakfast in good middle class hotel in Rome
- Assistance on arrival day
- 6 Fullday guide:
- Lanciano and Costa dei Trabocchi
- Sumona and Scanno
- Campo Imperatore and l’Aquila
- Civitella del Tronto and Atri
- Chieti and Rome Sightseeing
- Ancient and classic Rome
- 1 Light lunch on a trabocco with local specialities on the coast
- 1 Visit to a confectionery with tasting in Sulmona
- 1 Picnic with arrosticini
Day 1 Arrival, welcome drink, and check-in for 5 nights HB in area Silvi Marina – Montesilvano.
Day 2 – Lanciano, Costa dei Trabocchi. Breakfast at the hotel and tour of Lanciano, one of the most beautiful art cities of the region, famous for its markets, which draw traders from all over the Mediterranean. Light meal on a trabocco (an ald fishing machine). In the afternoon, tour of the abbey San Giovanni in Venere, which stands on the foundations of a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess of love. Return towards the southern coast of the Abruzzo region along a unique section of the coast called Costa dei Trabocchi.
Day 3 – Sulmona, Scanno. Breakfast at the hotel and then it’s off to visit Sulmona, rich in outstanding works of art, city of the poet Ovid. The town is known for its sweets, the famous “confetti”, so don’t miss out on a tasting at a confectionery. Continue to Anversa degli Abruzzi on a road that crosses the impressive “Gole del Sagittario” (the archer’s ravine). Arrival in Scanno, known for its crafts and the ancient customs of its inhabitants.
Day 4 – Campo Imperatore, Aquila. Breakfast at the hotel and drive to the Gran Sasso National Park. Drive over the Campo Imperatore, a broad plateau famous for its appearance in Westerns by Sergio Leone and the many films made here with Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. Picnic in Campo Imperatore at the old Western saloon with “arrosticini.” Drive to L’Aquila and tour of the city, which for a long time was the capital of the Abruzzo region and the site of important historical events.
Day 5 – Civitella del Tronto, Atri. After breakfast, drive and tour of Civitella del Tronto, overshadowed by one of the largest fortresses in Europe in a unique location with a beautiful view. In the afternoon, continue along the nature reserve of the Calanchi to Atri, one of the most important towns of the Abruzzo Renaissance on the coast.
Day 6 – Rome Breakfast at the hotel and departure towards Rome. On the way, visit of Chieti. The old and historical centre Chieti Alto at the top of the hill, the new city and university Chieti Scalo at the bottom of the hill, and in the valley of the river Aterno-Pescala. It offers incredible views over the mountains of Majella and Gran Sasso. Accommodation hotel in Rome and overnight stay.
Day 7 – Rome Breakfast. During the visit, you will dive into ancient Rome. From Piazza Venezia you can visit the Capitol and the Roman Forum, the center of the ancient city. Continue to the Coliseum (outside only), the Arch of Constantine and the Palatine hill with the remains of the imperial palaces. Special features are also the Circus Maximus and the Pantheon. Continue to the most famous fountains and squares of Rome. Highlights include Trevi Fountain, Triton Fountain at Barberini Square and Navona Square with fountain of the four rivers by Bernini.
Day 8 Breakfast at the hotel and departure for home.
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