Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Chieti

Museo Archeologico Nazionale d'Abruzzo Villa Frigerj

Housed in a neoclassical villa in the Villa Comunale park, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale displays a comprehensive collection of local finds, including the 6th-century-BC Warrior of Capestrano, considered the most…
Christian Site in Badia

Abbazia di Santo Spirito Al Morrone

It’s hard to miss this massive abbey in Badia close to the sheer western slopes of the Morrone Mountains. Notable for its monumental staircase, religious frescoes and old pharmacy, its main sights can be seen on a g…
Museum in Pescara

Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo

Located on a quiet road parallel to the river on the opposite bank from the centre, this wonderful museum illustrates Abruzzo peasant culture. The information is mainly in Italian, but the objects speak eloquently f…
Palace in Sulmona

Palazzo dell'Annunziata

The most impressive of Sulmona's palazzi (mansions), founded in 1320 but rebuilt many times over, sits above a 1st-century-BC Roman domus (villa). The building has a harmonious blend of Gothic and Renaissance archit…
Christian Site in Badia

Eremo di Sant’Onofrio al Morrone

This cliff-clinging hermitage with its 15th-century frescoes, narrow oratory and arched porticoes literally cowers under a massive rock face in the Morrone Mountains. It was here in a grotto beneath the present chur…
Museum in Vasto & Around

Museo Archeologico

The Renaissance Palazzo d’Avalos houses this museum, with its eclectic collection of ancient bronzes, glasswork and paintings. Three other museums are also within the Palazzo d'Avalos – the Pinacoteca Comunale, the …
Cathedral in Sulmona

Cattedrale di San Panfilo

Slightly out of the centre, the Gothic-meets-baroque cathedral is like many things in Sulmona – understated and underrated. The fantastically restored interior guards some precious old artefacts, including a 14th-ce…
Museum in Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise

Museo del Lupo Appenninico

At Civitella Alfedena, a seductive hamlet reached via a bridge across the lake, you can study the local flora and fauna at the Museo del Lupo Appenninico, which has an impressive amount of information (in Italian on…
Museum in Sulmona

Museo dell'Arte Confettiera

This museum is housed in the Fabbrica Confetti Pelino, Sulmona's most famous manufacturer of confetti. The reconstructed 16th-century laboratory looks more like an old-time science lab than a sweet-making plant. It'…
Basilica in L'Aquila

Basilica di San Bernardino

Reopened in May 2015 six years after sustaining damage in the Abruzzo earthquake, the restored Basilica di San Bernardino is no stranger to seismic upheaval. The church has been rebuilt once before (in baroque style…