Abruzzo: a beautiful land that lies between the Apennines slopes and the waters of the Adriatic sea. Its features are countless: a huge range of ski slopes and beaches, nature parks and art towns, medieval churches, castles and museums. During this trip, you will rent a car to visit Abruzzo, from the mountains of the Appennines, to the hills of Civitella del Tronto and Penne, then moving again to the mountains of Sulmona and Calascio. Optional: beach and sea in Fossacesia.
Day 1Arrival to the airport (usually Rome), car rental then travel to Fontecchio, a little and suggestive medieval village (175 kms by motorway). Overnight in Country house: Alle Vecchie Querce, Fulé or Torre del Cornone.Day 2Breakfast. For today there are a few proposals: tour of Stiffe Caves, Bominaco Medieval Castle and Churches or a cheese factory, vineyards or Pagliare plateau. Overnight in Country house Alle Vecchie Querce, Fulé or Torre del CornoneDay 3Breakfast. Drive to Civitella del Tronto, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (100 kms). Visit of the fortress and the medieval village or visit Atri. Overnight in Il Cascinale or Il Piacere Country house.Day 4Breakfast. Drive to Penne, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (80 kms). Today you can have a tour in Penne, or visit the Lake of Penne, a WWF Reserve, or have local products tasting. Overnight in Le Tre Poiane or Il Cignale Country house.Day 5Breakfast. Today you can have a guided tour in Loreto Aprutino, Castelli and Picciano villages (local festivals, local markets), visit an olive oil museum and tasting, have lunch at La Bilancia restaurant and have a cooking lesson. Overnight in Le Tre Poiane or Il Cignale Country house.Day 6Breakfast. Drive to to Calascio medieval village (55 kms). Possibilities for the day are lunch in Campo Imperatore plateau, a tour in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, or a visit to the fortress of Calascio. Overnight in Rifugio della Rocca mountain refugeDay 7Breakfast and drive to Sulmona (55 kms). Proposals: tour in Sulmona or visit sugared almonds producers. Overnight in Amores or Il Marchese del Grillo B&B.Day 8Breakfast. Transfer to Rome FCO Airport (190 kms by motorway)