Abruzzo Parks, Food, Beaches
Abruzzo holds a record: environmental laws protect 30 percent of its territory, and no other region in Europe can boast as much. It is not without good reason. It is known as the region of parks, the ideal target for a naturalistic vacation. There are three national parks, one regional park, and many protected sites and nature reserves: in a region like this, it seems natural that the provincial capital is called L'Aquila (The Eagle).
This guide lets you visit Abruzzo, starting from L'Aquila, and see Gran Sasso and Maiella. It includes a detailed list of the resources available to visit the Parks with local guides and encounter the local wild fauna.
It has a list of local guides and of the services they provide.
It covers Abruzzo cuisine with a section on the specialty Foods of Abruzzo and lists many regional recipes with active links to the recipe pages. It also contains local wines.
It includes a comprehensive section on Abruzzo's history, from the pre-Roman age to the historic Roman era, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Baroque periods, and the Modern Age. In addition, it includes photos and descriptions of the attractions and travel info.
The guide has many reviews of the restaurants in the localities covered.
Author Enrico Massetti
Published by Massetti Publishing Washington DC, USA
The main sheep tracks between Abruzzo and Puglia
Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso
Tours in Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso
How to get to Maiella National Park
Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga
Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise
Parco Naturale Regionale Sirente Velino
Majellatrekking - Associazione Culturale Magna Mater
Majellatrekking. Small groups' genuine experiences
National Network of CEA of Legambiente.
Naturavventura - A summer camp for kids
Visitor Center of Majella National Park
Equituristic Park Majella - Morrone
Visiting center Caramanico Terme
Visiting center and museum Fara San Martino
Visiting center Maurizio Locati Lama dei Peligni
Visiting center S. Eufemia, a Majella
Caramanico Terme: Otter Wildlife Area
Lama dei Peligni: Chamois Fauna Area
Information Education Center "Il Grande Faggio".
Serramonacesca: Area faunistic del Capriol (Roe deer)
Palena: Area Faunistic dell'Orso
Where to eat in Anversa degli Abruzzi
MOM - Museum of the Marsicano Bear
In the Maiella Park by mountain bike
In the Maiella Park by Road Bike
Botanical Garden "Michele Tenore”
Botanical Garden "Daniela Brescia"
C.E.A. LA PORTA DEL SOLE - FARA SAN MARTINO
MAGNA MATER CULTURAL ASSOCIATION C. di Giove (AQ)
COOPERATIVE MAJAMBIENTE - Caramanico Terme
COOPERATIVE MAJELLA - Lama dei Peligni
C.E.A. "IL GRANDE FAGGIO" - Pretoro
COOPERATIVE STELLA ALPINA - Pacentro
Alternative future route to get to Pescara
Where to eat in Francavilla al Mare
Where to eat in Torino di Sangro