Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit the Borghese Gallery and the National Etruscan Museum
  • Stroll and eat your way across Rome
  • Stop in Tivoli st see Hadrian’s Villa
  • Take a day trip to L’Aquila to see the Museo Nazionale d’Abruzzo
  • Visit distinctive wineries
  • Tour the village of Capestrano
  • Stay in a 17th-century castle hotel
  • View a collection of Roman artifacts at the archeology museum in Chieti
  • Enjoy the restaurants of Pescara

Follow in Our Footsteps

Editor’s Itinerary

Duration: 11 Days

Two hours by car from Rome’s Fiumicino airport, Abruzzo is being discovered by connoisseurs of Italy who love its leisurely ways. The region does not yet have a luxury hotel of an international standard, but it does offer small properties of comfort and character. What makes them especially memorable is the Abruzzese tradition of hospitality.

Abruzzo is a blissfully relaxing destination, in part because sightseeing duties are minimal. The pleasures of a trip are waking every morning to birdsong, admiring the routinely spectacular views and exploring the region’s superb cuisine during long, lazy lunches. But that’s not to say there aren’t some compelling sights.

This 11-day itinerary provides an ideal balance of cultural, culinary and natural attractions, plus a little time to relax by the sea.