38 days in Province of L'Aquila Itinerary

38 days in Province of L'Aquila Itinerary

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Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Drive to Tagliacozzo
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Tagliacozzo
— 6 nights
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Scanno
— 9 nights
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Pescocostanzo
— 8 nights
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L'Aquila
— 12 nights
Drive to Abruzzo Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Tagliacozzo — 6 nights

Tagliacozzo is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy.HistoryTagliacozzo lies in an area inhabited in early historic times by the Aequi and the Marsi, although the first mentions of the town dates from the 11th century AD. Later it was a possession on the Orsini, who established a mint here. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tagliacozzo: Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo (in Morino), Grotte di Pietrasecca (in Pietrasecca) and Magliano de' Marsi (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta & Riserva Naturale Monte Velino). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero dei Santi Cosma e Damiano, make a trip to Anello della Val D'Arano, contemplate the long history of Municipio Tagliacozzo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della S.S. Trinita.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tagliacozzo trip itinerary builder website.

Sydney, Australia to Tagliacozzo is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, you will find days in Tagliacozzo are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Scanno.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

Scanno — 9 nights

Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.GeographyThere are alleys and narrow streets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scanno: Sulmona (Fontana del Vecchio, Enoteca Evinosia, &more), Borgo di Castrovalva (in Anversa degli Abruzzi) and Civitella Alfedena (Centro Visita di Civitella Alfedena, La Camosciara, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Il Lago di Scanno, make a trip to Frattura Vecchia, stroll through Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario, and do a tasting at Antica Casa Vitivinicola Italo Pietrantonj.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Scanno vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tagliacozzo to Scanno takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pescocostanzo.
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Find places to stay May 7 — 16:

Pescocostanzo — 8 nights

Pescocostanzo is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Explore Pescocostanzo's surroundings by going to Alfedena (Torre Ottagonale, Centro Storico di Alfedena, &more), Barrea (Castello Monumentale, Borgo Medievale di Barrea, &more) and Scontrone (Borgo di Scontrone, Centro di Documentazione Paleontologico, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Santa Maria del Colle, don't miss a visit to Eremo di San Michele Arcangelo, stop by L'Oggetto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio dei Morti.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pescocostanzo online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Scanno to Pescocostanzo by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Pescocostanzo sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to L'Aquila.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 24:

L'Aquila — 12 nights

L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. You'll find plenty of places to visit near L'Aquila: Torre di Roccapreturo (in Acciano), Calascio (Rocca Calascio, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta, &more) and Castello Camponeschi (in Prata d'Ansidonia). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario San Giovanni Paolo II, ponder the design of Fontana delle 99 cannelle, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA.

To find out how to plan a trip to L'Aquila, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pescocostanzo to L'Aquila takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Province of L'Aquila travel guide

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L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Laid out within medieval walls on a hill in the wide valley of the Aterno river, it is surrounded by the Apennine Mountains, with the Gran Sasso d'Italia to the north-east.L'Aquila sits upon a hillside in the middle of a narrow valley; tall snow-capped mountains of the Gran Sasso massif flank the town. A maze of narrow streets, lined with Baroque and Renaissance buildings and churches, open onto elegant piazzas. Home to the University of L'Aquila, it is a lively college town and, as such, has many cultural institutions: a repertory theatre, a symphony orchestra, a fine-arts academy, a state conservatory, a film institute. There are several ski resorts in the surrounding province: (Campo Imperatore, Ovindoli, Pescasseroli, Roccaraso, Scanno).GeographyClose to the highest of the Apennine summits, L'Aquila is positioned at an elevation of 721m in the Valley of the Aterno-Pescara, situated between four mountain peaks above 2000m.

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