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
Drive
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Pescocostanzo
— 8 nights
Drive
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Tagliacozzo: Grotte di Pietrasecca (in Pietrasecca), Magliano de' Marsi (Chiesa di Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta & Riserva Naturale Monte Velino) and Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo (in Morino). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Piazza Obelisco, take a stroll through Centro storico di Civitella Roveto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Cesidio e Rufino, and don't miss a visit to Anello della Val D'Arano.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tagliacozzo road trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Tagliacozzo is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Tagliacozzo. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Tagliacozzo hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Scanno.
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 8:

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. Get out of town with these interesting Scanno side-trips: Borgo di Castrovalva (in Anversa degli Abruzzi), Civitella Alfedena (Centro Visita di Civitella Alfedena, La Camosciara, &more) and Sulmona (Fontana del Vecchio, Enoteca Evinosia, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Il Lago di Scanno, stroll through Centro Visita Daini, appreciate the history behind Statua della Donna di Scanno, and delve into the distant past at Centro storico e museo all'aperto Piante, Pastori, Streghe e Briganti.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Scanno sightseeing planner.

Drive from Tagliacozzo to Scanno in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pescocostanzo.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 17:

Pescocostanzo — 8 nights

Pescocostanzo is a comune and town in the Province of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pescocostanzo: Scontrone (Borgo di Scontrone, Centro di Documentazione Paleontologico, &more), Alfedena (Torre Ottagonale, Centro Storico di Alfedena, &more) and Barrea (Castello Monumentale, Borgo Medievale di Barrea, &more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Bosco Sant'Antonio, go for a walk through Borgo Antico, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale di Pettorano sul Gizio, and see the interesting displays at Museo Teofilo Patini.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pescocostanzo tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Scanno to Pescocostanzo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to L'Aquila.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 25:

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: Calascio (Rocca Calascio, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta, &more), Castello Camponeschi (in Prata d'Ansidonia) and Torre di Roccapreturo (in Acciano). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, stroll around Parco del Sole, trek along with Il Bosso, and don't miss a visit to Santa Maria ad Cryptas.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read L'Aquila journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pescocostanzo to L'Aquila takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 6:

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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