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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

National Park
“The highest mountain range in the Apennines in driving distance. Plan a day for a hike or sightseeing”
  • 43 locals recommend
“The mountains of the Park have a varied and interesting landscape of alternating rounded peaks, typical of the Apennines, with steep slopes typical mountain appearance. The central area of the park is crossed by the River Sangro, which shall receive various streams; in the outer flow out, however, the waters of the river Giovenca, Melfa and Volturno.”
  • 39 locals recommend
“Worth the drive and walk up for unforgettable views. Go an a weekday to avoid the crowds.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Perfetto per shopping alla moda, più di 100 negozi a prezzi convenienti. Perfect for fashionable shopping, more than 100 affordable stores”
  • 17 locals recommend
“The Majella is known as the great, magical mother of Abruzzo. A mountain shrouded in a sacred aura and steeped in myth, it is an ancient refuge for hermits, saints and bandits.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“The Campo Imperatore plain, in the Gran Sasso National Park, is called the small Tibet of Europe. Easy to understand why you have to visit it.”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“consente un viaggio nella storia e nelle tradizioni delle genti d'Abruzzo. Per info sugli orari di apertura tel. 085/4510026 ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Più di 100 negozi in galleria, a meno di 20 minuti di auto, si raggiunge in tangenziale. Commercial Center: More than 100 galleries, less than 20 minutes drive, you can reach the ring road”
  • 12 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Ancient Adria was a city of Picenum, situated about 10 kilometres (6 mi) from the Adriatic Sea, between the rivers Vomanus (modern Vomano) and Matrinus (modern Piomba). According to the Antonine Itinerary, it was distant 15 Roman miles from Castrum Novum (modern Giulianova) and 14 from Teate (modern Chieti). It has been supposed, with much probability, to be of Etruscan origin, and a colony from the more celebrated city of the name, now Adria in the Veneto region, though there is no historical evidence of the fact. The city was founded by Greeks from Aegina and reestablished by Dionysius I the tyrant of Syracuse in the 4th century BC. The first certain historical notice of Adria is the establishment of a Roman colony there about 282 BCE. In the early part of the Second Punic War (217 BCE) its territory was ravaged by Hannibal; but notwithstanding this calamity, it was one of the 18 Latin colonies which, in 209 BCE, were faithful to the cause of Rome, and willing to continue their contributions both of men and money. At a later period, according to the Liber de Coloniis, it must have received a fresh colony, probably under Augustus: hence it is termed a Colonia, both by Pliny and in inscriptions. One of these gives it the titles of Colonia Aelia Hadria, whence it would appear that it had been re-established by the emperor Hadrian, whose family was originally derived from hence, though he was himself a native of Spain. The territory of Adria (ager Adrianus), though subsequently included in Picenum, appears to have originally formed a separate and independent district, bounded on the north by the river Vomanus (Vomano), and on the south by the Matrinus (la Piomba); at the mouth of this latter river was a town bearing the name of Matrinum, which served as the port of Adria; the city itself stood on a hill a few miles inland, on the same site still occupied by the modern Atri, a place of some consideration, with the title of a city, and the see of a bishop. Great part of the circuit of the ancient walls may be still traced, and mosaic pavements and other remains of buildings are also preserved. According to the Antonine Itinerary Adria (which may have been the original terminus of the Via Caecilia), was the point of junction of the Via Salaria and Via Valeria, a circumstance which probably contributed to its importance and flourishing condition under the Roman Empire. After the fall of Rome, the region was subjected, along with most of northern and central Italy, to a long period of violent conflict. Ultimately, in the 6th century, the Lombards succeeded in establishing hegemony over the area, and Atri and other parts of Abruzzo found themselves annexed to the Duchy of Spoleto. The Lombards were displaced by the Normans, whose noble House of Acquaviva family ruled the town for decades from about 1393, before merging their lands into the Kingdom of Naples, but remaining dominant in the city as Dukes of Atri until the 19th century. The rule of the Acquaivivas marked the highpoint of Atri's greatest power and splendor. Some historians say that the city was founded by the Illyrians in the eleventh century BCE. They think that the city Atri was named after the Illyrian god Hatranus (Hatrani). The ancient name has been also described as the source from which the Adriatic Sea derived its name”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Splendido ponte pedonale sul Fiume, con incantevole vista della città, delle spiagge, del mare e della montagna. Beautiful pedestrian bridge over the River, with lovely views of the city, the beaches, the sea and the mountain”
  • 17 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“The historic part of Pescara city, where you can find as well the Gabriele D'Annunzio childhood home. The street and sourranded area is full of restaurants, bars with live music. Most popular for hanging out during the winter period. Distance: 25 minutes' drive”
  • 14 locals recommend
“The Majella National Park covers an area of over 74,000 hectares and touches the provinces of Pescara, L'Aquila and Chieti. It represents a green lung for the Abruzzo region and a natural oasis rich in vegetation, animals and cues for innumerable activities. Here are the top 10 things to do and see in the Majella National Park. 1. Trekking on the Majella Mountain 2. Guardiagrele 3. Roccacaramanico 4. Pennapiedimonte and Valle dell'Avello 5. Sighting of the fauna 6. Valle dell'Orta 7. Sulmona 8. Hermitage of San Giovanni all'Orfento 9. The table of the Brigands 10. Relax at the Baths of Caramanico”
  • 12 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“A great place close to Villa Gaia. Perfect for children to play in the nature.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Stunning mountain lake, with even more stunning scenery - great for cooling off in the hot summer months, picnicking, canoeing, etc.”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Beautiful and dramatic scenery, endless walking trails, tranquility, wide variety of flora and fauna.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Probably one of my most favorites hikes. A very special hermitage at the end of a lovely hike - especially pretty with the wildflowers in late springtime! ”
  • 9 locals recommend