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Cheap flights to Abruzzo

Abruzzo is one of the twenty regions of Italy. It encompasses an area of about 10,763 square kilometres, with a population of approximately 1.3 million, and is located in the central part of Italy. It borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and southwest, Molise to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the east. It is considered to be the "Greenest Region in Europe", as one third of its territory is designated as three national parks, one regional park, and 38 protected nature reserves. The region is also divided into four provinces: L'Aquila, Teramo, Chieti, and Pescara, which in turn have 305 municipalities. The regional capital is L'Aquila.

What to see & do

Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo - The National Museum of Abruzzo, or Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo, is housed in the Forte Spagnolo of L'Aquila, a 16th century castle in the north end of the city. The ground floor contains a giant skeleton of an Archidiskon meridionalis, a prehistoric elephant found some miles from Aquila in 1954, as well as an archaeological section with Italic pre-Roman period artefacts, and a section with inscriptions and objects from the Roman towns in Abruzzo; the first floor is the medieval and modern art section, featuring works of Abruzzese artists from the 13th-17th centuries.

Pescara Cathedral - Pescara Cathedral, colloquially Duomo di Pescara, Cattedrale di San Cetteo Vescovo e Martire, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Via D'Annunzio, located in the city of Pescara. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Cetteus, patron saint of Pescara, and since the creation of the archdiocese in 1982 has been the seat of the Archbishop of Pescara-Penne. It contains one of the best church organs in Abruzzo.

Fontana delle 99 Cannelle - Fontana delle 99 Cannelle is a fountain located outside the western walls of L'Aquila. The fountain features 99 spouts, each one representing the 99 local villages that supposedly made up the city.

Pescara Beaches - Pescara has many wonderful beaches; just stick to the ones with a white flag and stray away from the ones with red flag, which means no swimming. There are a few free beaches, including the six that can be found along the coast from Pescara Centre and the stadium.

How to get around within Abruzzo

A great way to get around Abruzzo and enjoy all the wonderful scenery the region has to offer is by taking trains and buses that run regularly from Rome through Pescara and L'Aquila. The local bus service connects all four major cities, namely Pescara, L'Aquila, Chieti, Teramo, as well as other main towns. Travellers who wish to reach the more rural areas are advised to rent a car, especially for the relatively unknown villages in remote locations of the region.

How to get there

The major international airport in Abruzzo is Abruzzo International Airport, located in Pescara. The airport is served by low-cost airlines Alitalia, Wizz Air, and Ryanair, and receives flights from Linate Airport in Milan, Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Fiumicino, Il Caravaggio International Airport in Bergamo, Brussels South Charleroi Airport in Gosselies, Girona–Costa Brava Airport in Girona, Frankfurt–Hahn Airport in Kirchberg, Beauvais–Tillé Airport in Tillé, London Stansted Airport in London, and Henri Coandă International Airport in Bucharest. Abruzzo can also be reached by train, an option that offers plenty of picturesque views, from the Tiburtina railway station in Rome.

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