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Even More Posts About Italy

Here’s a list of more articles about Italy which you may find useful, just click on the link to go to the article: How To Be More Like a Local When You Are in Italy How To Plan a European Road Trip The Maremma or Abruzzese Sheepdog How To Use Italian Trains 20 Great Italian…
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La Locanda di Mezzo – A Little Bit of Middle Earth in Sulmona

If, like me, you love all things ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ – you might want to take a trip to the medieval town of Sulmona.  For besides being able to explore the narrow Abruzzen streets, and the 13th century aqueduct, and wander around the market that fills the Piazza…
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A Trip Around the Sirente-Velino National Park

Sirente-Velino National Park Although the Sirente-Velino National Park is probably the smallest  in area of the National Parks of Abruzzo, it makes up in beauty for what it lacks in size.  Just south of the  L’Aquila and bordered by the A24/A25 on three sides, the park is easily accessible by car.  Our drive through this…
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Festivals in Abruzzo - Part 2

Festivals in Abruzzo – Part 2

Festival season really ‘kicks off’ in Abruzzo during the summer months.   So here are more festivals for  the latter half of the year.  Please notes any dates/venues given are as accurate as possible but it is always better to check with the local tourist office to avoid disappointment.   Festivals in Abruzzo JULY The…
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Something for the family – Aqualand

Just outside of the town Vasto (near to the border with Molise), stands Aqualand.  Aqualand is the ideal place if you have kids with excess energy to burn off.  This enormous aqua park features hundreds of metres of scream-generating slides, along with the obligatory lazy river for those of a more sedate nature.  It also…
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Great Italian Movies You Need to See

Italian cinema can often be heavy going, heavy on symbolism and light on plot.  But there is a lighter side to Italian movies which makes great viewing.  Check out the four great Italian movies below to see what you may have missed. Mediterraneo Mediterraneo is an easygoing comedy following the adventures of a group of…
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Go Wild in the National Park of Abruzzo

The National Park of Abruzzo in Italy is a great spot for nature lovers, with a rich variety of creatures, plants and animals waiting to be discovered.  With over 400 square kilometres to explore, don’t forget your camera when setting out into the wilds of Abruzzo.   Here’s some of the wildlife that you may find…
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Festivals in Abruzzo – Part 1

Hi,  here is quick rundown of some of the festivals in Abruzzo.   I’ll do more festivals for June onwards in later posts.  Please notes any dates/venues given are as accurate as possible but it is always better to check with the local tourist office to avoid disappointment. Festivals in Abruzzo JANUARY Feast of St…
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The Top 5 Things to Do in Abruzzo

Top 5 Things to Do in Abruzzo, Italy By Daniela Alemadi Abruzzo is often overlooked by mass tourists when visiting Italy for the first time, however, this region of Italy has so much more to offer. Here is a list of the top five things to do when you are in Abruzzo. Discover and explore…
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Adventure in Abruzzo

Given the terrain of mountains and rivers that comprise Abruzzo it is no surprise to find plenty to do for the adrenaline junkies amongst us.   A new enterprise is ‘Abruzzo Rafting’, at, but rather than me telling you about it, why not pop over to their website and have a look for yourself?