abruzzo


I’ll confess at the outset that the topic for this month’s Italy Blogging Roundtable – driving in Italy – initially had me stumped. See, I’ve yet to get behind the wheel in Italy, for several reasons. I’m typically sticking to places that are easily reached by trains and buses and […]

Italy Roundtable: 3 Dream Drives in Italy


The Abruzzo region in central Italy is often overlooked by tourists, although the region made the international news in 2009 when a massive earthquake reduced several historic cities to ruin. The city at the center of that earthquake and which suffered a huge amount of damage was L’Aquila. L’Aquila has […]

Cheap Hostels in Aquila


While much of the Abruzzo region is mountainous, it does have a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea – and the most populous city in the region, Pescara, is located on the coast. Pescara is an important industrial port city for Abruzzo and Italy, and it’s also a well-known seaside […]

Cheap Hostels in Pescara



While the capital of a region usually turns out to be its largest city, that’s not the case in Abruzzo. Here, the capital is L’Aquila, but the biggest city in the region is the coastal city of Pescara. It’s an important port city as well as a popular beach resort. […]

Cheap Hotels in Pescara