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Abruzzo is a region in central Italy with a wild terrain starting from the Apennines and reaching the coast on the Adriatic Sea. Lush green mountains and hills cover the whole land, creating astonishing landscapes that can take your breath away. Book a cottage in this naturalistic region and discover beauty beyond comparison. Find peace and quietness away from the crowds and busy cities, and enjoy a soul-stirring holiday surrounded by greenery.
Abruzzo - a paradise for the nature lovers
Book one of our cottages, chalets, tents or bungalows, and get the best out of your holiday in Abruzzo. Located in remote areas that harbour a profusion of untamed landscapes, it's the perfect getaway to recharge your batteries and relax in the heart of nature. As for Abruzzo, it’s a region renowned for its natural beauty so you cannot go wrong by picking the place for your wilderness experience. The unique flora and fauna are protected in three national parks that cover the territory of Abruzzo, the most famous of which is the Abruzzo National Park. The park is a magnificent example of respect, love, and appreciation for nature. Rent a cottage situated in the heart of the park and immerse in the beautiful environment. But the environmental commitment of Abruzzo doesn’t just end here. In fact, there are more than 30 natural reserves and protected areas that show Abruzzo’s genuine passion for nature and its preservation. This is why the region is recognised as the Green Region of Europe and the most rural region in Italy. The wild mountainous terrain is dotted with picturesque villages and ancient towns, where it seems like the time has stopped. The hilly regions and undulating landscapes unfold views of deep valleys, vast vineyards, and many olive grooves. In Abruzzo you’ll also find amazing coastal areas where you can spend a lovely summer holiday on the beach. Visit the northern seaside of the Adriatic Sea and enjoy the sun laying on the sandy beaches, or travel south to rest on pebbled beaches and enjoy the rocky coastal landscapes. The pristine nature of Abruzzo competes for attention with every other region on the Italian peninsula, having all natural features that Italy has to offer combined in just one place.
The flora and fauna that make Abruzzo such a special naturalistic place
The typical flora and fauna of Abruzzo is found anywhere you go. The National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise is home to a rich community of animals - about 70 species of mammals, a total of 230 birds, 14 different species of reptiles, 12 amphibians, 15 fish, and more than 4,700 different insects. If you’re visiting the park in the right season, you can encounter the most symbolic animals of the park. Those include the Apennine chamois and the Marsican brown bear, but also deers, wolves, and the majestic golden eagle. Are you looking to discover great floristic biodiversity? Then you should visit the Sirente-Velino Regional Park, located in the westernmost parts of Abruzzo. The abundance of plants is represented in more than 1,500 species registered until the moment. One of the rarest plants that you can find are the Astragalus aquilanus that is unique for the Abruzzo mountain areas, and the Adonis that grows in just some places in the central Apennines. Common species in the Park include the beautiful blooms such as lilies, narcissus, orchids. Next to this there is an abundance of berries, mushrooms, and saffron. As for the rest of Abruzzo, the dominant vegetation is made up of the typical Mediterranean flora - pine, oak, broom, myrtle, willow, and many herbs like the fragrant rosemary. The wildlife animals that are commonly found are those of the Abruzzo Park, but also the otter, badger, skunk, marten, and the lynx. You can also spot colorful salamanders and bright green tree frogs. For our beloved bird watchers, Abruzzo is home to many species of owls, and you can also find places to observe the golden eagle, the hawk, the finch and the crow.
What to do when you’re staying in a cottage in Abruzzo?
Without a doubt, the most popular activity in Abruzzo is skiing. Italians, Europeans, and travellers from all over the world visit the region for its world-class ski resorts that are possible to experience even on a tight budget. In the resort Prati di Tivo you can get the best value for your money, but places like Campo Felice, Ovindoli, and Castel di Sangro are also affordable, family friendly, and still offer high quality ski slopes. The biggest resort is Roccaraso, with over 90km of ski slopes, 24 lifts, and elevation starting from 1300m at the base and reaching 2100 on its highest point. There are more than 30km of pistes with easy and medium difficulties, and for the more experienced skiers - test your skills and expertise on the difficult slopes that run for 20.9km downhill. The beautiful mountains and hills can also be explored with off-road trails or designated paths. Go hiking in the National Parks of Abruzzo or Majella and marvel at the outrageous views from the hilltops. The region is also home to 7 splendid lakes located in the middle of charming green environments. They offer amazing conditions for canoeing and kayaking, and the surroundings are perfect for cycling and hiking. Mountain biking is also a popular activity in Abruzzo, if you’re looking for adrenaline and thrills. White-water rafting trips is another example of a real adventure. It’s perfect for families as the waters in Abruzzo are moderate, creating the perfect combination of fun and craziness that never gets too wild. And of course let’s not forget the beaches on the eastern coast. There you can enjoy any water activities. From swimming and snorkeling, to diving, sailing, fishing, or just lazing around the pebbled and sandy beaches. In a nutshell, Abruzzo is perfect for skiers, hikers, water enthusiasts, culture lovers, photographers, or just anyone who’s looking for a resting place in nature. Book your cottage right away and plan your dream vacation in Abruzzo.