What is the driving like in Italy's Abruzzo National Park. Is it slow going? We are planning on driving from Rome, to Pescasseroli (stay one nite) and then continue driving south east to Mattinata on the Adriatic Coast. Google maps suggests the total drive is around 5 hrs and 15 minutes.
Is it possible to tour Abruzzo via public transportation or should I rent a car?
I've found out that this funny Palio should be held in Navelli in August. But all I can find in internet is referred to the previous years. Will they held it this August?
We need to get from Sulmona to Roccacaramanico for a day trip. I believe there is one bus a day (ARPA) that travels from Sulmona to Caramanica Terme and from there we would need to get a taxi. Timewise, this is not so great for us. Does anybody know of a private driver that could take me and my travel companion there and back for a set fee???
We've just booked a holiday and are staying about 2 miles from Castelli. Are there any supermarkets/cafes/restaurants there?
We would be grateful for any info on the area as we've never been before!
We will be staying for 10 days and we are getting confused. We like to walk to restaurants and take private driver tours etc. We love the Hotel Guerra in Francavilla but don,t want to be too far from walking to dinner etc.
Someone told us Francavilla before Ancona and now we are asking
Pescara or Francavilla for toursim-Thank you
Hi My Mothers Family is from Abruzzo and still have cousins their I would like to find. I do not do well with a lot of crowds or hot weather and was wondering if you could help me with us. When could you suggest me going in 2013? Weather is good even a little cool is OK not cold or not too hot, lol Also best time to visit when their are not o many tourists. Gratis and Ciao
Anyone on this site been toe francavilla- We might stay there and I was just looking for info on whether or not there is a small village with restuarants for night time and we are choosing the Hotel Guerra if anyone knows distance from there to town center.
Tough getting info on this village and thanks-Gene
We have asked questions and typically we get quick responses however on the Pescara forum no one seems to respond on Trip Advisor so am checking here is anyone knows if Pescara is basically a casual city which I would imagine it is being a big beach area. We spent two weeks in Sorrento and Taormina and both were very casual for day and evening and would like advice about Pescara as we really are interested in vacationing there next year-Thanks-Gene
Unfortunately our own travel guides are very weak when it comes to small charming villages in the mountain part of Abruzzo. Either the pages are ages old and not much information or Sandysmith wrote them and I have read all of her Abruzzo pages already.
I am looking for ideas for early June 2012, approx. 1 week. With car (so no, thanks, I don't need Trenitalia information :-)
In one of the forums:
I have already posted several websites and information myself, together with others, but that was a general question about Abruzzo.
My plan is to visit some of the hermitages/eremi, especially the ones near Civitella del Tronto (north of Teramo), and then some in between Pescara and Scanno, near Valle Orfento. East of village Popoli.
Since this includes some hiking, I can't stay too far away. So I am looking for your suggestions of charming towns and charming accommodation. I don't like the luxury ones, which is not a question of money but a lack in "rural charm", as I would say :-)
Thanks already in advance :-)
Hi. Actually that title is a bit misleading. My wife and I have been to Italy twice before (Rome and north) and this time we will definitely go to the Amalfi Coast (summer of 2012). Here's my problem: I love small towns and thought for months that we'd fly to Naples, stay in some Amalfi Coast town for 3 or 4 days, then head off to Abruzzo for a longer time, maybe week or so. But now I'm thinking that the guide books skip over Abruzzo for a reason and that maybe we should reverse the plan. That is, stay in Amalfi for a week and give Abruzzo the shorter time. Does anyone have comments on both plans? I would especially like to hear from people who've been to both areas. Grazie mille!
Does anyone have any information about tours/day or overnight leaving Pescara to tour Abruzzo and/or Puglia. We will not have a car and want to explore the region.
Hi everyone! My wife and I plus two good friends will be staying in Silvi Paese Oct 2-10, 2010. We'll definitely have a lot to do and see, but I want to ensure that we don;t miss anything special. Do you know of any special events, festivals, etc going on within a 2 hour drive of Pescara that week?
Also, we are planning to drive to Silvi, likely from Geneva, and we'd like to make it a slow and fun drive, over a 2.5 day period. ANy suggestions on where we should stop enroute? - both for accommodation and for great things to see?
Is there any way to get to Bomba by train or bus? We will be arriving from the coast, en route from Venice. We will eventually need to get to Rome. Any suggestions or advice will be much appreciated.
My husband and I will be traveling about the 1st of June from Venice to Giulianova and Colonella where my grandparents were born (DiMizio and Amanzini) It appears to us that we can take a train from Venice, change in Bologna and end in Giulianova. Then we would need a car to to go Colonella. Can anyone confirm if this sounds right? Thanks so much.
Is there a train from Tiburtina station to Silvi Marina?
Please can you let me know the number of the bus and a timetable for travel from Giulianova station to Pescara P.le Repubblica?
Is there a taxi service in Mosciano S. Angelo?
is there a bus from Tiburtina train station to Napoli
I was just wondering if there are any good campgrounds, clean, safe near the park with waterfalls. Are there any dangerous animals or insects to watch out for at night and day? How cold does it get at night at the end of June? Are general belongings safe in the car at night, such as plain clothes? Thanks for your help!
I was hoping someone could help build an itinerary that will get me from Rome to Giulianova. I was thinking of spending two full days in Rome (check in sunday night, check out Wednesday morning). I need to be in Giulianova for my sisters wedding by Thursday. Is there somewhere we can stop on the way for one day? We will leave Giulianova on Sunday morning. Is there a one week itinerary we should follow?
Does anyone know if there is a local bus service available to/from L'Aquila/Aragno.
We are booking for next June and are looking at this area as a second option. Is Francavilla nearby other small villages and is Francavilla itself a fiarly nice village. We looked at the Sporting Hotel Villa Maria and will have a car. Also
1-How much time is the drive from Naples to Francavilla
2-How much time is the drive from Abruzzo area to Rome--
I was a teacher on a student trip to Italy. Found the tourist crush a pain in Rome, Siena & Florence. Then I took a weekend off and drove alone to the Abruzzi. Loved it. Mountains, clean air, old unspoiled little towns, no foreign tourists. I want to take a small student trip to the Abruzzi next year, but it's hard to find information. If anyone knows the area around Leonessa, Rieti, I'd be grateful to read your story. Hotels? Trekking trails? Excursions?
Hi, I am staying in a small village called Serramonacesca which is about 40minutes from Pescara we are staying from July 28th to August 4th, there will be four adults and four children of ages 5,8,12 and 16. Our challenge is to find something for everyone to enjoy, we have the beach, i understand there is a waterpark within driving distance and ive come accross some pretty villages etc however, Is anybody aware of any kind of events i.e. traditional, music, art etc on in this week, if not does anybody know of any useful websites or any reccomended restaurants?
Know its a bit of a long shot but any help is greatly appreciatted.
I want to travel to Alba Adriatica (Abruzzo) on Sunday 3rd June - does anyone know of rail/bus information?
I will be returning to Barrea, in Abruzzo, late this summer for my second visit. I would like to take the train from the airport (DaVinci) to Avezzano, then a bus to Barrea. Anyone know how that works? Or would it be smarter just to rent a car again (with automatic transmission this time!) and drive? Thanks,
i need a nice appartment like room with kitchen or posibility to cock breakfast from 13.07-31.07.
Both of my father's parents were from Abruzzo>Chieti>Fara San Martino. It is our first trip to Italy. We will be taking a tour of Venice, Florence and Rome... in that order. I want to arrive three days early (July 29, 2007) so that we can take a one day excursion to Fara S. Martino and then meet the tour in Venice (on Wednesday August 1).
My wife and I are in our mid 50's. We are not naturalists or rock-climbers. My research suggests that we might be more comfortable staying in a hotel or B&B in a larger town on the coast (like Pescara) and driving to la Fara for the day. We're not party animals either, and I've read that, except for the nightlife, Pescara has little to offer. We would like to stay in a town that is reasonably close to la Fara (within two hours by car), but one that caters to tourists. I hope to be conversationally fluent in Italian, but would feel more comfortable if I knew that our hosts were fluent in English.
How would I to the Goriano Valli (Tione degli Abruzzi - Fontecchio), Province of L'Aquila, Region Abruzzo from the Fiumicino airport? I have no clue - would it be train or bus and how long would it take?
Any info would be much appreciated.
Can anyone suggest a guide book with good information on Abruzzo?
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