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Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

After a week of Northern Italy in the tourist meccas of Florence and Milan, it was time to venture to the less visited parts of Italy. Abruzzo, only a few hours east to Rome, has a few scenic mountain national parks and roads with lots of hotsprings and hidden old towns. We ventured out to the Parco Nazionale della Majella where we finally stayed at Pacentro at one of the loveliest hotels I’ve stayed with recently (Rocca Lorenizo) – a thousand year old stone spring villa overlooking the valley below. On the next day we saw a bit more of the area and then went back west towards Rome to visit Celano and the Piccolomini Castle. Overall, a great two days getaway from Rome to the less-explored east.

 

Below are my visions of Abruzzo, the hidden gem.

 

 

Pacentro

 

The scenuc little old town.

 

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

 

The villa we stayed with…

 

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

 

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Celano

 

The Piccolomini  castle…

 

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

 

The town surrounded by scenic mountains…

 

Visions of Abruzzo : Italy

 

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