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L'Áquila Province

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Introduction

Gran Sasso range from L'Áquila

Gran Sasso range from L'Áquila

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L'Áquila Province is the largest in Abruzzo and the only Abruzzo province to lack a coast on the Adriatic.
However it compensates for this with magnificent mountain scenery. Its cities and other locations suffered massively from an eathquake in April 2009.

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Geography

L'Áquila province contains all or part of Abruzzo's national and regional parks. The national parks are:

  • Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise
  • Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga
  • Parco Nazionale della Majella
  • Parco del Sirente - Velino is the regional park.

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Villages

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Sights and Activities

With all those parks there is no shortage of sights and it is a matter of picking a few favourites:

  • Gran Sasso - highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. if you want to go up, you can get a good start from using the funicular (Local bus from L'Áquila).
  • Bominaco churches
  • Santo Stefano di Sesanio medieval housing.
  • Val Fondillo - near Opi for a beautiful walk.
  • Lake near Scanno
  • Rocca di Calascio
Val Fondillo

Val Fondillo

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