Abruzzo – Europe’s Greenest Region
There are 24 National Parks across Italy – and three of them are in Abruzzo.
The region jealously guards its unspoiled countryside. Abruzzo’s National Parks and Nature Reserves account for 40% of its total area – the highest proportion of protected landscape in one region anywhere in Europe.
There are three famous Abruzzo National Parks straddling the Apennine mountain chain. They’re renowned for their magnificent scenery; rich flora and fauna; and protected wildlife – including golden eagles and other birds of prey; the Marsican Brown Bear and the Apennine Grey Wolf.
Visit our National Parks
All three parks are very accessible by car and also provide well-marked nature and hiking trails along with a host of other sustainable leisure activities.
Visitor highlights of the Majella include the old spa town of Caramanico Terme and the haunting ruins of Gessopalena; skiing at Passo di Lanciano in winter; and in summer, exploring the Grotta del Cavallone cave system, and walking in the Spirito Sancto Gorge.
Development is forbidden in Abruzzo’s National Parks, so its communities retain a timeless quality. In particular, there are many lovely villages dotted across the Majella and excellent places to eat and drink. We’ll happily provide all the details you’ll need for a great day out.