Villa Ferranti is centrally located in the beautiful countryside of Abruzzo. The region has four national parks that together cover one third of the entire Abruzzo region. Abruzzo is also called the green heart of Italy. The region has a coastline (Adriatic Sea) with beautiful sandy beaches.
Many Northern Italians go on holiday to Abruzzo. There is much to do and see. There are opera performances, organized (mountain) walks, cultural and city walks, religious festivals, bike rides and canoe trips, concerts and puppet theaters for the little ones. As a non-Italian tourist you are still one of the few. The people therefore treat every foreign guest with a lot of genuineness, enthusiasm and hospitality. They are proud and happy to help you.
National parks and mountains
Within an hour's drive you are in the majestic mountains of the Apennines. The two highest peaks of the Apennines are in Abruzzo: The Corno Grande (2,912m) and Monte Amaro (2,795m)
The region is especially popular for its four large national parks. You will not only find rich mountain flora and fauna here, but also the rare Marsican bear, Apennine wolves, chamois, wild boars, porcupines, eagles and vultures. It is a perfect area for walking and cycling enthusiasts.
Within half an hour you are at the Adriatic Sea, with beautiful sandy beaches and clean and clear water. Abruzzo has a vibrant beach life. There are even three Blue Flag beaches near us. This is an environmental award for beaches with excellent water quality. Those are the beaches of Pineto, Silvi Marina and Roseto Degli Abruzzi. In the summer you will find mainly Italian tourists. This means that you get a special glimpse into real Italian (beach) life.
Active in Abruzzo
Within an hour you find yourself at the bottom of the gondola which brings you up to 2,100 meters. The mountains are wonderfully cool on warmer days. You can take beautiful mountain walks and in winter you can even go skiing!
The region is very versatile and has a lot to offer in terms of sport; hiking, mountain biking, cycling, mountain climbing, horse riding, (sea) kayaking, sea fishing, rafting, bungee jumping, Nordic walking, skiing, sailing, snorkeling and diving. It's too much to list.
Abruzzo has a Mediterranean climate. In the warm summer months, the daytime temperature averages around 25 to 28 degrees Celsius. It is almost always sunny with a pleasant breeze. At night it often cools down to 15 to 18 degrees.
Art and culture
The region has a lot to offer in terms of culture: beautiful cities and medieval villages. Abruzzo is home to a wealth of churches with the rarest frescoes. Of course you cab enjoy good food almost everywhere and that for considerably lower prices than in other, more touristy regions.
Would you like to learn more about Abruzzo? Look here www.abruzzoturismo.it