Abruzzo is best known for its dramatic scenery, from vast empty plains, to sandy, Adriatic coastline, to impressive mountains (the Apennines to the west). And for its food and wine. The best places to stay in Abruzzo are as varied as its landscapes: from cheap unassuming B&Bs to top notch luxury pads.
Abruzzo is sparsely populated, especially considering it's less than fifty miles from Rome, which is probably another of its charms. It has definitely kept its towns medieval looking and its many, many hilltop castles relatively isolated - but with spectacular views, and these are definitely some of the best places to stay in Abruzzo.
Abruzzo's Gothic and medieval architecture marry with the culture of the place, where you'll hear plenty of magical stories about the abandoned towns and villages. Make a point of visiting the Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Abruzzo and the Museo dell Genti d'Abruzzo.
A castle set in rolling hills and not far from the coast. A historic beauty with its own vineyards and wonderful rooms. Bedrooms and suites, enormous in size, have sandstone floors, large beds, stand alone bath tubs, and elegant furnishings. Fantastic wine tasting facilities. Ideal for groups.
A former monastery not too far from Rome in the rolling countryside. Super chic contemporary rooms and suites, minimal in style with all the mod cons. Fabulous cuisine serving regional produce. Stunning vistas of the mountains around. Perfect for a gourmet weekend in the countryside.
A stylish Italian country house, surrounded by the mountains of Abruzzo. Guests can enjoy the free wellness area with sauna, solarium and Turkish bath. Smart rooms with stunning mountain views. Breakfast served daily and the restaurant has traditional Italian dishes. Lots to do all year round.
With its dramatic hilltop setting this micro-village in the Italian Apennines stays true to its past. Exposed beams and stone walls, candlelit dining rooms; it's the huge baths, luscious toiletries and wifi throughout that add modern luxury. Similarly, the menu is traditional and locally sourced.