Scanno

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Scanno, one of the most beautiful Italian villages, owes its charm to a lucky combination of natural, cultural and historical factors. First of all the lake, picturesque and crystal-clear, of glacial origins. The territory, on the border of the Abruzzo, …

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Nature Reserve Monte Genzana and Alto Gizio

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The Nature Reserve Monte Genzana and Alto Gizio, established in 1996, is the largest reserve of Abruzzo. The Authority office is set in the ducal palace in Pettorano sul Gizio, in whose municipal territory the reserve extends. It is a …

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Save the bear

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The most visited and commented page on VisitAbruzzo is that one about the Marsican brown bear. How to blame our visitors for having given their preference to the living monument of Abruzzo? To those who care about the fate of …

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Pan dell’Orso, Scanno

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Pan dell’orso (Bear’s bread) is a characteristic chocolate cake of Scanno. Similar to parrozzo except for the addition of honey and butter in its paste, it is called the cake with a mountain flavour. Pan dell’orso was called so in …

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National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise

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The Abruzzo National Park was established in January 1923, first Italian national park together with the Gran Paradiso. First including only the wilderness reserve of Camosciara and a nature reserve in the High Sangro Valley, in the southern part of …

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Sirente-Velino Regional Park

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The Sirente-Velino Regional Park, institued in 1989 by the Abruzzo Region, is situated in the Province of L’Aquila. It is about 56.000 hectares broad, including the Sirente and Velino mountains, the Gorges of Celano, Stiffe Caves, Rocche plateau and Piani …

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