The charming Italian town of L’Aquila is wonderfully positioned near the foot of Gran Sasso Mountain, the highest peak in the Apennines, and is a wonderful mix of the modern and the ancient, with boutique shops, bustling street markets and a contemporary university sitting side by side with old Roman architecture and medieval cathedrals. And with Rome less than a two hours by car and the golden beaches that line the Adriatic coastline a little over an hour’s journey away, L’Aquila is the perfect place to base yourself for your next exciting holiday to Italy. So what are you waiting for, book today!
L’Aquila oozes Italian charm, a lovely town that mixes a wonderful blend of the new and the old. Perhaps the most famous feature of L’Aquila is the Fontana delle 99 Cannelle. Located outside the city walls, each of the 99 water spouts represent the 99 churches that were originally in the city. Another fascinating place to visit is there sixteenth century Castello located at the north end of the city. It is said to be one of the most impressive castles in central Italy and it now houses the Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo, which holds a host of old Roman finds, medieval and Renaissance paintings and the skeleton of a million-year-old mammoth, unearthed near the city in 1950s. For those looking for a spot of shopping during their holiday to L’Aquila there is a good selection of smart shops and antique dealers and there also is a daily market held in the Piazza del Doumo where you can wide variety of goods including clothing, local handcrafts and fresh produce. Outside of the town are numerous castles, ancient monasteries, and the important Roman city of Amiternum that still has the remains of an impressive amphitheatre and a theatre.
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