What to do and see in Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo: The Best Private Tours

August 23, 2021 Rosalyn Ihle

The Province of L'Aquila (Provincia dell'Aquila) is the largest, most mountainous and least densely populated province of the Abruzzo region of Southern Italy. It comprises about half the landmass of Abruzzo and occupies the western part of the region. It has borders with the provinces of Teramo to the north, Pescara and Chieti to the east, Isernia (in Molise region) to the south and Frosinone, Rome and Rieti (in Lazio region) to the west. Its capital is the city of L'Aquila. The Province of L'Aquila includes the highest mountains of the Apennines (Gran Sasso, Maiella and Velino-Sirente), their highest peak, Corno Grande, the high plain of Campo Imperatore, and Europe's southernmost glacier, the Calderone. The province's major rivers are the Aterno-Pescara, Sangro, Liri, Salto, and the Turano; its major lakes are Lago Scanno and Lago Barrea. It once included the largest lake on the Italian peninsula, Lago Fucino, which was drained in one of the 19th century's largest engineering projects. The lake basin is today a flourishing agricultural area and an important technological district.
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1. Sulmona Full day tour

Discovery Tours Limousine Service Day Tours
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This is a private daily excursion to Sulmona, a fascinating town full of history and art, located in the stunning peaks of the Majella National Park in Abruzzo (about 90 minutes drive from Rome).  Once arrived in Sulmona your tour driver will introduce you the history of this charming little town and will give you some free time to walk around and explore the area. Sulmona has several squares, churches and palaces of historical significance.  Sulmona is also famous across all of Italy and beyond for the production of the country’s finest sugared almonds, known in Italian as “confetti”.  A visit to the Confetti Pelino factory and Museum is a must. At the end of this exciting day you will enjoy a relaxing journey back to Rome.

Inclusions: Private tour, Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By R8876FNjons

Gilberto and Max of Discovery Tours provided the day trip of a lifetime to Anzio where I followed in my father's footsteps to see where he served his country in World War 2. Discovery Tours handled all the logistics, trip planning and detailed information on the battle sites and Anzio campaign with consummate professionalism. I learned much and thanks to Gilberto and Max, have a much deeper and personal understanding of the challenges my father and all other servicemen and women faced during this critical time in history. I enthusiastically recommend Discovery Tours to enrich your travel experience in the wonderful country of Italy.

2. Amatrice and Rieti Day Tour from Rome

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Here in Best Rome Driver we offer this tour Our tour to Amatrice and Rieti is prepared with great standards As soon as we meet you, we are sure you will be the professional of our English speaking drivers. What they are doing to help you with your doubts about Italy and will give you interesting facts along the way! In addition, it´s also good to highlight we know to make this tour a super special one!

Inclusions: Private transportation, English Speaking Driver for the length of the service, Courtesy and service

Exclusions: Lunch, Tickets to enter the Sites, Private Licensed Tour Guides, Gratuities

Reviewed By V1892VXluanac

Our driver Fabrizio was the best...He turned up on time, he smiled, he was kind and he knew exactly what he was doing. Not only did he take us to some beautiful and inspiring places around Rome, he literally explained where we were and the history behind the places we saw, which was awesome lol I completely recommend him if you expect the full experience;)

3. Abruzzo Ancestry Research & Tour

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Reconnect with your Italian heritage, learn more about your Italian ancestors, visit their hometowns, meet relatives, discover their way of life and acquire help with Italian citizenship. We run ancestry researches in the local archives, visit your ancestors’ hometowns, speak with the locals and get help for your Italian dual citizenship. With me, you not only will trace your Italian roots but will also experience the places, food, life & traditions your relatives where having. All by sharing together and being in good company of a local ‘friend’ showing you the beauties of this untouched and green region, Abruzzo. Besides being from a small village near Teramo, in Abruzzo and having wide connections & knowledge of the area, I’m a local and speak very well the Abruzzese dialect. Vital for the potential relatives to open up to someone never seen before Contact me for a custom free quote

Inclusions: Initial Consultation to find about your Family, I'll collect all your information, make an initial research and provide you with a free quote

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Reviewed By citizenCakesMcC

A really great insider ONLINE session for foodies and especially truffle lovers that want to know more about this mysterious underground mushroom. Marino was super-knowledgeable and experienced with the subject, it was a open and friendly vibe and questions were encouraged. I'll definitely recommend any of his lectures/tours to my foodie friends.

4. Virtual Tour | Secrets and Enigmas of Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte, SS170dir, km 0, Strada Statale 170, 76123 Andria BT, Italy Free Walking Tour Barletta
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Together with us you will have the unique opportunity to virtually visit one of the most fascinating castles in the world, through a guided tour made up of riddles and enigmas. By answering our questions you can access the different steps of the tour, thus having the opportunity to discover stories, historical and artistic aspects of the fortress that was an icon of the Federician empire. Will you be able to know the anecdotes related to the life of Frederick II of Swabia and his court? You just need a pen and paper and you're ready to enter the game! What are you waiting for? Discover with us the wonders and mysteries of Castel del Monte, comfortably from your sofa at home!

Inclusions: Escape Room style Virtual Tour of Castel del Monte

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Reviewed By Victoria M

A really interesting tour, thank you. Very knowledgable and passionate about Barletta and the region and learnt lots of things that I would have otherwise missed. Grazie mille!

5. A day with the shepherd milking sheeps and making cheese in the National Park of Abruzzo

Raphael Tours in Rome

Enjoy a memorable day trip from Rome to Abruzzo National Park and beech forests protected by Unesco as world heritage site. You will join the shepherds and take the sheeps to graze, milk them and make cheese. Genuine rich lunch with typical local products wine and drinks is included. In the afternoon you will visit the pictoresque town of Castel del Monte and the castle of Rocca Calascio featured in many movies and tv series such as the American and Ladyhawke. if weather and time permits you will also visit the spectacular caves of Stiffe. A private driver guide in a comfortable air conditioned minivan will pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in Rome.

Inclusions: Hotel/Accommodation pickup and drop-off, Private tour, Lunch, Driver/guide, Bottled water

Exclusions: Gratuities

Reviewed By Karyn R

A lovely lady called Gulia took my husband and I on a walk round Rome sampling food and drink from various shops and a superb pasta lunch. If you are going todo this tour I advise you not to eat much beforehand as we finished the tour around 2:00pm and did not eat another thing all day. We had meats and cheese with some wine to start off with and then followed this in a picturesque market square with tasting various oils and vinegars. Roman Pizza and beer were next, followed by a delicious lunch of two different types of pasta. Then followed dessert of either cannoli or tirimisu at another stop off point, ice cream and coffee to finish. Never felt so full. Guila was full of interesting conversation about her city. All in all a great day out ending at the Trevi fountain.

6. Private tour and transfer Trani & Castel del Monte from Bari

Oriente Hotel Bari, Corso Cavour, 32, 70122 Bari BA, Italy Turisti in Puglia - Day Tours

Private tour & transfer with departure from Bari. You can ask for pick up from you hotel or from another point of Bari by sending an e-mail

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, Tour guide, Oil mill tour & oil tasting

Exclusions: Castel del Monte entrance ticket

Reviewed By Anthony L

The tour was wonderful and we were provided with a great deal of helpful information and suggestions for our stay in Puglia. This was our fist visit and day in Puglia

7. Abruzzo Bike & Wellness: Bicycle touring with a smile 5 days / 4 nights SELF-GUIDED

67031 Castel di Sangro, Province of L'Aquila, Italy Bikelife

Self-guided bike and wellness holiday, a Wellness-friendly proposal in the Abruzzo Lazio and Molise National Park. A journey for those who want to experience days of sport and wellness, in contact with nature, immersed in history, to regain possession of their spaces, experiencing a journey of discovery through two regions: Abruzzo and Molise, on the highlands and along the Sangro. The rhythm of each day will be cadenced by the slow circular movement of the Wheels, by the sensations of well-being in the Spa, by the learning and knowledge of one's own body with Yoga, Pilates, Postural sessions and with nutritional insights. Each day will end with a cooking experience linked to the territory.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Spa entrances and lessons, TREKKING BIKE (only for the option BIKE INCLUDED), Luggage transport, Overnight in double room, GPX tracks (for Self-Guided)

Exclusions: Lunches and drinks, City tax, Theft and damage insurance Bicycles, Everything not indicated as included, Single room surcharge

Reviewed By AnnaR5144

Great bianchi bikes and service. We cycled on the hills and along the coast, as it was suggested. Nice views!

8. Abruzzo by E-bike - Journey through the most beautiful villages in Italy SELF-GUIDED weekend

67038 Scanno, Province of L'Aquila, Italy Sito

We could call it the Tour of the most beautiful villages in Italy, we could also call it the tour through the history of Italy, it will surely be the tour of beauty, with breathtaking landscapes, historic villages, curiosities that will make us understand the importance of these places in the history of Italy, from the Romans to the Middle Ages. We will also visit the first capital of Italy over 2000 years ago, where LIRA was forged for the first time! THE UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS: Scanno lake The Sagittarius Gorges  San Domenico lake Cocullo - the land of snakes

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, E-Bike (with BIKE option INCLUDED), Luggage transport, Bike garage and small repairs area, Medical baggage insurance, GPX tracks, Overnight in double room

Exclusions: Transfer, City tax, Anything not expressly referred to as inclusion, Lunches and drinks, Single room surcharge

9. Abruzzo Gravel - White roads by bicycle 8days / 7nights SELF-GUIDED

67039 Sulmona, Province of L'Aquila, Italy Bikelife

The gravel roads, or dirt roads, that can be traveled with modern gravel bikes - are the ideal habitat for Abruzzo. There are numerous white roads that the region offers, allowing you to discover and get to know the centenary culture and traditions directly. Walk the dirt roads and brecciated from the sea to the mountains, through a hilly landscape made of vineyards and olive groves, which gently accompanies you to the high peaks of Abruzzo. It represents a journey of knowledge made of true, genuine, unique experiences that only the territory and people of Abruzzo can transmit. What we will see together unforgettable: Roman aqueduct Straw of Tione Necropolis of Amplero Convent of Sant’Angelo Campotosto lake Palazzo De Sterlich Little Tibet Rocca Calascio Tirino river Capo d’Acqua lake Badia Morronese

Inclusions: Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Luggage transport, RCT insurance, GRAVEL bicycle (only with the BIKE option INCLUDED), Overnight in double room, GPX tracks (for Self-Guided)

Exclusions: Medical baggage insurance, City tax, Lunches and drinks, Everything not indicated as included, Single room surcharge

Reviewed By AnnaR5144

Great bianchi bikes and service. We cycled on the hills and along the coast, as it was suggested. Nice views!

10. Hike & Bike Tour, from the Apennines to the sea in Abruzzo! 7 days SELF-GUIDED holiday

67100 Fonte Cerreto, Province of L'Aquila, Italy Bikelife

Hike & Bike, or walking and cycling in the same holiday. It is a partially itinerant tour, which combines walks to discover the highest Apennine mountain, the Gran Sasso, Aquilano and Teramano slopes, with the bicycle that we use to join the two sides and to get to the sea, Teramo coast, for the last day of relaxation. A very panoramic tour, at every step you will have the sensation of touching the sky with a finger while our view will reach the sea. All Abruzzo characteristic, that of having the mountain at sea! By bicycle, we will cross the Valle del Vasto along one of the most beautiful cycling roads in Italy. We are waiting for you in Abruzzo to "savor" nature and live it intensely with two of the most popular sports in the region in summer.

Inclusions: Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Luggage transport, Overnight in double room, Bicycle (with BIKE option INCLUDED), GPX tracks (for Self-Guided)

Exclusions: Medical baggage insurance, City tax, Lunches and drinks, Single room surcharge, Everything not indicated as included

Reviewed By AnnaR5144

Great bianchi bikes and service. We cycled on the hills and along the coast, as it was suggested. Nice views!

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