Our pick of some of the many wonderful walks across all 4 provinces in Abruzzo that start in fascinating medieval hill & mountain villages and towns and weave through its famous national parks or nature reserves or down to its Adriatic coastline.
Abruzzo’s abundant wildlife flourishes, no doubt due to the fact that 1/3 of the habitat is protected parkland – ‘Abruzzo is Europe’s biggest park’.
Walking in the lofty Apennine Mountains’ forests & juniper framed pastures you can enjoy the fact that you’ve a shared environment with shy WWF-protected Marsican Brown Bears, wolves, Chamois & red deer & of course more than a few boisterous boars.
High in the skies enjoying Abruzzo thermals you can frequently spot Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons & Alpine Chough birds of prey. For those more earthbound look out for the dancing Apollo Butterfly & 100 of its sister species including the Blue-spot Hairstreak Butterfly.
Abruzzo olive groves & beech woods host Firecrests, Crossbills, Serins and Coal Tits & fauna that includes Lady’s Slipper & Pyramidal Orchids. Truffles (Tartufo) yes plenty of those too … the delicious black, white, Muscat & Scorzon.