Travel and Culture in Abruzzo
From the geographical point of view, Lanciano has got a very good position: on one side, you can admire the Maiella Mounts and the Adriatic Sea, with the wonderful San Vito, Fossacesia and Rocca San Giovanni beaches and, on the other side, you can reach the skiing resort of Roccaraso and Rivisondoli.
San Vito, Fossacesia and Rocca San Giovanni beaches are part of the Costa dei Trabocchi, which is called in this way because of the presence of the trabocchi, (wooden poles made for fishing, which are leaning forward out the sea and have been described by the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, too). Moreover, the coast is characterized by some beautiful small villages that are scattered along it.
We shall not forget the wonderful mountains that characterize this region, as the Gran Sasso, with its 2.919 metres of height and all the others massifs as the Maiella, the Velino, the Sirente and the mountains of Abruzzo National Park and its highest peak, the Marsicano.
We would like to remind you that this region has got four parks: the already mentioned Abruzzo National Park, Maiella Park, Gran Sasso and Laga Mounts National Park and Sirente Velino Regional Park.
The other typical places of this region are: the tablelands, Campotosto and Scanno Lakes, Cavallone and Stiffe Grottoes and the wonderful waterfalls of Zompo lo Schiocco. The green oasis are offered by St Filomena and Pineto pinewoods and by the ilex grove of Torino di Sangro.