Abruzzo is the region of the Parks with the National Park of Abruzzo , Lazio and Molise , the Majella National Park , the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga and Sirente - Velino . Here , in addition to nature , it is very interesting to visit the ancient villages and monuments and many activities including: hiking , horseback riding, mountain biking , hiking , nature photos , observations of animals in the parks and wildlife areas in freedom , rock climbing , canoeing and windsurfing on the lakes .
You can visit the monasteries and shrines including the hermitage of Celestine V on the rocks of Mount Morrone on Majella massif and the sanctuary of St. Gabriel at the foot of the Gran Sasso visited every year by two and a half million faithful .
In Abruzzo you pass within a few kilometers from the coast to mountain environments rich valleys , plateaus and peaks over two thousand meters and the complexity of the territory favors the existence of a wide variety of flora : 3250 species , representing almost half the Italian flora ; also the contiguity of Parks provides great ecological importance for the animal species rarer seeking ecologically intact areas . This region can be experienced in all seasons always offering the visitor evocative scenarios : in the summer you can enjoy the sea and along the mountain trails , spring is the season of the blooms and the autumn is the best time to visit all countries and hermitages and winter for winter sports , skiing and snowboarding , the many ski resorts ( Campo Imperatore , Prati di Tivo , Roccaraso , Ovindoli , etc . ) .
The privilege of those who visit the Abruzzo is to be able to go boating , admiring the snow-capped peaks and hills or traipsing along the paths of the Gran Sasso with an eye to the Adriatic Sea .oter andare in barca ammirando le vette innevate e le colline o di scarpinare lungo i sentieri del Gran Sasso con lo sguardo rivolto al mare Adriatico.