Untouched History & Nature Await
Dating back to 1240, L’Aquila, the capital of the Abruzzo region, is a picturesque and walled medieval town rich in history and culture. L’Aquila’s narrow streets and quaint squares are like something from another age. The Province has long desired its independence and places great pride in preserving its natural attractions, including the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, the oldest park in Italy! Another source of pride for the region is the church of San Bernardino di Siena, a beautiful Renaissance church, as well as L’Aquila’s well-preserved 16th-century castle which houses the National Museum of the Abruzzo. While you’re here, don’t forget to visit the famous Fountain of 99 Spigots, representing the unification of the 99 castles surrounding L’Aquila.