The mainly mountainous and wild territory of the Abruzzo region extends from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea and includes three National Parks, a Protected Marine Area, a Regional Park and more than thirty Nature Reserves, making it the largest natural history area in Europe. There are tourist resorts and areas equipped for skiing and winter sports set between pristine peaks and rocky walls in the higher mountains. The peaks of Gran Sasso, Monti della Laga and Majella then slope down over a series of hills to the sea. Seasdide facilities in Abruzzo are among the most varied along the Adriatic: jagged coasts with golden sand and the famous fishermen’s "trabocchi", animated beaches and solitary shores. Every place has its own, constantly evolving cuisine, taking a prudent and measured approach to modernity without distorting its identity.