The capital of Marsica
If you are looking for a trip that combines culture and nature, Avezzano is the answer you are looking for. Millennia of history have passed through its center: the area has been inhabited since the Paleolithic. During the Roman domination, it attracted the attention of the emperor Claudius who in 41 AD ordered to build here an impressive hydraulic work. Even today you can walk, with guided tours, the Tunnels of Emperor Claudius, built to protect the houses from the floods of Lake Fucino.
Reach Piazza Risorgimento, the heart of the village, to admire the Marsi Cathedral and its splendid mosaics. Do not miss the opportunity to also visit the Orsini-Colonna Castle or Avezzano Castle, today home to the Pinacoteca di Arte Moderna, the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Pietraquaria and the Orthodox Church of San Giuseppe. In the garden of Villa Torlonia are exhibited traditional agricultural tools.
Avezzano is located in a strategic position that will allow you to easily reach some of the most beautiful trekking routes of Abruzzo, within the Sirente Velino Regional Natural Park and the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park. Walk or bike through the Ring of the Lake. The most reckless can be launched by paragliding in the guided nature reserve Monte Salviano.