Protected by some of the highest peaks of the Apennines, Sulmona has been famous since ancient times for being the birthplace of the Roman poet Publio Ovidio Nasone. Located in the center of the Conca Peligna in the province of L'Aquila, it still displays, in its road layout, the structure of the Roman city. Surrounded by walls during the Middle Ages, it has many preserved remnants of its Roman origins as well as ancient churches and palatial buildings.
Rich in monuments and surrounded by the greenery of the Maiella National Park, it’s the ideal destination for those who love the outdoor life: there are in fact, numerous hiking itineraries, walks and bicycle routes that start from here.
Sulmona has long been known as the "Siena of Abruzzi" for its monumental heritage which, with its stratifications, spans centuries: the San Panfilo Cathedral which dates back to the 8th century, the medieval church of SS.ma Annunziata, the medieval aqueduct built by Manfredi di Svevia, the medieval church of Santa Maria della Tomba, the city gates and much more.
Its notoriety is also due, on an international level, to its delicious sugared almonds which have been a confectionary specialty of the area for many years.