Abruzzo Car Rental
Abruzzo is a region rich in nature characterised by diverse landscapes that range from mountains to hills, from the sea to the plains.
In fact, the eastern part of the territory is occupied by hilly and coastal areas, while the western part hosts extraordinary mountains, such as Monti della Laga, the Gran Sasso, the Majella and Monti Marsicani.
Spending your holidays in Abruzzo therefore means immersing yourself in spectacular nature, made up of magnificent beaches, breath-taking peaks and uncontaminated parks. It also allows you to explore cities of art and picturesque villages, medieval fortresses and ancient castles.
A very rich region with a variety of treasures that makes it an ideal destination for all tour-ists, all year round.
Main cities of Abruzzo
List of Locations Abruzzo
- Pescara - PE - Abruzzo International Airport Pasquale Liberi
- Pescara - PE - Via Stazione Ferroviaria 121
Visiting Abruzzo: a tour of art cities and small villages
A car is the perfect way to explore and experience an unforgettable holiday in Abruzzo, because it allows you to plan your own itinerary, and to move easily from one place to another.
Once you have arrived in the region, you can contact Maggiore’s offices in Abruzzo to rent your car, which are located in the main cities: Pescara, Teramo and Pineto.
Why choose Maggiore?
Simple, because it is a reliable partner that guarantees modern vehicles which are metic-ulously checked, serviced and sanitised to ensure the maximum safety of our customers.
Your car tour of the region can begin in the coastal area, where we suggest a stop in Pescara, the city of Gabriele D’Annunzio. You can visit the house-museum of the famous writer, the nearby Cathedral of San Cetto and Pescara Vecchia, the city’s historic centre but also the heart of its nightlife.
It is also interesting to take a walk along the Lungomare, admiring the special features of the ancient fishing village and Cascella’s “ship”, one of the symbols of the city.
Heading north along the coast, you can stop off at Montesilvano and visit the old part of the town located 150 metres above sea level. You can also visit Roseto degli Abruzzi, a popular seaside resort and Alba Adriatica, where not only a clean sea and sandy beach-es await you, but also picturesque villages located mainly inland.
The must places to see south of Pescara include Vasto, with its beautiful historic centre filled with a host of architectural treasures such as the Castello Caldoresco built in 1493 and the ancient Torre di Bassano, and Chieti where you can see the Roman Amphithea-tre and the Roman Temples probably dedicated to Jupiter, Minerva and Juno.
Travelling by car between Ortona and Vasto, you can admire the trabocchi, which are complex platforms constructed of wooden poles used for fishing on the shore rather than in the open sea.
About 100 km from Pescara is the capital city L’Aquila, which suffered a devasting earth-quake in 2009, but thanks to reconstruction work, its historic centre is being reborn. Here you can admire the Basilica of Collemaggio, the Basilica of San Bernardino and the Fountain of 99 spouts.
From the capital you can easily reach Rocca Calascio, a medieval fortification 1,464 me-tres above sea level and immersed in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, the nearby village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, with its amazing 14th century ar-chitecture, the hermitage of San Bartolomeo in Legio di Roccamorice, built before the year 1000, and the village of Celano, with the Piccolomini Castle, now home to the Mar-sica National Museum of Sacred Art, and the Gole di Aielli-Celano, one of Italy’s most im-portant canyons.
Other places to see in Abruzzo include the majestic Fortress of Civitella del Tronto, the Roman city of Alba Fucens, at the foot of Mount Velino, the Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere in Fossacesia, and Sulmona, the city famous for being the birthplace of Ovid and for the production of the famous “confetti” (sugar-coated almonds).
What to visit in Abruzzo: naturalistic treasures
Travelling in Abruzzo also means having the opportunity to discover a territory of im-mense naturalistic value, ranging from natural parks to caves, from lakes to coastal areas.
Not to be missed is a trip to the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, one of the largest in Italy and characterised by great biodiversity.
Here you can set off on one of the many nature paths available and admire the beauty of the natural environment and amazing animal species such as the Abruzzo chamois and the Apennine wolf. You can also visit one of the park’s themed museums or spend a fun-filled day with your children at the Gran Sasso Adventure Park.
Just 27 km away are the amazing Grotte di Stiffe, evidence of one of the most spectacu-lar karst phenomena in Italy. Heading south, you reach Lake Scanno, a true paradise in Alta Valle del Sagittario.
Heading towards the coastal area, stop at Campo Imperatore, a vast plateau in the heart of the Gran Sasso d’Italia massif, also known as “little Tibet”, and then continue on to the Calanchi di Atri Regional Nature Reserve, a WWF oasis of 380 hectares, and the Costa dei Trabocchi, characterised not only by these unique constructions, but also by the presence of many nature reserves, such as those of Punta Aderci and Punta Penna.
A rental car therefore gives you the possibility to travel the length and breadth of Abruzzo, and to experience a stay that will remain in your heart forever.