Province of L’Aquila

The Province of L’Aquila is one of four provinces that together form the region of Abruzzo. The capital city is L’Aquila, which was severely damaged by an earthquake in the beginning of the 21sr century. Other well-known cities in the province are Avezzano and Sulmona.

Province of L’Aquila

L’Aquila

Fontana delle 99 Cannelle L'Aquila
Fontana delle 99 Cannelle, L’Aquila

L’Aquila is the capital of both the province of the same name and the region of Abruzzo. The city is located in the shadow of the Gran Sasso d’Italia, a famous mountain. L’Aquila used to have a very nice historic center, which, however, was largely destroyed by an earthquake and is still not . The population is around seventy thousand.

Sulmona

Sulmona is the third largest city in the province. It is situated among the mountains and has a beautiful medieval town center. As the central transportation hub of the province, it is also a good base for getting to know Abruzzo. The main attractions are located around the central Piazza Garibaldi square.

Avezzano

Castello Orsini-Colonna Avezzano
Castello Orsini-Colonna, Avezzano

Avezzano is the central city in the area called Marsica, which used to be marshy and rather unhealthy. Earthquakes and World War II bombings have unfortunately destroyed much of its historical center. It is, however, an important industrial center.

Smaller Cities

Scanno

Scanno is located on a hilltop that is just over a kilometer high. Thanks to its steep stairs and beautiful old houses made of gray stone, it is one of the biggest attractions in the region, especially in summer. It is one of the few mountain villages in the region where women still dress in traditional clothing.

All municipalities Province of L’Aquila

Acciano | Aielli | Alfedena | Anversa degli Abruzzi | Ateleta | Avezzano | Balsorano | Barete | Barisciano | Barrea | Bisegna | Bugnara | Cagnano Amiterno | Calascio | Campo di Giove | Campotosto | Canistro | Cansano | Capestrano | Capistrello | Capitignano | Caporciano | Cappadocia | Carapelle | Calvisio | Carsoli | Castel del Monte | Castel di Ieri | | Castel di Sangro | Castellafiume | Castelvecchio Calvisio | Castelvecchio Subequo | Celano | Cerchio | Civita d’Antino | Civitella Alfedena | Civitella Roveto | Cocullo | Collarmele | Collelongo | Collepietro | Corfinio | Fagnano Alto | Fontecchio | Fossa | Gagliano Aterno | Gioia dei Marsi | Goriano Sicoli | Introdacqua | Lecce nei Marsi | Luco dei Marsi | Lucoli | Magliano de’ Marsi | Massa d’Albe | Molina Aterno | Montereale | Morino | Navelli | Ocre | Ofena | Opi | Oricola | Ortona dei Marsi | Ortucchio | Ovindoli | Pacentro | Pereto | Pescasseroli | Pescina | Pescocostanzo | Pettorano sul Gizio | Pizzoli | Poggio Picenze | Prata d’Ansidonia | Pratola | Peligna | Prezza | Raiano | Rivisondoli | Rocca Pia | Rocca di Botte | Rocca di Cambio | Rocca di Mezzo | Roccacasale | Roccaraso | San Benedetto dei Marsi | San Benedetto in Perillis | San Demetrio ne’ Vestini | San Pio delle Camere | San Vincenzo Valle Roveto | Sant’Eusanio Forconese | Sante Marie | Santo Stefano di Sessanio | Scontrone | Scoppito | Scurcola Marsicana | | Secinaro | Tagliacozzo | Tione degli Abruzzi | Tornimparte | Trasacco | Villa Sant’Angelo | Villa Santa Lucia degli Abruzzi | Villalago | | Villavallelonga | Villetta Barrea | Vittorito.

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