Properties in Abruzzo
Its hilly landscape makes it ideal terrain for adventurous hikers and cyclists, while its mountains are immensely popular with skiers. It is off the well-trodden tourist trail, meaning property prices here are frequently a fraction of what they are a couple of hundred miles north in Tuscany.
Yet those who come here, to visit or to look for a property in Italy, are often astounded by its rugged and natural beauty. Abruzzo is seemingly one spectacular landscape after another, soaring hills and mountains towering over canyons, lakes and rivers.
Little surprise then, that much of the region lies in national parks, the biggest being the Gran Sasso and the Maiella. And it's never too difficult to find yourself in splendid isolation, at one with nature, as you wander along centuries-old pathways used by shepherds and their flock and head towards some of Italy's most remote and picturesque villages hidden in the mountains.