Landmarks and Points of Interest in Abruzzo

The whole landscape is a mosaic of over one thousand castles; ruins of Roman towns are everywhere, many still unearthed, as well as monasteries, Romanesque churches, and solitary hermitages up in the mountains.
Castles in Abruzzo Here are all kinds of fortifications: sighting towers on top of high mountains or along the coast, medieval castles, citadels, huge powerful fortresses as the Forte Spagnolo in L'Aquila or the "last fortress", Civitella del Tronto, which withstood a siege as late as 1859, or unique impossible constructions like the Roccascalegna castle.