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L’Aquila on the road: motorhome adventures among the wonders of Abruzzo’s capital city

Welcome road trip enthusiasts! Today we take you to discover L’Aquila, a gem nestled among the mountains of the central Apennines, perfect for exploring by motorhome or caravan. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend or a break from daily routine, L’Aquila offers breathtaking landscapes, historical treasures, and culinary delights just waiting to be explored. Ready to go? Download the Agricamper app and through the free Demo version discover all the places where you can stop and fully enjoy your adventure!

What to do and see in L’Aquila

1. Discover the historical and cultural heritage

Wrapped in its historical and cultural mantle, L’Aquila offers a unique experience for those looking to immerse themselves in Italian history and art. Walking through its streets, you will encounter monuments and buildings that narrate centuries of history. An emblematic example is the Basilica of San Bernardino, not only for its impressive Renaissance architecture but also as a keeper of stories of faith and art. Nearby, the Spanish Fort, or Cinquecentesco Castle, a majestic Renaissance fortress built in the 16th century during the Spanish occupation. Originally designed to protect the city, today it houses the National Museum of Abruzzo, where art and artifacts tracing regional history are displayed. The fort also offers splendid panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains, making it an essential stop for visitors to L’Aquila.

2. Venture into the nature trails

Surrounded by impressive and varied nature, L’Aquila offers countless opportunities for trekking and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as serene spaces for those seeking relaxation and refuge in nature. The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park is a true paradise for hikers, with trails winding through diverse landscapes—from lush forests to rocky peaks—allowing visitors of all skill levels to find the route that best suits their abilities. Here, adventurers can explore Corno Grande, the highest peak of the Apennines, offering breathtaking views that compensate for the challenge of the climb.

At the same time, for those seeking moments of pure relaxation, the Campo Imperatore highland, known as the “Little Tibet” of Italy, offers a vast landscape of meadows and hills ideal for reading, meditating, or simply enjoying the silence. Not far away, Lake Campotosto invites peaceful walks along its shores or pleasant picnics under the trees, in a peaceful setting that reflects the mountains in tranquil beauty.

3. Culinary explorations

L’Aquila is a true paradise for food enthusiasts wishing to discover the authentic flavors of Abruzzese cuisine. The local cuisine is a celebration of the land’s produce and artisan tradition, with dishes that stand out for their simplicity and intense flavor. Cheese lovers must not miss the chance to taste Aquilano pecorino, a DOP cheese with a bold and aromatic flavor, perfect to enjoy with a drizzle of local honey over a slice of homemade bread. Equally renowned is the mountain honey, produced by bees collecting nectar from alpine flower varieties, offering a range of flavors that vary according to the seasons and blooms.

For a full immersion in culinary traditions, a must-try dish is arrosticini, small skewers of diced sheep meat cooked over a thin, long grill, typical of this region and perfectly paired with a glass of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.


L’Aquila is a destination that offers much more than one might imagine, perfect to be discovered by motorhome or caravan. With Agricamper, your journey will be simple and carefree, with the freedom to explore and discover at your leisure.

Don’t wait, download the app and purchase Agricamper’s annual membership today, consult the map for free stops, and set off to explore this fascinating city.

Traveling by motorhome opens up a world of possibilities, and L’Aquila is ready to welcome you with all its splendor. Have a great trip!