Situated in the centre of Italy, Abruzzo lies just an hour's drive from Rome. Often overlooked, it has never been discovered by mass tourism. Abruzzo has something for everyone: hiking on the slopes of the Majella mountain range, wine tasting along olive-strewn roads that disappear into the labyrinths of ancient towns, shopping through the sunny, pastel streets of Pescara or skiing on the highest peaks of the central Apennines. This updated guide explores towns and villages well off the beaten track. It also goes into greater depth on the region than its competitors, with more detail on the history, culture and sights, and more opinionated and entertaining reviews of hotels and restaurants.
Luciano has been a freelance journalist for over 8 years. He has written and edited for publications at a national and international level. Abruzzo (Bradt Travel Guides) is his first book.
Luciano is currently writing a book on Melbourne (Australia) and working on updates to several other travel guides.
When he is not writing and editing, he is teaching and lecturing... or, most likely, travelling.