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The central Piazza Duomo, with its daily market, is an excellent place from which to explore the town with its little courtyards and gardens. The city boasts the most well-known basilica of the Aruzza area, the ‘Basilica di S.Maria di Collemaggio’. Besides that, there are several well-preserved churches with an interesting array of frescoes. The fountain with the 99 spouts is located nearby the remnants of the city wall and the Quattro Cantoni, a meeting point for locals. This is also the area where one can see the finest examples of one of the town’s characteristics, the arcades, also better known as ‘portici’ in this region.
If you're looking for a bit more of green, head for the Abruzzo_National_Parkor head off the Sulmona road in either direction. To the north lies the Gran Sasso National Park. Pescara might be worth a detour when you've some time left.
June 20, 2006 change by davidx (2 points)