One of the oldest cities in the world, this UNESCO World Heritage Site affords visitors the possibility to sleep in a room that was first occupied 9,000 years ago. Apart from chic cave hotels, there are now galleries, restaurants, cafes, clubs, and museums. The best way to explore this southern Italian gem is to wander around the tight winding alleyways where rock-hewn churches with Byzantine frescoes, Roman thermae-style underground swimming pools, and many more treasures are waiting to be discovered. Visit this UNESCO cultural capital of 2019 now.
BRI - Palese Airport
Nearest train station
L'Aquila Railway Station
Spa & Recreation
Mountain and city bicycles for hire and cooking courses
Food & Drink
Traditional Lucanian cuisine and Italian aperitif
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