AMFI organises weekly cultural and leisure activities aimed at:
learning more about Italy and especially our area, in a not conventional manner;
meet new people in a multicultural environment;
visit some very interesting spots, also outside the classic routes;
experience and learn the authentic Italian social life.
In addition, on request we can arrange different activities such as sports (mountain biking , trekking, skiing, climbing, etc. ..) or courses in photography , video, theater and more.
In the heart of Celano the principal attraction is his wonderful castle, the Castello Piccolomini. This tells a beautiful medieval story and a present of charming hamlet architecture. AMFI organizes for you a guide visit in which it reveals all the castle legends and stories and helps you to have a beautiful memory about what, since the past, it means a castle for its town. FC: Ambra Simonetti
Is an abruzzese museum dedicated to prehistoric sacred art. Situated in the inside of castle Piccolomini represents one of the most important cultural attraction from Marsica region. It reunites the great artistic expression of Marsica transposed in sculpture, picture and textiles from XII –XVIII centuries. So, because of its importance as one of the most famous Celano attractions, AMFI will be pleased to organize a guided wonderful visit.
Alba Fucens, an ancient Roman city at the base of Monte Velino (Province of Aquila), is an archaeological jewel that one should most definitely explore! In fact, the ruins that emerged from excavations initiated by Fernand De Visscher in 1949 (continued throughout the 20th Century and recently taken up again) are truly remarkable. Don’t
Santa Maria in Valle Porclaneta
Come and visit Santa Maria Church! In the beautiful valley called Porclaneta, at the foot of Monte Velino and near the village of Rosciolo. From the valley we can see, through soft hills, Fucino. On the Church
portal there is a fan light with a beautiful fresco that represents the "Madonna" with two angels on the sides dating back to the XIV century. An exceptional example of Pre-Romanesque, Romanesque and byzantine style!
Tagliacozzo is part of the prestigious Club of the “Most Beautiful Villages of Italy".This city, in the heart of central Italy, has been recognized as the most interesting one from the structural point of view, for its conservation, its location and the historical and art importance of the town. Discover Abruzzo!
Parco Regionale Sirente Velino
Discover without haste how intense and involving the nature and history of Sirente Velino Park is! The Park area, about 50250 ha, is considerably diversified for the orographic features of the territory and
typology of environments having a great variety of vegetal and animal species. Learn and enjoy the historical and cultural features of the ancient and authentic sites!
Gran Sasso is the highest mountain in the Apennines. There are numerous possibilities for excursions and itineraries in the Gran Sasso area. From Campo Imperatore, there is a route to the peak, where there are also many beautiful plant species and landscapes! The spectacle
offered by Campo Imperatore always leaves you breathless, offering a wonderful view when you are immersed walking.
Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone
Opened once again in 2014 after sustaining damage during the 2009
Earthquake in L'Aquila, this hermitage, seemingly attached to the side of Morrone Mountain, is a must to see. This is a 13th century monastic complex built into a series of mountain grottoes. Peace, tranquility and an amazing walk. It is a window on the valley!
The Province of L'Aquila is in the heart of Abruzzo. Its territory is the Region's most mountainous, and most absorbing in its charming landscapes, plunged into the silence of its cities and picturesque villages clinging on mountains or lying on tablelands and valleys. You will be enchanted by a succession of images that mutate with the natural surroundings!
Scanno e Villalago
Villalago is an ancient fortified city of extraordinary beauty. This small "Borgo" is full of portals, stairs, and old stone houses that create a magical atmosphere. Villalago represents the ideal geographical center, situated between two lakes, Scanno and
S.Domenico, and bordered by mountain ridges and deep valleys with large plateaus and deep circular valleys. It is a beautiful place to visit!
Abruzzo National Park
Abruzzo National Park, besides being the oldest national park in Italy,it is also the richest in biodiversity. Here you will find one of the rarest world species, the Marsican brown bear, that can weigh more than 200 kg. In the Parkyou will also find the endemic Apennine Chamois, the
Apennine wolves, the red deers, the roe deers, the wild boars, the golden eagles and the white-backed woodpeckers, together with many other species, composing an exceptional biodiversity. Come and enjoy nature!
You will visit Sulmona, called 'the prettiest city in Abruzzo'. Once you are here you will be able to appreciate the Roman, Medieval, Baroque and modern history & architecture of this town! You can also taste the "confetti"! Sulmona is famous for its confetti: It is small, almond sweets with a crisp, sugar coating. Confetti come in a
rainbow of colours to suit all tastes and festive colour schemes! Come and see it by yourself!
Grotte di Stiffe
One of the most spectacular resources of Sirente-Velino Regional Park and the entire Province of L'Aquila. An important example of subterranean karst phenomenon, Stiffe Caves have a particular feature making them unique in Italy: they can be technically defined an "active reappearing spring", meaning that they are crossed by a subterranean river, leading visitors along its 700 meters of length in the cave and the 695m of height, outside the cavity.
Rocca Calascio & S. Stefano
Abruzzo boasts majestic castles built on high hilltops overlooking the land and mountains far and wide. Rocca Calascio is one of the most spectacular ones! It towers up in the altitude of 1460 metres above sea
level, making it the highest fortress of the Apennines. Calascio and Santo Stefano di Sessanio are two towns that look like a
fairytale tangle of streets, overlooked by houses and towers, all strictly in stone and squares where there are noble houses and churches.
A pretty pocket of verdant hills and volcanic lakes 20km south of Rome, the Colli Albani (Alban Hills) and their 13 towns are collectively known as the Castelli Romani. Since early Roman days they have provided a green refuge from the city and even today Romans flock to the area on hot summer weekends. The best known towns are Castel Gandolfo, where the Pope has his summer residence, and
Frascati, famous for its delicate white wine.
Villa d'Este Tivoli
Villa d’Este, is a masterpiece of the Italian Garden. The garden is generally considered within the larger context of Tivoli itself: its landscape, art and history, as well as a zone rich in caves and waterfalls displaying the unending battle between water and stone. The imposing constructions and the series of terraces above terraces bring to mind the hanging gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of
the ancient world. Don’t miss it!
Villa Adriana Tivoli
Villa Adriana is an exceptional complex of classical buildings created in the 2nd century A.D. by the Roman emperor Hadrian. It combines the best elements of the architectural heritage of Egypt, Greece and Rome in the form of an 'ideal city'. It is a masterpiece that uniquely brings together the highest expressions of the material cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world. Come and visit these wonderful ruins!
Pescara, the gateway to the rugged mountainous Abruzzo region, is
framed by the snowy peaks of the Apennine Mountains. The land tumbles through the hilltop villages and down to the blue waters of the Adriatic Ocean. Sun, sea, sports and movida are the keywords of Pescara, where wellness is the idea. In fact, the territory offers a mix of nature, suggestive landscapes and sport: a wonderful experience!
Rome Historical Center
Roma represents the city where you find the highest concentration of historical and architectural beauties in the world. Is an incontestable testimony to the European western culture, art and history, and it is recognized as UNESCO World heritage.
The Vatican Museums are a group of palaces which house some of the most important collections in the world. There are several exhibitions and the world famous Sistine Chapel, which is probably the most important part of this vast museum complex. Come and enjoy art!
Perugia, one of the most attractive and sweet town in the area of northern Umbria. Perhaps nowhere else in Italy has the material remains of the Etruscans so clearly evident as in this city. The churches and fountain in the main piazza are well-known masterpieces, but there are numerous monuments of great interest.
Perugia is also famous for its chocolate! Chocolate lovers can’t miss it!
Napoli is located halfway between two volcanic areas, the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields.The city is noted for its rich history, art, culture and gastronomy. In modern days, the historic centre of the city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It has a great cultural and artistic identity which is stamped on the brow of its many museums, castles, churches, squares, narrow streets and archaeological remains. Welcome to Napoli!