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L'Aquila of the Mysteries: 3-Hour Walking Tour

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L'Aquila of the Mysteries: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Abruzzo Experience

From US$ 127.02 per group up to 10

Discover the splendor of L’Aquila, the city that was severly damaged by the earthquake of 2009, but definitely not destroyed. Take a 3-hour walking tour of its center and marvel at the 15th-century monuments of this second city of the Kingdom of Naples.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group


  • Marvel at the splendor of this ancient city, hit by the powerful earthquake of 2009
  • See the Fountain of the 99 Spouts, and the Spanish Fort, the highest point in L’Aquila
  • Visit the Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio and the Basilica di San Bernardino
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Enjoy a guided walking tour of L’Aquila’s historic center. Although the city suffered severe damage from the earthquake of 2009 you’ll still see the splendor of the Baroque and Renaissance architecture of this ancient city built on a hill. On this 3-hour tour you’ll learn about the mysterious foundations of the town, with a mix of history and legend, Knights Templar, and figures such as Frederick II and Pope Celestino V. Start out at the mysterious Fountain of the 99 Spouts, and then head to the Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio. Reach the highest point in L’Aquila at the Spanish Fort, and stop to admire the views. From the Fort you’ll continue walking through the Piazza Palazzo, Piazza Duomo, and to the Basilica di San Bernardino.
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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Train Station, via Tancredi da Pentima

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    Discovery of L'Aquila with guide Carla

    We were curious about the state of L'Aquila 10 years after the earthquake. Some churches and palazzi have already been rebuilt, just beautiful! But there is also the other side. Many buildings are still in the scaffolding and there is a lot of activity. Then you have to know where you can walk safely and you do need a guide for that. Carla is a passionate storyteller, has been guiding in this city for 30 years, and knows better than anyone how in one night the city changed from a rich shopping city to a total ruin, and how she is now slowly starting to live again. A fascinating story. I would recommend it to everyone. We only booked 2 days before and everything went smoothly.

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    July 27, 2019

    Vanessa did this very well and lively. Great city.

    June 18, 2021

    La guida è stata molto brava nel raccontarci la storia dell'Aquila e i vari aneddoti e sui misteri della città. Consiglio a tutti di fare una visita guidata della città

    November 2, 2021


    Product ID: 26375