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The slopes will be snow-covered from December until early April. The warmest temperatures are in June and July. Evenings up in the mountains are chilly.
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PlanesRome’s airports are the main gateways to Abruzzo. Ciampino is served by Easyjet (www.easyjet.com) and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com); Alitalia (www.alitalia.com) and British Airways (www.ba.com) fly in and out of Fiumicino. On the other side of the Apennines | Ryanair also flies to coastal Pescara.
TrainsL’Aquila has a train station, served by Trenitalia (www.trenitalia.com) routes to the rest of Italy, usually via a change in Terni. From Rome, the journey will take just over three hours.
AutomobilesA car is advisable for getting around this remote mountain terrain. There are hire desks at Ciampino and Fiumicino.
TaxisYou’re more likely to find a mule pulling a cartful of passengers than a cab in these peaceful parts; ask your hotel for advice.