High in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains sits medieval castles, ancient Roman ruins and untamed wilderness. This is Abruzzo. On a winter weekend, Abruzzo can offer you skiing. During the summer, Abruzzo hotels provide you with the chance to explore any of three national parks. Check out the Gran Sasso d’ Italia (Great Rock of Italy) - the highest mountain ridge found within Italy’s expansive borders. No where else in Italy can you glimpse wild horses running across the vast plains. In Abruzzo, you can swim on the sandy beaches one day and visit the ancient forests in the Parco Nazionale, the next.