Visiting Sulmona

 The region of Abruzzo is in central Italy and sits on the Adriatic coast immediately to the East of Rome and the region of Lazio. It is bordered to the North by Le Marche and to the South by Molise (briefly) and then Puglia. Abruzzo has 4 provinces and Sulmona lies within that of L’Aquila – the most western province.

Sulmona is a Medieval city with Roman origins nestled between 2 low mountain ranges in the heart of the region. It is the 6th largest city in Abruzzo with a population of 25,000. Its unique position on the axis of 2 major trade routes ensured its wealth and growth over two millennia and it now enjoys a reputation as the prettiest city in Abruzzo.

In addition to its privileged status as the home of confetti, Sulmona is also the birth city of the Roman poet Ovid, the place where the 13th century Pope-turned-hermit, Celestino V, sought solace and also the centre of production of a special type of ‘Red’ Garlic.

It hosts an impressive calendar of events year-round whose highlights include the ‘Giostra Cavalleresca’ (jousting tournament) in the summer and the Easter rites of the procession of the dead Christ on Good Friday and the ‘Madonna Che Scappa in Piazza’ event in the town’s main square on the morning of Easter Sunday.

Well-served by characterful hotels and bed & breakfasts, typical restaurants, bars and independent shops, Sulmona makes a great day-trip, a wonderful holiday destination as well as a perfect base from which to explore the wider region.

You’ll be sure of a warm welcome not only at Confetti Pelino but throughout Sulmona too.

Discover more about Sulmona on the web:

comune di sulmona

Sulmona Cityhall

sulmona on wikipedia

Sulmona on Wikipedia

Welcome to Sulmona

Welcome to Sulmona

Transport options

By car

Travelling by car to Sulmona is aided by the proximity of the A25 / A24 Pescara – Rome  motorway and also the A14 motorway which runs the length of the Adriatic coast from Rimini in the North down to Bari in the South.
If coming from Rome (2 hours) or Pescara (50 minutes), exit the A25 at ‘Sulmona / Pratola Peligna’.

You can also connect with Napoli (2.5 hrs) via the SS17.

By Train

Sulmona’s railway station is an important hub which connects to Rome, Pescara, L’Aquila, Napoli and beyond.


By Bus / Coach

A variety of bus and coach companies service Sulmona from all directions.




By Air

The nearest airport is at Pescara (50 minutes) with additional airports at Rome Ciampino (1.5 hrs), Rome Fiumicino (2 hrs), Ancona (2.5 hrs) and Bari 3.5 hrs).

The new airport in L’Aquila will add routes to a variety of European and domestic destinations.