The Abruzzo region is situated in the central part of Italy. The territory is almost entirely mountainous and hilly with small low-lying areas along the coast. The coastal area overlooking the Adriatic Sea and is characterized by long sandy beaches. On the territory of the region there are three national parks, the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, the Majella National Park and the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti of the Laga. In this park is the Gran Sasso massif with its 2914 meters is the highest peak in central-southern Italy; on it we can find the Calderone glacier which is traditionally considered the southernmost glacier in Europe. In addition to these national parks the territory is dotted with numerous protected areas located on both the highlands and along the coast, created in order to preserve and protect the fauna and flora typical of this area of Italy. The most important city of the region is certainly the regional capital, the city of L’Aquila. The city have like most important monument the “Fountain of the 99 Spouts” which is the monument symbol that is reminds everywhere. Other centers of artistic and cultural importance are the city of Teramo, Pescara and Chieti, and other centers of more modest size as Scanno, Atessa and Sulmona. In the latter was born the famous Latin poet Ovid.