The hotel’s own Il Tetto Restaurant on the top floor offers a breathtaking view of the old town centre, and a unique atmosphere. The restaurant’s menu boasts a variety of traditional Abruzzo specialities and classics of Italian cuisine, masterly presented by Chef Antonio. With attentive professional service and a welcoming ambiance, Il Tetto Restaurant can provide a remarkable gastronomic experience, be it an intimate dinner, an important event or a gala reception.Described as the most handsome city of the Abruzzo by the Financial Times, L'Aquila is the capital of Abruzzo, sitting upon hillside in the middle of a narrow valley, surrounded by the tall snow-capped Apennine mountains of Gran Sasso Park. Today, L’Aquila is a lively college town boasting a repertory theater, a symphony orchestra, a fine-arts academy, a state conservatory, and a film institute. Its charming narrow streets are lined with baroque or renaissance buildings and churches, opening onto elegant piazzas. The surrounding area features Roman ruins (the important Roman city of Amiternum), ancient monasteries, and numerous castles. The best-known of these is Rocca Calascio (used in the 1980s as the location for the movie Ladyhawke), which is the highest castle in Italy and one of the highest in Europe. Also nearby are several ski resorts in Gran Sasso d'Italia, the highest of the Apennines.Situated in the heart of the historic centre of L'Aquila, this charming, comprehensive hotel and congress centre is a strategic base for exploring the stunning natural parks in the region. Duca Degli Abruzzi boasts thoroughly equipped and tastefully decorated rooms, as well as a host of facilities including its own gourmet restaurant, a welcoming lounge, and an elegant bar. The hotel also features a modern infrastructure for conferences with several modular meeting rooms – varying in capacity from 20 to 260 participants. L’Aquila is an ancient city, located amidst a wealth of antique buildings, ruins of the Roman Empire and fascinating medieval villages, a picturesque context set against the imposing scenery of Gran Sasso Park. Duca Degli Abruzzi offers utmost quality and hospitality in this venerable city for leisure travellers, groups and congresses alike.