George Clooney stars in the recently released movie, the American (more), much of which was shot on location in central Italy's Abruzzo region. If you've never heard of the Abruzzo, you're probably not alone as it's a fairly remote region often overlooked by tourists. The Abruzzo is a mountainous region with stunning natural scenery dotted with medieval castles and picturesque villages steeped in tradition. Here's more about the Abruzzo region.
So, where is the Abruzzo? The region is about 100 miles east of Rome and stretches to the Adriatic coast. Much of the interior is parkland as you can see in our Abruzzo Map. Read more about the Abruzzo from people who live there: Flavors of Abruzzo | So This is Life