Abruzzo is a region of Southern Italy. It consists of four provinces, viz L'Aquila, Teramo, Pescara, and Chieti. The capital city is L'Aquila - other places of note include Pescara, Teramo, Chieti, Avezzano, Vasto, Lanciano and Sulmona. Abruzzo is divided into a mountainous area in the west and a coastal area in the east with beaches on the Adriatic Sea.