For those coming from Rome: take the A24 Roma-Teramo highway, exiting at L'Aquila Ovest. At the exit turn left towards the historic center, and then continue straight ahead, first on Viale Corrado IV, and then on Via XX Settembre. At the end of this road, after about 3 km, you will see the Grand Hotel; we are located only a few meters to the rear. In any case, signs for Hotel San Michele are also along the roads.
For those coming from Teramo (A24 highway): exit at the L'Aquila Est tollbooth. At the exit be careful to take toward the historic center, turning left and then immediately right. After about 1.5 km you will see the town cemetery; turn left immediately after its main entrance. Then continue slightly downhill for about 1 km until you will see in the upper left corner the back of the Collemaggio monastery. At this point go up to the right, go through the tunnel and at the exit take a left to go up Viale di Collemaggio, then take the second right to go down Viale Crispi and turn right onto Via Luigi Rendina: you can reach the hotel by turning immediately left onto Via San Michele.
For those coming from the S.S. 17 (from Pescara or Sulmona): the natural entrance to the town is Porta Napoli, which is accessed very simply by continuing straight on S.S. 17 to the end. Then, past the gate, go up viale Crispi for about 700 meters, then turn right onto via Luigi Rendina, then immediately left to go along via San Michele.
IMPORTANT: If you use a GPS navigator to reach our hotel please follow the directions to Via San Michele.
From Rome: convenient, fast buses to L'Aquila, operated by the TUA company or the Gaspari Bus company, leave from the square in front of Tiburtina station, on the Metro B line. Once in L'Aquila, after about h 1 ½, get off at the Collemaggio Terminal. Hotel San Michele is a very short distance away. You can walk back up to Viale Collemaggio or, alternatively, you can take a cab that will take you to the hotel in just a minute.
From Pescara: convenient and fast buses to L'Aquila, operated by the TUA company, leave from the square in front of the Pescara Centrale station. Once in L'Aquila, after about 2 hours, get off at the Collemaggio Terminal (from there follow directions as above).
Pesacara airport arrival - public transportation: take city bus line no. 38, leaving every 15 minutes from the bus stop in front of the arrivals terminal. Tickets can be purchased at the air terminal from the SAGA ticket office. Get off at Pescara Centrale station and from there take a bus to L'Aquila (see above for information).
Pescara airport arrival-car rental: follow the signs for the A25 Rome-Pescara freeway, in the direction of Rome. Continue for about 40 km, and exit at the Bussi-Popoli exit. Then take State Highway 153 toward L'Aquila, and after about 25 km take State Highway 17 (see above for directions).
L. da Vinci Airport arrival - (Fiumicino, Rome) G.B. Pastine Airport (Ciampino, Rome) - public transportation: convenient and fast buses to L'Aquila, operated by the Gaspari Bus company leave from the square in front of the airports. Get off at the Hotel Amiternum stop on S.S. 17 and from where you can take a cab that will take you to the hotel in a few minutes.
L. da Vinci airport arrival - (Fiumicino, Rome) G.B. Pastine airport (Ciampino, Rome) - car rental: take the highway towards Rome. After about 25 km take the G.R.A in the direction of Naples-L'Aquila, and finally take the A24 highway to L'Aquila (see above for directions).