The spectacle of Scanno reveals itself well before you reach the town. Even the steep, winding road that leads to it is amazing. The journey becomes an experience in itself as you look across the Sagittario Nature Reserve and its lake to the town: a captivating, almost magical place. Scanno perches on a rocky spur. The old town is a maze of narrow streets and traditional houses, beautiful squares, fountains, palaces and elegant, decorated doorways, all of which are bathed in a relaxed, easygoing atmosphere. Not to be missed are the town's churches, steeped in spirituality, whose dark stone walls guard the treasures they hold inside.