Amena locality on the shores of Lake Barrea, in the National Park of Abruzzo, on the southern slopes of Monte Mattone (990 meters above sea level), is immersed in a suggestive natural environment in which stands the beautiful pinewood of black pine, a local variety. Remains of polygonal walls (still visible near the locality of Fonte Regina) attest to its origin as a Samnite center. The current village is built around a small castle built in the 1300s in the upper part of the village; of the castle is still visible the base of a defensive tower with a circular plan, part of the original fortification. The many stately homes dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries are interesting. Tourist center of pleasant appearance, cared and equipped for a summer holiday in the name of tranquility, psycho-physical wellbeing, a healthy vacation in contact with the nature of the Park, Villetta Barrea is able to attract tourists with a variety of proposals ranging from crafts, to typical products, to a traditional gastronomy in which genuine flavors are rediscovered, to an interesting activity of welcome and healthy fun, but also to cultural proposals and events linked to the local tradition.