There are actually about three or fours buses a day from Rome Tiburtina bus station that stop in Bugnara on their way to Scanno. The bus stops by the bridge at the bottom of the town. There are about seven local buses a day that run from Sulmona through Introdacqua and Torre Del Nolfi that stop in the main square.
On the A25 take the exit for Anversa (if you are coming from Rome) or Sulmona if you are coming from Pescara. Bugnara is about ten minutes drive away from each exit (follow signs to Introdacqua and Bugnara).
Church of SS. Rosario. Imposing on the main square and ringing its bells every hour this church dates from 1602. Built in the late baroque style beautiful friezes, stuccoes and relief ceilings.edit
Streets and alleyways. Bugnara is steep and full of narrow pedestrian streets. Here you can see Bugnara's medieval origins with an incredible patchwork layering of stone and cement.edit
Palazzo Ducale (Fortezza dello Scorpione). This enormous palace consists of imposing buildings started around the 11th Century. The impressive fortifications surround a courtyard where one can see the various stages of its development, including an impressive clock tower. Restoration of the palace is in the works, with a rumoured cooking school to be housed there. edit
Small streets and alleyways
Church of the Madonna delle Neve. Just outside the village this church has some of the most interesting history of Bugnara. Built in the Gothic style around the 11th Century it has an extraordinary herring-bone floor that is actually from the Roman temple upon which the church was built. It also has some very well preserved statues and frescoes, edit
Local pecorino cheese. Find the local speciality.edit
Markets. There are markets for various goods in the main square.edit
Meat, vegetables, fish (on wheels). Although the village has two well stocked Alimentari (grocery shops) the best thing to do is to find out the times of the meat, vegetable and fish trucks that make their way around the small villages.edit
The castle complex of Palazzo Ducale
Amenities. The village has a post office, hairdressers and a pharmacy. edit
La Falena, (Up a few steps from the bar in the main square). This beautiful little restaurant used to be open in the summer (in 2007) where you could sit in the middle of the ancient ruins and have some lovely local home-cooked food. The sign is still there but I'm not sure that it is still open.edit