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Campo Imperatore

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On top of the world in central Italy

Two weeks ago my family and I rode the tram up the side of Gran Sasso to Campo Imperatore that was firmly above treeline, and a winter wonderland. Skiers abounded in every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Two weeks ago my family and I rode the tram up the side of Gran Sasso to Campo Imperatore that was firmly above treeline, and a winter wonderland. Skiers abounded in every direction, but sadly we didn't have time to partake in this, my favorite endeavor. However, we did get to spend nearly two glorious hours, exploring the old hotel... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

... cows and horses in the road. This is a very impressive Alto Piano with expansive views and great hiking

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Rome, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took the cablecar from Fonte Cerreto and then walked in a circle passing by Rifugio Duca degli Abruzzi, Rifugio Garibaldi and Valico della Portella. The view was really amazing and the hike not too hard. It's a great getaway in Summer, when most of Italy is simmering in the heat. These are the highest mountains in central Italy and... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We took a drive up to Campo Imperatore on our July vacation to Italy. If you drive here, you will feel like you will never arrive as the drive is along winding roads, and of course, you are going up. The scenery all the way is spectacular. The hotel at the site is historical in that it served as a... More 

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Karvina, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Campo imperatore is a great place you totally have to visit when you are in Abruzzo. It has a landscape you won't see anywhere else. Once you are there you don't forget to stop at local butcher shop which offers arrosticini, the meat sticks you can grill and eat there, they're simply delicious.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Truly a hidden gem. The plateau with the mountains in the background make this area great for hiking, camping or a picnic lunch. If you can make it for the Festival of the Sheep in August, that is one experience you do not want to miss.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Splendid alpine scenery plus the very interesting hotel that was Mussolini's vanity project and brief (comfortable) jail ( with a view) all make for a great day out. Bring a full tank of gas and be prepared for winding narrow steep roads and sweeping vistas.

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pescara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Views are mesmerizing. While driving along the way, for over one hour you feel you are in the middle of nowhere - and you ARE in the middle of nowhere! If you are looking for peace and quiet, a nice walk in the mountains is a must! There are several paths to choose from and also a few mountain dews,... More 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

As already posted below, the destination can easily be reached. Short drive from L'Aquila to Cerro Ferraro and a cable car from there (7 Euro/11 one way/ up&down). Just don't miss a huge parking area on site (at the bottom of the hill), turn right to the camping before you reach the main square and drive 1 min down (camping... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

For those interested in the natural environment and hill walking/trekking, it is hard to go past Campo Imperatore. This is the hub of the Gran Sasso National Park for its major walks. It is easily accessible by car or cable car and you are spoiled for choice regarding the spectacular walks available. The facilities are clearly dated but the attentiveness... More 

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