We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Campo Imperatore

Assergi, Italy
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Assergi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
61 visitor photos
Write a Review

172 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    108
    38
    16
    5
    5
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Rome, Italy
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karvina, Czech Republic
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
67 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
pescara
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
57 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

No skiing this year for us unfortunately but we love the mountains and so decided to spend a weekend in Abruzzo and see the snow. The cable car (Funivia Gran Sasso) goes up from Fonte Cerreto (about 20 mins drive from L'Aquila) every half an hour and the view from the top is truly breath-taking. Space for sledging with the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Newcastle England
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We went here in May, so the alpine flowers were just starting to fade a little, but still beautiful. The place is just so vast it's almost frightening. Suggest a picnic and simply sit and take in the stunning views. For those more energetic, perhaps a walk further up the mountains on one of the many rugged trails...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Campo Imperatore also viewed

Calascio, Province of L'Aquila
 
Abruzzo, Italy
San Demetrio ne' Vestini, Province of L'Aquila
 

Been to Campo Imperatore? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Campo Imperatore, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing