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Campo Imperatore

Address: Assergi, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Assergi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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Karvina, Czech Republic
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Toronto, Ontario
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24 reviews 24 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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215 reviews 215 reviews
70 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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.

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67 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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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 

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Rome, Italy
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29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

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