Gran Sasso

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franketcheson
Oakville, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
I keep going back to the Gran Sasso, it is different every time and a magical place from the wild horses on the plains to the hotel that housed Mussolini.
This mountain is spectacular.
Written June 5, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,951 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We went on Easter Monday, near the end of April, when there was still enough snow that some people were skiing on the slopes (but not many). We decided once up to do a hike, as there were enough parts without snow already, to walk up to the higher skilift. It is a pretty nice walk, with good views of some of the peaks. Go in the early morning on a clear day. If taking the bus, it leaves from the bus station in L'Aquila, and not some other stop people might tell you. The restaurant was overcrowded, as were the restaurants down the cable car, but potentially that was because of Easter Monday.
Written May 7, 2019
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john t
Ottawa, Canada116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
i notice only 19 english views for this park so this must be a true hidden gem. could spend a week or more just hiking around here. the views are spectacular. Italy truly has so much beauty from the Dolomites to Sicily. We are asked why we visit here so much and the gran sasso is another reason. Each corner you drive around creates another wow! keep an eye out for shepherds, sheep, cattle etc. lots of places to park and have a stroll or lunch. will be back.
Written October 6, 2018
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Paul h
Adelaide, Australia770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
The drive up the mountains is stunning; sheep, goats, and cows, along the way. Grand vistas above the tree line and walks everywhere
Written September 20, 2018
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FamilyOf2PlusOne
Prague, Czech Republic339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
It's a must visit especially if you in Abruzzo during summer. You will enjoy nice and cooling temperature being high in the altitude. On the way to your hiking trails if you see sign for arostocini definitely stop to try lamb kebabs. If you see loads of sheep, zoom and make photo, you definitely should see guardian dogs who look after sheep to keep wolfs away.
Written July 30, 2018
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Keith M
Palm Springs, CA563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This area of Abruzzo changes with the seasons. Spring is for wildflowers, summer and fall for picnics and hiking, and winter for the skiing. A nice drive along the East side of the mountains is from Castelli to Farindola. There are a few picnic table along the road - need repair but still workout fine. Then if you want to see the upper mountains and the great meadows, take the road at Rigopiano up towards Castel Del Monte. They just repaved most of this upper road in 2017 and it is a very nice drive. If you want an unique experience for lunch, stop at one of the two Arrosticini BarBQ places up in the meadow. You can purchase lamb Arrosticini and roast your own over the grills they have set up. Eat at one of the picnic tables. Probably the only place in the world where you can experience this! Tip - weekends can get very crowded at the Arrosticini places, so if you don't like crowds, best to go up on a weekday.
Written July 7, 2018
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Jakub G
Bielsk Podlaski, Poland118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Perfect mountains even if you are not hiking but simply travelling by car and stopping to watch the view. Easily accesible by car. Perfect mix of grasslands, snow, rocky mountains etc. And the dominating view of Corno Grande is magnificent. If you search for easy accesible spot go to Campo Imperatore (42°26'33.9"N 13°33'30.7"E) i.e. place with big parking lot, restaurant, motel, astronomical observatory and starting point of some hiking paths.
Written June 19, 2018
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Natalie G
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Wow! We totally didn't expect much from this place but it was Awesome! Take some warm clothes and good shoes. Despite hiking in September parts of the track were peppered with snow so be prepared. The weather changes quickly but it was a memorable place.
Written October 5, 2017
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Steve R
Toronto, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
The harrowing drive - due to small twisty roads and sporty drivers- may necessitate stopping every so often to regain your spirits, but it is definitely worth it. Breathtaking vistas and grass hill sides.
Written September 18, 2017
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JJOH
Doha, Qatar696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Gran Sasso is the highest peak in the Appenne range of mountains. You can ascend to about 2100m via a gondola to an area that looks like it would be popular with skiers and snowboarders in the winter. Amazingly numerous people seemed to have driven up there so obviously there is road access too. It's a really pleasant spot at the top. There are numerous hiking and biking trails for the energetic amongst us and it's well worth a look
Written August 27, 2016
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