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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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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.
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.
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...More
As a World War 2 History Buff, this is a must see. The weather the day we went were high winds and snow. The cable car was swaying due to the high winds and if you are afraid of heights, this is not the place...More
We took the cable car from Fonte Cearreto up to the hotel where Mussolini was held by the Italians and was "rescued" by the Germans. The hotel is faded glory and in need of some TLC but it is still worth a wander round as...More
Questions about the Gran Sasso National Park (7 Replies)
I'm considering visiting the national park Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga in Abruzzo with a friend next year. Our plan is trekking in the park and also to climb a mountain, probably Monte Camicia. Corno Grande looks to be for more experienced climbers. We are currently planning doing it in late May or early June, but is there risk of snow at that time? I can see that there is a lift running from Assergi/Fonte Cerreto to Campo Imperatore. Is that functioning all...More
July 09, 2014|
Thank you, GrandeQuerciaAbruzzo. It's very kind of you. Abruzzo looks spectacular and at the same time not as crowded as the mountains of Northern Italy. We are on foot so we will probably just walk, walk and walk - and use some public transportation when necessary. Normally it's quite easy to find out how long you can walk each day, but this terrain seems to be quite challenging. Is it realistic to walk from Castel del Monte to Rifugio Campo Imperatore in one day? You mention the...More
Appenines Day Trip from Rome via Train (4 Replies)
Can anyone please recommend a train trip from Rome. I would love to see the area around Gran Sasso Or just a bit North in La Marche but getting there via train does not seem to easy. Thanks
September 25, 2015|
@bvlenci thank you for the suggestions. Ascoli Piceno looks very nice.. I would rather travel by train if possible from Rome but this does seem to limit where I could get to.
Getting from Bergamo airport to Gran Sasso Hotel (1 Reply)
Can anybody help me out with the best (and not too expensive!) way of getting from bergamo airport to the Gran Sasso Hotel in milan please?? I have read somewhere that there's mayb some kind of bus service or something? If so, can anyone provide any details on this please? Thanks!
July 14, 2005|
hi there is a bus service which operates every hour and drops you off at the main railway station stazione centrale - it costs about 5 euro i think and the journey time is 50 minutes. from the stazione centrale you can either take a cab to your hotel or the metro if it is located next to the metro