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Lake of Campotosto

Lake of Campotosto

Lake of Campotosto is the largest artificial lake in Abruzzo.

Located entirely in the province, at an altitude of 1,313 m s.l.m., the lake, nature reserve entirely within the Gran Sasso National Park and Monti della Laga, is a destination for sportsmen and tourists especially in the summer season. The main attraction is the lake that stretches for just over 40 km and allows the connection between the various population centers; being almost flat, it is well suited for cycling. Other frequent activities include jogging, hiking and especially the horse riding, the latter well developed thanks to the inclusion of Campotosto itinerary Ippovia Gran Sasso for a total of about 300 km equipped. In the water you can also go windsurfing, kite surfing, and kayaking.

Distance: 80km.

National park of Gran Sasso

L'Abruzzo houses one of the largest protected areas and valuable in Europe, the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

The millennium old man work is been integrated in a harmonic way in the marvelous natural contest, enriching it further. An area rich in forests, springs, waterfalls, meadows, plateaus, vertiginous crests and rock faces where there are numerous species of fauna and flora unique to this area, in addition to the most representative animal area are the wolf, the Abruzzo chamois, the bear, the golden eagle or the harrier. The territory of the Park constitutes a "European Monument of Biodiversity".

Distance: 60/80km.

National park of Gran Sasso
Rocca Calascio

Rocca Calascio

The fortress of Rocca Calascio, located at 1460 meters high, is among the highest fortifications of Italy and overlooks the deep sea Tirino Valley and Navelli plain.

You can reach these places by car through some really fascinating scenic areas and along the scenic roads nothing short of breathtaking!

Rocca Calascio is also famous for having hosted, on several occasions, great film sets, including the films "Lady Hawke" with Michelle Pfeiffer. For the beauty of these places, the film industry has named the whole area, from Calascio Rocca in Santo Stefano di Sessanio, "set for excellence".

Distance: 100km.