Route "PRATI DI TIVO AND GRAN SASSO: EXPLORING THE NATURE AND HISTORY"
The chain of the Gran Sasso includes the highest peak of the Apennines: Big Horn Peak Western masl 2912. The calcareous nature of this mountain means that it is characterized by multiple karst forms , hidden along its slopes that are the first sign of the enormous reservoir of water contained within it.
The daily tour to visit / exploration with easy route, from the square "Amorocchi" of Prati di Tivo (1450 m), climb along the dirt road ( about 3 km ) that leads to the "Plan of lake "(1600 m) which offers a comprehensive view that embraces all the peaks of the Eastern side of the range, extends the" Sicilian "valley. The environment is particularly majestic and wild and allows a view of the geological history of the massive admiring him as one of the most easily accesibili places.
The tour engages between the 2/4 hours . Meeting, starting, transferring means, return are agreed directly with the guide.
Instructions: path on white road gradient within 200 meters, to be attended requires normal physical condition and health. It 'must have a normal mobility.
The excursion takes place in an environment of Media It is recommended that participants bring with you drink : water, fruit juices, in small packages (preferably half-liter bottles) and small snacks to be consumed along the way ( recommended nuts, energy bars)
Requirements: minimum 10 max 50 participants. (Children> 8 years)
Route "TOUR GRAN SASSO: BETWEEN OLD VILLAGES, SANCTUARY AND HIGH PEAKS"
The visit will be organized in the following stages:
Assergi (AQ) . Visit to the village and the cultural center of the National Park Gran Sasso Monti della Laga, the old town with the Eastern Gate, the Porta del Colle and Porta del Rio. Within the town you can visit and admire the Church of Santa Maria Assunta , whose facade resembles that of Santa Maria di Collemaggio in L'Aquila. The Church hides inside another > church , an underground church dedicated to St. Franco, the Holy hermit who died in a cave not far from the village of Assergi . The small village also houses two very important entities: the National Park and Monti della Laga and the ' National Institute of Nuclear Physics .
Santo Stefano Di Sessanio (AQ) . Small medieval in the Province of L'Aquila, not far from the beautiful villages of Castel del Monte and Calascio Rocca. Santo Stefano di Sessanio , located at an altitude of 1,251, has a population of 120 inhabitants, who live on site throughout the year and is part of the prestigious selection of " The Villages beautiful in Italy "as the nearby village of Castel del Monte. Became world famous as a tourist destination for the development of the "ubiquitous hotel project" Sextantio at the hands of Swedish Daniel Kihlgren .
Perched on top of a hill , the village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio enjoys a location that offers the visitor beautiful landscapes and wonderful as those offered by the peaks of Majella and Sirente south and the majestic plateau north of Campo Imperatore. The project enabled the Restoration of the village, combining in a perfectly harmonious its original structure and its History with the cutting-edge innovation. Now visit Santo Stefano means understanding as another model of development is possible.
Rifugio Campo Imperatore (AQ) to 2000 m . The Refuge, also known as Hotel Campo Imperatore , is a hotel located in the plateau margin Campo Imperatore , on the slopes of Monte Aquila, in the Gran Sasso of Italy, within the Eagle's municipal area.
Made in the thirties, renovated several times after the war, preserves the Style's atmosphere of the time. Famous for being, between August 28 and September 12, 1943, the prison of Benito Mussolini until his release occurred at the hands of the German armed forces.
Today is the main structure accommodation of the ski resort and starting point for hiking on the western side of the Gran Sasso.
Shrine of St. Gabriel at Isola del Gran Sasso (TE) . The sanctuary of St. Gabriel Addolorata, at the foot of Gran Sasso, in the province of Teramo, is among the most popular in Italy and Europe. A recent ranking places him among the first fifteen shrines most frequented world. Two million pilgrims will come every year to pray at the tomb of the young student Passionist St. Gabriel.