Trekking in Abruzzo
Everybody knows the Alpes, the famous mountain chain. But what about the Appennini, the chain the crosses the whole Italian peninsula? Leave with Davinci Custom Travel for a trekking experience in 3 different national parks, in the wonderful Abruzzo region. Visit all the mountain hamlets of the area, that date back to the medieval or Renaissance times and are surrounded by lakes and forests. Discover the beauty of Sulmona city centre, observe the local flora and fauna, have lunch in typical mountain huts. Fall in love with Abruzzo!
DAY 1 – PESCASSEROLI
Private transfer from Rome to Pescasseroli, a beautiful and quaint town located in the very heart of the National Natural Park of Abruzzo. In the afternoon, visit of Pescasseroli and of the visitors’ centre of the Park. Welcome dinner based on local products such as cheese, salami, mushrooms and roast. Overnight in your hotel in Pescasseroli.
Welcome dinner at the restaurant “Il Picchio” in Pescasseroli, where you will taste delicious dishes of the Abruzzo region, such as local salami and cheeses.
DAY 2 – VISIT OF THE NATIONAL PARK VILLAGES
The whole day will be dedicated to the visit of the area’s villages, where nature dominates along with spectacular views and panoramas. The whole area is characterized by huge woods where to walk observing the local flora (beeches above all) and fauna (bears, wolves, boars and so on). You will visit the historical town of Scanno, full of Renaissance churches and palaces, Villalago, a small village overlooking a lake with an interesting museum dedicated to local traditions and habits, Barrea, a medieval center near a mountain lake….and many others! Dinner on your own in Pescasseroli and overnight.
Visit to a generally unknown part of Italy, full of natural attractions, wonderful panoramas and quaint villages.
Overview of the main typical villages of the National Natural Park of Abruzzo
DAY 3 – SULMONA AND MAJELLA PARK
Buffet breakfast at your hotel. In the morning, private transfer to Sulmona, a jewel city in the very heart of Italy, full of historical and art attractions and homeland of the confetti, the typical Italian confectioneries. Guided visit of the city, lunch on own in Sulmona. Afterwards, private transfer to the Majella area, in Caramanico. Balance of the day at leisure and overnight in the Majella area.
Sulmona cathedral, built on the site of a Roman temple
Sulmona main thoroughfare, Corso Ovidio, that connects the major attractions of the center and is lined by elegant covered arcades, shops, cafes, palaces and churches
DO NOT MISS
Sulmona typical sweets called “confetti”, that are colored and turned into flowers and other creations by local artisans.
Locanda “da Gino”, considered the best restaurant of the area for a typical and delicious lunch in Sulmona.
DAY 4 – HALF-DAY EXCURSION IN THE MAJELLA AREA
Today enjoy an excursion in the very heart of the Majella Natural Park, starting from Caramanico and crossing the Orfento Valley. You will walk along the river Orfento and admire several waterfalls and little lakes. You will get through a beautiful forest, full of wild flowers during spring time. After the relaxing and beautiful walk, transfer to the Gran Sasso National Park. Dinner on own and overnight in Pietracamela, one of the most beautiful mountain towns of the region. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
A wonderful walk throughout the wonderful Majella Natural Park in an unspoiled and magnificent environment.
DAY 5 – EXCURSION IN THE GRAN SASSO PARK
Buffet breakfast at your hotel. In the morning, experience a walk under the Gran Sasso mountain: follow the track that starts from Pietracamela through a beeches forest, a wonderful lake, several pastures and a mountain hut, where you can have lunch based on typical mountain products. If you wish, you can reach the top of Cima Alta, a mountain that offers a wonderful panorama. Return to your hotel and balance of the day at leisure
A lunch at a typical mountain hut where to relax admiring the wonderful panorama and savoring delicious typical dishes
The incredible panorama of the Cima Alta, one of the most beautiful natural environments of the Italian mountain areas.
DAY 6-CHECK OUT
Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Check out and private transfer to Rome airport or to alternative destinations.
OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE TOUR: 3*, 4*, 5* HOTELS, VILLAS AND HISTORICAL RESIDENCES