Pizzoferrato was established in the municipality in 1752. Perched at 1251 meters, it stands close to a rocky cliff, which dominates the Sangro river valley from the left. It is located on the border between the province of Chieti and the province of L'Aquila. Its territory covers 30.85 square kilometers in an area rich in scrub and bare pastures. The landscape of Pizzoferrato has the characteristics of a mountain center: reserve of oxygen and serenity, it is an environment where flora and fauna are perfectly intact. In fact, many species of mammals and birds still live in the woods. Importa
Among the highest municipalities in the province of Teramo, Pietracamela is the only one to have the entire territory included in the Gran Sasso Park - Monti della Laga. It rises to 1005 m of altitude at the foot of the Corno Piccolo of the Gran Sasso d'Italia. Most likely the first inhabitants of the place were from Brindisi or Puglia, in general shepherds or wool carders. From 1526 the historical events of the town were linked to those of the Sicilian Valley (Kingdom of Naples). Its original name is surely Petra deriving from the fact that the houses were built on huge boulders brought do
Pescocostanzo, the cultural seat of the Majella National Park, is an ancient village. It almost surprises how such a small town can encompass many wonders of history, art and culture, and yet it is just like that: starting from the beautiful landscape in which it is immersed, you get to the heart of the village and you are enchanted by the details of the city and the architecture, elegant and well preserved. The heart of the historic center is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Colle, one of the most interesting churches in the entire region thanks to the elements of great artistic value that
Rivisondoli, in the Region of the Altipiani Maggiore of Abruzzo, faces east in a dominant position on the Prato plateau at an average altitude of 1,365 meters above sea level, between Roccaraso and Pescocostanzo. A natural environment of great beauty and a healthy climate: ideal destination for a summer holiday in the mountain. In the center of the town stands the parish church of San Nicola di Bari, built in 1912 on a previous place of worship, enriched by beautiful polychrome stained glass windows by Haynal (1991). Inside there are two seventeenth-century works: an altar in marble tarsia
Campo Imperatore Plateau lies at an altitude that ranges from 1500 to 1900 meters, in the middle of the Gran Sasso D'Italia. It extends for more than 25 km, has a maximum width of 8 km and is part of the Gran Sasso Monti della Laga National Park. The plateau is also known as the “little Tibet” of Abruzzo and is interesting for the flora and the fauna variety and even for geological and geomorphological aspects. You can get there from Assergi or crossing Fossa di Paganica, or from the medieval village Castel del Monte crossing Capo la Serra, or going through Farindola crossing Vado di Sole.
The “Cinque Miglia” plateau is the most extended and historically the most famous of the karst plateau system and is defined as the region of the major pleateau of Abruzzo. It extends for 9 km at an altitude that ranges from 1250 and 1280 meters, in the municipalities of Rocca Pia, Rivisondoli, Roccaraso, and between National Parks of Abruzzo and Majella. The ancient Abruzzo Route passes through it (today SS17): this was the main arterial road that connected the main cities in the North with the south of Italy.
The waterfall has a curious name “Zompo lo Schioppo” and is located in the Roveto Valley at the border with Lazio. The unusual name of this spectacular waterfall comes from the dialectal word “zompo” that means “water drop”. The waterfall comes down from the Cantari Mountain’s top near the village of Morino. The name is not the only surprising aspect of this natural wonder. The 100 meters altitude makes it so powerful that a wide natural basin has been created at the base of the falls and during the time of maximal flow the pounding is really thunderous.
The Verde natural waterfalls, divided into three consecutive jumps of about 200 meters, are of great scientific importance, both for the position and for the existing microclimate. These are the highest natural waterfalls in the Apennines, second in Italy and among the highest in Europe. They are fed by perennial waters, even if variable in the flow during the year. The waterfalls, located within the Regional Reserve of the same name, are located in a wide canyon, whose rocky walls are covered by dense Mediterranean vegetation.
In the territory of Farindola in the Valle d'Agri there is the Vitello d'Oro waterfall, a spectacular 28 meters high waterfall, one of the most important on the southern slope of the Gran Sasso group. Legend has it that since the dawn of time, to some women intent on drawing water with a basin, near the waterfall, at dawn of St. John's day, appeared a small golden-yellow calf, from which it was taken the name given to the water jump. Note the contrast between the rocky slopes with poor vegetation and the basin that is covered with green trees grown spontaneously.
Rocca di Cambio, 23 km from the capital, is a small mountain town located at the northwestern edge of the Altopiano delle Rocche, in the Sirente-Velino Regional Park. The plateau is guarded by numerous peaks - Monte Rotondo, Monte Cagno, Monte Ocre and Cefalone - all above 2000 meters, which especially in spring and summer are privileged destinations for those who love trekking and walking in the mountains. Rocca di Cambio offers in winter the slopes of Campo Felice, famous throughout the Central Apennines, and to cross-country skiing enthusiasts the tracks of the nearby Piani di Pezza. Wit