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Rocca Calascio

67020 Calascio, Province of L'Aquila, Italy

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About Rocca Calascio

Rocca Calascio was initially built as a watchtower in the 10th century or earlier, the fortress developed in size and complexity over a period of time, particularly in the 14th century under Leonello de Acclozemora, and subsequently the Medici family in the late 16th century. Built of stone and masonry exclusively for military purposes and intended only to accommodate troops and never as a residence for nobles, the fortress overlooks the Plain of Navelli at one of the highest points in the ancie



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Cima di Monte Bolza6.07km from Rocca Calascio

The Cima di Monte Bolza is a mountain of the Gran Sasso d'Italia in the Apennines. It is the highest and eastern tip of a ridge with two peaks, the Cima di Monte Bolza and the Monte Bolza, this is the western tip of the ridge two kilometers away.  This mountain with two peaks lies alone in the south of the high plateau Campo Imperatore. The peaks are climbed a lot as they offer a magnificent view of the Corno Grande, the highest peak of the Gran Sasso, up close.

Oratory of San Pellegrino9.83km from Rocca Calascio

Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L’Aquila. It was probably commissioned by Abbott Teodino in 1263 – as attested by the inscription on the back wall of the structure – and was dedicated to martyr Saint Peregrine.  This Romanesque-style building actually has inner walls covered in wonderful frescoes, considered amongst the most representative of Medieval Gothic style, at par with the ones in the nearby church of Santa Maria ad C

Lago Sinizzo10.17km from Rocca Calascio

The Sinizzo Lake is a small lake , located in Abruzzo , in the province , within the territory of the municipality of San Demetrio ne 'Vestini , just outside the village of the country. Together with the Lakes of Bagno and Lake Vetoio , they represent the largest bodies of water in the Aterno Valley . Frequent destination of L'Aquila vacationers and tourists at the weekend thanks to the pleasant environment surrounded by grassy banks, woods and willows and equipped for the bivouac.

Valle dell'Aterno10.69km from Rocca Calascio

The valley of the Aterno identifies the valley, located in the northern part of the province of L'Aquila, in Abruzzo, largely coinciding with the hydrographic basin of the Aterno river, that is, it runs from its source, located in the Monti dell ' massif. Alto Aterno in the territory of Montereale, until it enters the Pescara river near Popoli.  One of the good trekking destination and also you can spend some nice time here.

Campo Imperatore11.26km from Rocca Calascio

Campo Imperatore is a mountain grassland or a large plateau at over 1,500m above sea level. It is about 30km long and just under 10km wide and is overlooked by the tallest peak of the Gran Sasso National Park, the Corno Grande. The area is most popular for its winter skiing, though it’s lovely to walk or drive here during the warmer months.

Monte Brancastello13.76km from Rocca Calascio

The Monte Brancastello is a mountain in the Italian region of Abruzzo. The mountain is located in the eastern part of the Gran Sasso mountain range. West of the summit is the mountain pass Vado di Corno, which separates the Corno Grande.  From the Campo Imperatore, the top can be reached in three hours. The first part of the route takes you on a gravel path to Vado di Corno. From this pass, a four-kilometer trail goes over the ridge to the top.

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Most of the region is mountainous or hilly. The few small coastal harbours have little economic importance for fishing or commerce. One of the famous greenish areas in Italy are here.