Albergo Villino Quintiliani
Viale Santa Lucia,1, Pescasseroli, 67032, Italy
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Abruzzo Mountains in May
A view of the surrounding countryside
Start of path to Opi
View at peak
Travel Tips for Pescasseroli
Commune of Pescasseroli
The village is fairly small with about 1500 inhabitant and and 35 tourists when we were there in June. Apparently the numbers swell in August when the italians from the city of Rome come to the cooler mountains here. So its not easy to get lost here - the old town is on the right hand side ..but just in case here's the town map ;-)
Hike to the castel
There are castle ruins just above the town - reached by a pleasand short hike - enough in the heat anyway! I just enjoyed sitting up here - getting the best view over the town and the surrounding hills.
For more info on this and the views see the off the beaten path section.
Pack a Map
Rucksack for picnic lunch and water bottles Good hiking shoes or trainers for lower paths
Rain wear if you are in the hills about 3pm when it thunders! Sun block and hat Plenty of memory cards for the digital :-))
(I have my reputation to think of ;-) ) Invest in a map indicating the trails in the area and the time needed. We were given one by our tour company and was invaluable - they are available in the local shops too.
Info boards are available at the entrance to the park regions - see sports tip - but they don't fit in your rucksack!
Region B is up near the ski - lift end of town - near our Hotel and this board was for region C - where we started the hike to Monte Tranquillo and the sanctuary.
Path to Santuario di Monte Tranquillo IV
Well we decided to save our picnic for later so we carried on the C3 path - marked with red paint markings. The path was quite narrow and stony in places, had wet mushy leaves from the trees, whose roots had to be negotiated It ws obvious that cattle had passed this way too :-S We were glad that after about 1.2km of this the path joined a grassy meadow.
Acres of space all to yourself
Its easy to get off the beaten path is Pescasseroli - just any of the footpaths out of town.
Try get a map from the Tourist Infomation centre in the town and plan a few routes.
A paticular favourite route was along paths B1, R6 and B2 a hard slog at times but just look at that view!
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