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Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga

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Address: Via del Convento 1, 67100 Assergi, Italy
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We drove through the National Park on our way from Santo Stefano di Sessiano to Castelli. We saw very few other vehicles on our way there or back, but we did see hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2015
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Cary, North Carolina

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Cary, North Carolina
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

We drove through the National Park on our way from Santo Stefano di Sessiano to Castelli. We saw very few other vehicles on our way there or back, but we did see hundreds of cows, some of which were on the road. We were glad to have the road to ourselves so that we could slow down and take in... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We did the day hike up to Corne Grande in the Gran Sasso national park (following the cicerone hiking guide book of Abruzzo). Stunning scenery but not an easy hike. You reach 2,900 m and the last couple of a hundred are quite a scramble. But well worth it. It took us 7 hours to do the hike starting at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Beautiful nature. If you love the mountains, the silence, the wilderness, then this is the place to be! Enjoy climbing or just walking in the loneliness

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Highmount, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We love this National Park and visit annually. The drive into the park goes above the tree line and although high into the mountains, you drive along a lovely green rolling plateau dotted with sheep, horses and cows. Many times the animals are in the road. You can hear the cowbells and watch the shepherds with the sheep. Take a... More 

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Northern England
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

really enjoyed the trip there/back and just being there. Flowers were beautiful. Walking is very nice and views are spectacular. Would definitely recommend and it will give you a better perspective of the whole area, which is not all about beaches

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Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

This national park is unique for many reasons...its mountains are big rocks with tons of trails to walk and breathtaking views; medieval beautiful little towns "borghi" as Castel Del Monte, Santo Stefano, Calascio, Assergi, Barisciano; its inhabitants are nice and at hand and food is spectacular ...zaferano, cheeses, lamb, wine... Absolutely beautiful place...Italy at its best!

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Beautiful area, plenty of trails, very peaceful during the time we stayed (June 20-25 2014). The park has plenty of signss around for distances and time it takes to get to peaks and other notable places. Easy to get to from Rome by bus or by car.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

This wild and lovely scenery is reminiscent of Denali National Park in Alaska. Add in countless medieval fortified hilltop villages and plenty of free ranging animals and it makes for an unforgettable experience. Roads are windy, narrow and steep but scenery is absolutely beautiful.

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pescara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Nice walks with different lengths and difficulties are well signposted. You can pick up free maps at one of the many tourist information centres. Medievel villages still seem to be in the Dark Ages... you should stop along your way and explore one of them by walking through and stopping for a coffee to get the "feel" of that "old... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This is a little bit of history stuck up a mountain. Mussolini was imprisoned here for a couple of weeks in 1943 and you can see the room where he stayed before the Germans flew in and rescued him!! We hiked up Corno Grande - perfect weather, so many wild flowers - gentians, pasque flowers etc - and then a... More 

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