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The castle Rocca Calascio Abruzzo

Rocca Calascio is a fortress located in Abruzzo, in the province of L' Aquila, inside the National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, at an altitude of 1.460 meters above sea level. The town is well known for the presence of the fortress, one of the highest of Italy, and for the ancient village below, uninhabited until a few years ago and now refurbished with the creation of a small hotel with restaurant. Of course, thanks to its wonderful location, from the village you can admire sublime views. The castle of Rocca Calascio was the natural set of many successful movies, including the compelling "Lady Hawke", "The Name of the Rose" and "Padre Pio". (more…)

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Mountains in Abruzzo – National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga

Gran Sasso d'Italia is a mountain located in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. The Gran Sasso forms the centrepiece of the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park which was established in 1993 and holds the highest mountains in continental Italy south of the Alps and is part of the Apennines, the mountain range that runs the entire length of the Italian Peninsula. (more…)

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