Hiking Tour – Santo Stefano di Sessanio > Rocca Calascio

Day tour Description

In the morning, we will arrive at Santo Stefano di Sessanio, voted one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.  We will visit the artisan stores, selling local produce, such as saffron, lentils and cheese.  And crafts, such as lace made using the traditional bobbin and pin technique, woollen garments dyed using natural products such as camomile and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes.

We will then begin our hike to the ancient fort of Rocca Calascio, the highest mountain-top forts in the Apennine Mountain Range, at 1460m above sea level.  We make an easy hike to the fort and enjoy the stunning views of the ranges and visit the Santa Maria della Pietà Church along the way.

For lunch, we will dine in a charming restaurant, housed in a restored medieval building.  Here, they serve rustic Abruzzese cuisine made with local specialties such as saffron, pecorino, lentils and lamb.

Inclusions  
Private tour with English speaking tour leader, private transport, refreshments, lunch with local wine and drinks, entrance fees and gratitudes.

Pick-up
From L’Aquila Train or Bus Station, Sulmona Bus or Train Station, from your accommodation or location within the areas of Loreto Aprutino, Pescara, Montesilvano, Francavilla al Mare, Chieti, or anywhere within the province of Pescara.  If your location is not listed, place contact us to see if we can provide pickup.

Important Information
This is an Easy hike. The ground is rocky and uneven.

Requirements
A good level of health and fitness is required and sturdy walking shoes.

Inclusions
Private Tour, English Speaking tour leader, private transport, refreshments, lunch with local wines.

Pickup
From your accommodation within the areas of Loreto Aprutino, Pescara, Montesilvano, Francavilla al Mare, Chieti, or anywhere within the province of Pescara.  If your location is not listed, place contact us to see if we can provide pickup.

Departs
7:30am

Returns
Approximately 6pm

Duration
Approximately 10.5 hours

*Option A
Leave from Calascio by car, without hiking 2 hrs back to Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Departs
7:30am

Returns
Approximately 4pm

Duration
Approximately 8.5 hours

Price
€225 USD$300 AUD$375
0-3yrs Free of Charge 4-15yrs 50% discount

Minimum Number of Participants Required
2 Adults

Accommodation in Abruzzo
Italian Provincial Tours can provide accommodation for those who purchase Day Tours.  Be it a 4 star Castel Hotel, a B&B, a farmhouse, or a self-conditioned house in the historical centre, we can find the perfect accommodation to suit you.

We recommend staying in the charming village of Loreto Aprutino, and offer a free walking tour of the village for anyone who is staying overnight in Loreto Aprutino and books a tour with Italian Provincial Tours.

Public Transport
For information about public transport within Abruzzo, see the links below, or please contact Italian Provincial Tours.
www.prontobusitalia.it
www.tuabruzzo.it
www.trenitalia.it

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