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.

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.

After lunch, we will visit the ancient fort of Rocca Calascio, the highest mountain-top forts in the Apennine Mountain Range, at 1460m above sea level.  We will take a leisurely walk up to the fort and enjoy the stunning views of the ranges and visit the Santa Maria della Pietà Church along the way.

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.

Departs
9am (10am from L’Aquila Train or Bus Station)

Returns
Approximately 6pm

Duration
Approximately 9 hours

Price
€200 USD$270 AUD$335
0-3 free of charge 4-15 years old 50% discount

Minimum Number of Participants Required
2 Adults

Accommodation in Abruzzo
Italian Provincial Tours can arrange 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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