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Gran Sasso d'Italia, Abruzzo

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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. Teramo and L'Aquila are the nearest cities to the Gran Sasso, while Assergi, at the base of the mountain, is the nearest village; Rome is by road.GeographyThe three main summits of the Gran Sasso are Corno Grande (shown here), which at 2,912m is the highest peak in the Apennines, nearby Corno Piccolo and Pizzo Intermesoli, which is separated from the other two peaks by Val Maone, a deep valley. Corno Grande and Corno Piccolo's ash coloration come from their limestone and dolomite composition. The peaks are snow-covered for much of the year though the snow cover appears to be less each decade. Corno Piccolo is referred to as, "The Sleeping Giant". This is due to the appearance of a profile of a reclined face. This view of Corno Piccolo is evident when viewing the mountain from Pietracamela, a small town near Prati di Tivo, on the north side of the mountain. Corno Grande and Corno Piccolo with their rough vertical walls provide serious rock climbers with challenges..
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  • August 18, 2017
    Every few months I tried again in the "climb" of the Gran Sasso mountain bike, this time starting from Poggio Cancelli (Lago di Campotosto) through Passo delle Capannelle. Colors, smells, indescribable sensations in living these spectacular environments. Every now and then you find some goodies like the Church of San Pietro della Jenca and the Church of San Vincenzo.
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  • August 8, 2017
    How lucky you've found Leonardo to Prati di Tivo to take the bridleways of the GranSasso until it touches the foundations of the Massif. Lucky enough to walk the trail with his friend horse and admire and breathe the thousand scents in the woods of beech and silver fir is a great opportunity. Places to be valued for their beauty. Thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication.
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  • August 7, 2017
    We set off from campo imperatore and taking the direct route we greetings on the Corno Grande, every moment you turned around toward the Valley and the other mountains was a postcard. Excellent temperature during the summer season. Exciting
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