Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga, 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 2,912 metres 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..Situated below the peak of the Corno Grande is the Calderone glacier, until 2009 the southernmost known glacier in Europe; deglaciation has significantly reduced the glacier's size. Glaciologists now question whether the glacier will survive past 2020.
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  • That great day. Reaching the Summit is a unique experience. The view extends from the sea to the North East to the Group Velino-Sirente up into the mountains of ABRUZZO NP Southwest. The effort made is surely well rewarded.
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  • The Dalai Lama was once in this area because it reminded him of his home in Tibet, he was moved to tears. This is a wonderful area that should remain so.
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  • One of the highest mountains, beautiful and massive of Italy. Belongs to the Apennines abbruzzese, and is up almost 3000 metres above sea level.
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  • I climbed to the top 5 or 6 times in the last twenty years Western ... every time a unique experience with breathtaking ... natural paradise for everyone ... the only drawback the lack of organization from the perspective of the ramparts (Felicia)
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  • Get on the Gran Sasso is a must if you visit the national park or Abruzzo.
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  • Among the most beautiful national parks in Italy! Fantastic landscapes, one of the places where some relax in peace and quiet. Paradise!
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  • One of the most beautiful national parks and interesting from the point of view of landscape and nature. Anyone who wants to visit it is requested to do so in the most absolute respect of places.
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  • fantastic location in the heart of Italy with landscapes, not to be missed.
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