Borgo Abbandonato, Calascio

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The mountaintop fortress of Borgo Abbandonato is situated in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. At an elevation of 1,460 m (4,790 ft), it's the highest fortress in the Apennines, looking out over the mountains and the Plain of Nevelli. First established as a watchtower in the Roman era and rebuilt as a castle in the tenth century, the fortress makes an appearance in several movies, such as the Richard Donner film "Ladyhawke." Before you head to Calascio, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Calascio trip maker website , to make sure you see all that Calascio has to offer, including Borgo Abbandonato.
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  • At the foot of the rock cake the ruins of the ancient village abandoned for some time. The place radiates a unique charm, the eye wanders to tour of horizon on the vast territory below. The unique atmosphere and great beauty make it a prime destination.
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  • Rocca Calascio, a village perched with a castle well maintained and a certain grandeur, having regard to its position. We reach the square below, parked and we start to climb towards the Castle. Along the way, we meet a church dating back to 600, soon after we arrive to the remains of the Castle, there are very few people, peace that the landscape inspires is truly enjoyable. Better to wear comfortable shoes, there is to walk.
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  • One Sunday morning we decide to depart from Pescara and get an hour by car to visit this castle which we had heard so much and very well .... shame on our arrival we found that during busy times for reasons of traffic safety stops 3 km from rocca. I agree fully with this security measure, but I say, at least put a continuous and frequent shuttle service to reach it, and not a single shuttle from 19 posts that stops the service for lunch break from 13:30 to 14:30; you you you know how to make money from tourism! Unfortunately in our group there was a person unable to do all that way on foot and had to give up the visit, otherwise the alternative would have been to wait an hour and then going out to make a row ending in hopes of returning among the 19 lucky. Too bad ... I would have enjoyed visiting it, now I just have to wait until the next time I'm over there ... mha ...
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