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Rocca Calascio, Calascio
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
The mountaintop fortress of Rocca Calascio 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 builder, to make sure you see all that Calascio has to offer, including Rocca Calascio.
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In gita con amici ho finalmente avuto la possibilita' di visitare la Rocca e ammirare la Chiesa di S.Maria della pieta'. Poca strada a piedi ma ne e' valsa la pena. Tramonti fotografici mozzafiato.On outings with friends I finally got a chance to visit the rock and the Church of Santa Maria della pieta. Short walk way but worth it. Stunning photo sunsets.show original
Bello il percorso da compiere per salire, e una volta in cima la rocca non delude, e nemmeno il paesagigo. L'ingresso è gratuito e si è accompagnati da una guida. Bello.Nice the road ahead to go up, and once at the top of the rock does not disappoint, nor paesagigo. Admission is free and you are accompanied by a guide. Nice.show original
Con una brevissima escursione a piedi si sale a Rocca Calascio e non si può non rimanere incantati davanti al panorama che si apre a 360 gradi. In una giornata di cielo terso, la vista è davvero mozza... read more »With a short hike uphill to Rocca Calascio and you cannot fail to be enchanted in front of the panorama that opens up to 360 degrees. On a day of clear skies, the view is breathtaking! Not to be missed.show original
One of our exclusions with Amazing Abruzzo Tours, and a must see if you're in the Abruzzo region. We visited beginning of June on a beautiful sunny day. surprisingly few visitors...maybe a dozen and no admission. At 5000 feet it was about 18 degrees. On a clear day you'll see half way to Rome....which is why it's there. Standing there you can't imagine how they got the materials there to build it and the will to stay there and man the Fort. Just below is a small village that looks and feels like it's right out of a Harry Potter movie.
Giuseppe dedominicisGorgeous and quaint but a little left to ... from the village up to on a top ... carte village crumbling cakes bins filled ground lights. I mean poor care of this lovely placeshow original
Flo RomancaThe photos don't do it justice. Maybe if we made more touristy would be attacked and defaced. I think it should remain as it is now. www.floromanca.eushow original
TCB MotociclistiHalf of the tours by motorbike. With visit to the town of Calascio. Aperitif at the bar. Climb up to the Castle. Lunch in the restaurant alleging la Rocca. In any case it remains a wonderful day visiting Rocca Calascio. [by tcbmotociclisti.eu]show original
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