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Italy Gentle Giant

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A taste of Tibetan landscape on this vast and unspoiled plateau situated at 1800 meters above sea level, at the end of it the Gran Sasso peak towering at 2.912 m, all of this at just a couple of hours driving from Rome. One of the best natural landscapes Italy has to offer, this national park was the legendary location of many spaghetti western.

Photography Tips

Every season it turns to a total different place. Explore the area, it has different easy climbing hills that overlook the area, one nice canyon, 3 cool ancient villages where to sleep, the castle of Rocca Calascio where the movie ladyhawke was staged, 2 huts residue of some spaghetti western movie sets which have been later converted into butcher shops where to buy and BBQ on place.

Travel Information

Get a car, the drives around the national park are to panoramic not to be driven, from Rome get the Highway A24 to Assergi then follow for Campo Imperatore, anyhow L'Aquila is the main city you must reach if you travel by train.
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 07:13 - 17:25 | current local time: 12:51
Photo Themes Field Hills Mountain Lake Mountains National Park Natural Landscape Panoramic View plateau sky
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