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Itinerary no. 1

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  • Departure: Bussi sul Tirino (Bussi sul Tirino)
  • Arrival: Contrada, Ofena (Ofena)
  • Length: 26.84 km
  • Involved Municipalities: Ofena, Bussi sul Tirino

The departure point is the village by the entrance of the valley:  Bussi sul Tirino (PE). Fish farming, especially of trouts and freshwater crayfishes, is still a lively activity.
Northwards one goes towards Capestrano (AQ), where it is worth visiting the Castle and the San Giovanni Church. Just before reaching the built-up area of Capestrano, near the river Tirino, hidden by the trees, it rises the S. Pietro ad oratorium Church, a small temple of history and art. Capestrano's slopes, as well as the hills around it, are cultivated with vineyards: Montepulciano, Trebbiano, Pecorino and Passerina are this zone's main vineyards.

Uva passerina
Uva passerina
(photo by Archivio Ente Parco)
 

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Itinerary options: going on from Contrada Scarafano to Brittoli, the route joins Carpineto della Nora PE with the itinerary no. 10 "I Trappeti delle Abbazie"

(photo by Archivio Ente Parco)
 
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