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What to do in the Park in summer

Are you planning your visit to the Park? Here is what you need to know

( Assergi, 01 August 2016 )

The Park's website has been optimized so that it can be visited on your smartphone. View the "Oggi nel Parco"  section to find out the activities planned by local staff.

Click here for the full programme and details on hiking, cultural, musical activities and visits to the Park 

ATTENTION: If you spot a fire, please call the toll-free number:  800861016 (Civil Protection of the Abruzzo Region) or the firefighters: 0862.31187 (L'Aquila headquarters)

Warning: the via ferratas are undergoing maintenance works (click here)

We suggest:

Parco in Fiore ...Iniziative a tema botanico... e non solo
Shared program on botanical themes (and much more) in Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga - Apennine's Floristic Research Center (Barisciano, AQ) DOWNLOAD THE 2017 SUMMER CALENDAR

…moreover, it is possible to visit the Park's Botanical Garden.
Admission is free. For further information: +39 0862 899025

Festival del Gran Sasso 2017 calendar of events along the Apennine's highest mountain slope overlooking L'Aquila's territory.
Over 200 events including cultural, gastronomical, nature and sport activities (in addition to those planned for the youngest) will accompany visitors coming to Gran Sasso in July and August.

Hikes calendar (until August, 6th)

Hikes calendar - Information (until August, 6th)

Discover Gran Sasso: a calendar of 10 activities to discover its territory


Musiche nel Piccolo Tibet -  Concerts in Campo Imperatore, 1600 a.s.l.

Sentieri Sonori d'Abruzzo 2017 - Festival of high-altitude music

Guided visit to Campo Imperatore astronomical observatory

Guided mountain-bike itineraries in Campo Imperatore

Guided hikes from Duca Degli Abruzzi mountain hut

Canoeing on the Tirino river

"Abruzzo Wild" hikes calendar

ABRUZZO Mountain Wild - Spring/summer programme 2017


and much more....(click here)

Click here for the recommended hiking itineraries

Click here for the tourist itineraries

Click here for a tasty gastronomical itinerary

For guided visits and excursions:
- Operators and guides for school groups, groups and tourism
- Mountain guides
- Horse-riding clubs for outings on horseback in the Park
- Speleological guides

  • Church of S. Pietro ad Oratorium (Capestrano). Open every day from 12.00 to 12.45 and from 5.30 to 6.45 pm. Further information: http://www.prolococapestrano.it
  • Castle of Rocca Calascio (Calascio). Every Sunday from July to September: 11.00am-2.00pm, 3.00-6.00 pm. For safety reasons, the tower is closed in case of bad weather. For information please call the association “Nuova Acropoli” (333.990.6989), or visit the website www.nuovaacropoli.it, or its offices in Via Orazio Giuliani, Monday to Friday, 6.00 - 9.00 pm.
  • Fortress of Civitella (Civitella del Tronto). Every day from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. Further information: http://www.fortezzadicivitella.it

If you are looking for an information point, here are the available facilities:

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Tips for hikers

RV PARKING AREA - We remind you that it is forbidden to park your RV out of towns, car parking areas and allowed stop areas.
We suggest you to find in advance a parking area for your RV, in order to avoid forbidden areas and, consequently, fines or legal actions. Click here to view the list of the allowed RV parking areas.

FREE CAMPING - Free camping and bedding down in the Park are forbidden, as well as lighting fires. Anyway, a regulation on camping activities is in force in the Park (you can find it in the section "Ente Parco/Regolamenti in vigore" (Regolamento 6).

According to the regulation, it is possible to stop in some areas around towns. To use those areas you need to ask for an authorization to the Municipalities in charge of each territory.

Do not light fires. If you sight a fire, please call immediately 1515.

DO NOT TOUCH THE WILD ANIMALS - How you should behave in case you find wild animal cubs

For the mountain rescue call 118.
In those areas where it is active, you can call 112 - Europe-wide emergency number


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