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Weekend in Castel del Monte

In this holiday, you will discover one of the most attractive Italian mountain villages on the Gran Sasso Mountain: Castel Del Monte will surprise you thanks to its panoramas and its tiny streets, that will let you enjoy the historical and artistic heritage of this site. At a short distance you will be able to visit other two medieval jewels of Abruzzo: Rocca Calascio, with its 14th century ruins, and Santo Stefano of Sessanio, one of the most beautiful Italian mountain villages.

If you love nature, don’t miss the excursion to the amazing Caves of Stiffe: more than 700 meters of rocks for exploring and for going trekking on Gran Sasso mountains; moreover, in the winter time you can take part to exciting cross-country skiing competitions and nice walks with snowshoes in Campo Imperatore altiplane. This is the perfect offer for mountain and trekking lovers who want mix art, culture and activity holiday.

The journey includes: Cultural Tours

Day 1

• H 8:30 Arrival to Castel Del Monte and accommodation in B&B.
• H 10:30 Guided tour in the old village centre, through ancient walls, magnificient buildings and ancient churches. Moreover, a visit of the City Museum of Material Culture is very interesting.
• H 12:30 Lunch: free time.
• H 15:00 Transfer to Campo Imperatore, visit to the Botanical Garden and trekking to the Rifugio Duca degli Abruzzi. In the winter time, cross-country skiing and nice walks with snowshoes are possible.
• H 18.30 Return to the B&B.
• H 19.30 Traditional dinner and overnight.

Day 2

• H 8:00 Breakfast.
• H 9:00 Transfer to Rocca Calascio and visit to the suggestive 10th century castles at an altitude ofalmost 1,500 metres, to enjoy a breath-taking panorama.
• H 12:30 Lunch: free time.
• H 15:00 Transfer to Santo Stefano of Sessanio and visit to the ancient mountain villages, characterized by a magical and timeless atmosphere.
• H 18:00 Return to the B&B.
• H 19:30 Traditional dinner and overnight.

Day 3

• H 8:00 Breakfast.
• H 9:00 Transfer to the Caves of Stiffe, where water and rock mix together to generate one of the most fascinating nature site in Abruzzo. You will enjoy stalactites and stalagmites, an underground river and a surprising waterfall.
• H 12:30 Lunch: Free time.
• H 15:00 Departure.

End of journey
Minimum number of participants: 5 persons
Price includes
•   2 overnight in B&B Half Board
•   Guided tour in Castel del Monte
•   Excursion and trekking in Campo Imperatore
•   Ticket for the Caves
Price not includes
•   Transfers
•   Beverages during meals
•   Everything not clearly indicated in “The price includes”
Travel time
3 Days and 2 nights
Your guide
Tour guide
We suggest to bring
•   Comfortable clothes and shoes, camera
Book now at € 160 per head