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Bosco Sant'Antonio

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Address: Villaggio Sant'Antonio, Pescocostanzo, Italy
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Tiny shop, but huge vistas and great trails

Tucked away in an isolated region of Italy in the southern Alps, the rental shop is hard to spot, but well worth the visit. Trails are lengthy and well-maintained. Proprietors... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2016
Douglas F
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Sandy Spring. Maryland
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Sandy Spring. Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Tucked away in an isolated region of Italy in the southern Alps, the rental shop is hard to spot, but well worth the visit. Trails are lengthy and well-maintained. Proprietors speak very little English, but I spent a marvelous four hours on trails in meadows with views like that below, and in woods with a higher degree of difficulty. Proprietors... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Lovely scenic drive and an easy walk (but take walking shoes) through a lovely tranquil forest. Families picnicking with their children on the way in, horse rides, a small hermitage to visit. Keep driving (about 10 more km) to visit the stunning village of Pescocostanzo.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

A lovely drive, very scenic, very peaceful and tranquil, many animals to see as well as trees and plants...very nice; nice to find a place to stop for a picnic

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We drove from Sulmona to Pescocostanzo, via Bosco Sant' Antonio. An absolutely, gorgeous and unforgettable forest. You will become immersed in the lovely greenery of this forest wonderland. We drove to Pescocostanzo, stopped, walked around and had lunch at I Tre Frati ristorante.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

What a gorgeous little town nestled in the highest mountain top so beautiful and peaceful. We drove through on our way to Naples. We took a slight detour but it was worth it, stop and take it all in. Breathtaking

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

This is an atmospheric area, with some facilities and is great for a picnic in the shade. It makes a good stopping-off place on the way to or from Pescocostanza. There is a touch of the Forest of Fangorn (Lord of the Rings) about the it and children will love the greenery and the space.

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

The woods wery very tranquil, with just the sound of birdsong. Didn't see any bears or wolves though.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

There are two sides on which to ski; the side that is in the "bosco" is NOT FLAT!!, so if you do not know how to cross country ski UPhill or DOWNhill, watch out! The other side, across the road, has just a few ups and downs, the track is long and stretched out. Very quiet and pleasant but not... More 

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