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Gran Sasso

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We took the cable car from Fonte Cearreto up to the hotel where Mussolini was held by the Italians and was "rescued" by the Germans. The hotel is faded glory and in need of some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Gran Sasso is the highest peak in the Appenne range of mountains. You can ascend to about 2100m via a gondola to an area that looks like it would be popular with skiers and snowboarders in the winter. Amazingly numerous people seemed to have driven up there so obviously there is road access too. It's a really pleasant spot at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

As a World War 2 History Buff, this is a must see. The weather the day we went were high winds and snow. The cable car was swaying due to the high winds and if you are afraid of heights, this is not the place to visit. We toured the hotel and saw Mussolini's bedroom, office, and bathroom. We were... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

We took the cable car from Fonte Cearreto up to the hotel where Mussolini was held by the Italians and was "rescued" by the Germans. The hotel is faded glory and in need of some TLC but it is still worth a wander round as the history is interesting (quite well documented in English) and you can easily imagine how... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

The Gran Sasso national park offers trails for walking, biking or horse riding. The views are fantastic and it's all so easy to access. We drove to the ski resort of Prati di Tivo and parked near the main square. It was Sunday but most things were open and there were a lot of people there (but not too many!)... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Gran Sasso park is great for hiking and outdoor sports on every level. Only thing thats difficult, is finding information in other languages than italian. The hotel at campo imperatore is a good starting point for many nice hikes, including the 2912 m corno grande

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Very beautiful place, views, trails terking, cycling, fantastic panoramic road from z Castel del Monte to Campo Imperatore - high plateau.

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California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Due to Umbria's status as a guide-book destination, the Monti Sibillini park there is better known. But during many seasons Gran Sasso park in the province of Abruzzo has more flowers in bloom and, almost always, far fewer tourists. Enjoy it all to yourself.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

Visited with friends and did a couple of hikes over 2 days. Amazing plateaus and mountains. Well trodden trails mostly but a good map essential. We were out of season ( End Sept) so mountain cafes were closed. Beautiful scenery, well worth a visit.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

We visited the ski resort on Gran Sasso with family on our visit in April. We took the ski lift to the top, and even though it was spring, people were still skiing, and the snow was abundant. Of course, being tourists, we went in sneakers and trudged through the snow to climb to the very top to ring the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Really enjoyed both the journey to/from Gran Sasso and the experience of walking there. The wild flowers were so beautiful, all in flower at the same time, I feel privileged to have had the good fortune to visit at this time. When thinking to go there I did not envisage the scale or magnificence of the mountains in this region.... More 

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