The National Park that embraces Gran Sasso, the Montagne Gemelle and Monti della Laga is one of the largest and most spectacular in Italy. Within its boundaries are the rocky peaks of the Two Corni, the solemn upland plain of Campo Imperatore, the forests and the surprising cascades of the Laga chain. In the Park you can see chamois, wolves, deer and golden eagles, admire the bright blossoms of springtime, and discover the Calderone, Europe’s southernmost glacier. Among the traces left by man over thousands of years are Italic necropolises, medieval fortresses, sheep-tracks and villages where time stands still. Hiking through the Park also means discovering local traditions and cuisine.
In a practical format, enriched by 300 of the author's photographs, this guide describes 120 itineraries for exploring the many aspects of the Park, including easy walks suitable for all, more demanding treks, and hiking/mountaineering itineraries. Detailed descriptions of the itineraries are supplemented by technical information (elevation gain, time required, difficulty, trail markings, GPS data) fundamental for planning a hike.
The guide is enriched by 7 maps in the scale of 1:100,000 and a detailed map of the central area of Gran Sasso in the scale of 1:25,000.