Piano Roseto Crognaleto – Hot Camp Spot

Crognaleto Piano Roseto

Camping in Abruzzo can mean pitching on a campsite or finding an area of parkland where the view is wild; Piano Roseto Crognaleto is one such pitch with a view, you don’t need special permission or a permit but you have to put up with the fact that you won’t get showers etc provided, although there’s always the animal water troughs if you get desperate.

The Piano Roseto Crognaleto plateau is hugely popular for the Shepherd’s Fair (Fiera della pastorizia) that has been held there since 1858 at the beginning of July, and where the area’s transumanza (sheep migration) began.  From being an area where you will barely see a soul and where I’d love to pitch a tent for the night, it for one night becomes packed with both tents and camper vans such is the draw of a free-style night under the stars with the greatest views of the Gran Sasso & Monti della Lagi range up at 1258 masl  with a Thelma & Louise feel.  Walk through woods filled with Cornelian Cherry (Crognaleto in dialect) or take a look at the Swabian Rocco Roseto or drive down the mountain and try a few of our favourite restaurants Locanda del Cervo, Taverna 7F, Locanda Valentina.


Sam Dunham
Author: Sam Dunham

Sam is a very lucky midlife 'mamma' to A who is 12 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance SEO food and travel copywriter and EFL teacher. She is the founder of the Life In Abruzzo Cultural Association, co-founder of Let's Blog Abruzzo. she is the founder of the 'English in the Woods' initiative, teaching English outdoors in a forest style school.

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