Rocca Calascio’s Winter Treat

Rocca Calascio must be Abruzzo’s most famous & photographed landmark that no matter what time of year still allows one the space to reflect as you take in its incredible 360 panorama.

Its crenelated turrets are particularly good to ramble around in Winter, when the snow & soft low light warms its grey stone bones and Santa Maria della Pietà appears to melt into the Corno Grande in the distance.

Santa Maria della Pietà


To read more about the fort’s history click here  or click here to read about Calascio – The Town With a Fable & La Rocca or how to join a hike with Donkeys from Santo Stefano di Sessanio to Rocca Calascio, click here




Sam Dunham
Author: Sam Dunham

Sam is a very lucky midlife 'mamma' to A who is 11 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance travel and food web content manager and copywriter and EFL teacher - she is the founder of English in the Woods. She is the co-founder of the social enterprises: The Abruzzo Blogger Community and Let's Blog Abruzzo. She is currently writing the book 'Abruzzo: Folk and Food.

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