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 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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