HOLIDAY TOURS

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HALF-DAY TOURS

VGS1A Dipingi... Castelli

Painting at Castelli

Cost per person: 55€
Children from 4-12: €46
Children from 0-3: FREE
HALF-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.00 – Painting at Castelli – This tour will take you to some of the oldest and most traditional ceramic workshops in the centre of the medieval mountain village of Castelli, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Here, for one day, you can take part in the production of traditionally hand-made ceramic artifacts, following each step in the proces and, at the end, painting your own plate.
You will be guided by skilled professional craftsmen, who will introduce you to the five-century-old secrets of the art of ceramics at Castelli.

Duration: 3 hours

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – The lunch menu includes traditional dishes from Castelli and is served in a typical, relaxed and friendly restaurant overlooking the village.
On request we provide tourist coaches or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without driver. Also suitable for the disabled.

 

Cost per person: €55
Children from 4-12: €46
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Guided visit to the ceramic workshop;
– Mini-course in painting ceramic artefacts;
– The manufactured product (not including shipping);
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS2A Ecomuseo delle Acque

The Ecomuseum of Water

Cost per person: 48€
Children 0-3: FREE
HALF-DAY TOUR
Code VGS2A

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START: 09.00 – THE ECOMUSEUM OF THE PARK’S WATER – Walking in the shade of the forest, lulled by the sound of waterfalls and refreshed by the splashes of clear water in the Ruzzo stream is thrilling! This experience brings all our senses in contact with water … you can SMELL it in the air … you can HEAR it flowing by your side during the walk… you can stop and FEEL it … you can SEE and learn about it in all its various shapes and forms … and you can TASTE it in our mini-course for water sommelier!

 

Duration: 4 hours
Accessible to all, including people with disabilities.

 

LUNCH: 13.30 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of the surrounding mountains and is prepared by trained chefs with high quality ingredients, served in a relaxed and friendly location.
On request we can provide tourist coaches or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without driver.

 

Cost per person: €48
Children from 4-12: €48
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Hike with specialised guide;
– Entrance to the ecomuseum;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable shoes and clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS3A Immersi nella Natura - Fondo della Salsa

Immersed in Nature – Fondo della Salsa

Cost per person: 59€
Children from 4-12: €43
Children from 0-3: FREE
HALF-DAY TOUR

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START: 09.00 – FONDO DELLA SALSA – If you love mountains and their ecosystem, this hike will fulfill all your wishes. Throughout the first part of the trail you can enjoy the fragrant undergrowth in a beautiful beech wood. Here you could easily have a chance encounter with some wildlife, like roe deer, wild boar or even an Apennine wolf.
Coming out of the woods, you will find refreshing little pools of water among the rocks. Following the trail further up, you are moving ever closer to the impressive vertical walls of the Monte Camicia. You will find yourself looking up high to take in all its splendour and perhaps you will see some chamois grazing near the top of the ‘Paretone’ … A magnificent sight to fill your eyes and soul alike …

 

Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Easy/Medium
Ascent/Descent: 400 mt – Departure from: Colle Rustico
Minimum age: 7

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of the surrounding mountains and is served in a typical, relaxed and friendly restaurant, overlooking the medieval mountain village of Castelli (famous for its ceramics).

 

On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €59
Children from 4-12: €43
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Hike with official guide;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘ included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS4A Castelli - Museo e botteghe ceramiche

Ceramics: Museum and Workshops at Castelli

Cost per person: 45€
Children from 4-12: €35
Children from 0-3: FREE
HALF-DAY TOUR
Code VGS4A

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Ore 09.00 – This tour takes you to some of the oldest and most traditional workshops in the heart of Castelli, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy. Here, for one day, you can follow each step in the proces of creating a precious ceramic artifact, guided by local master potters, who will tell you all about the five-century-old history of Castellana ceramic art. A visit to the Ceramics Museum and to the church of San Donato with its captivating majolica ceiling will complete your sense of full immersion in local art, history and culture. During the visits included in this tour, of Castelli, its (work)shops, the church of San Donato and the Museum of Ceramics, you will be accompanied by a local guide.

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – The lunch menu reflects the local culinary traditions, and is served in a typical, relaxed and friendly restaurant, looking out over Castelli.

 

On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €45
Children from 4-12: €35
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Guided visit to a ceramics workshop;
– Guided visit to the medieval mountain village of Castelli;
– Guided visit to the church of San Donato;
– Entrance fee and guided visit to the Ceramics Museum of Castelli;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘ included in the fee’..

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS5A Azzinano Murales e Giochi di una volta

Azzinano: Murals and Games of the Past

Cost per person: 42€
Children from 4-12: €28
Children from 0-3: FREE
HALF-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.00: “Games of the Past”: re-live the childhood of times gone by, when fun games were invented with minimal resources and a lot of imagination. Azzinano in summer smells of lavender, which grows everywhere. The lavender shop in the square has all kinds of handicraft products made from and with these fragrant flowers. This is where the tour of the village begins, following the often colourful painted art on many houses. These murals share a common theme: each one depicts a different game of the past. They take you back to a childhood spent in the countryside, with children exploring nature and inventing pastimes with ingenuity and simplicity, and remind you of old and almost forgotten times.

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – This is a classic Abruzzo-style picnic, called SDIJUNO, served on the village green and treating you to local specialities, such as charcoal-roasted bread with various toppings, fried cheese and roasted mutton skewers: a truly pleasant experience.
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €42
Children from 4-12: €28
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Guided visit of the murals in the village of Azzinano;
– Playing children’s games of the past;
– Visit to the local lavender shop;
– Picnic Abruzzo-style, with drinks included;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘ included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS6A Le cascate del Ruzzo

The Ruzzo Waterfalls

Cost per person: 66€
Children from 4-12: €59
Children from 0-3: FREE
HALF-DAY TOUR

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START: 09.30 – The picturesque Ruzzo waterfalls: a pleasant walk, surrounded by nature and the cool of the woods, takes you up to the Ruzzo river.
You will be accompanied by the element of water most of the way, as you follow the trail of gnomes and fairies to reach the picturesque waterfalls. This is a fun, cool and at times … MAGICAL experience!

 

Difficulty: Medium/Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Ascent/Descent: 150 mt.
Distance: 3,5 km.

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant.
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €66
Children from 4-12: €59
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Hike with official guide;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS7A Asinelli e Murales

Donkeys and Murals

Cost per person: 86€
Children from 4-12: €73
Children from 0-3: FREE
HALF-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.00 – Walking with Donkeys … Playing Games of the Past – A slow journey to enjoy nature and local traditions, accompanied by donkeys. These extraordinary animals will take you to the heart of the Sicilian Valley and its old capital: Tossicia. From here you are taken to Azzinano, a village famous for its murals. These murals all share the same theme of Games of the Past, taking you back in time to the children growing up in the countryside, exploring nature and inventing games with imagination and simplicity.

 

Departure from: Tossicia
Difficulty: Medium/Easy
Ascent/Descent: 300 mt.
Distance: 5 km.
Duration: 4 hours

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – This is a classic Abruzzo-style picnic, called SDIJUNO, served on the village green and treating you to local specialities, such as charcoal-roasted bread with various toppings, fried cheese and arrosticini, the typical roasted mutton skewers of Teramo.

 

Cost per person: €86
Children from 4-12: €73
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Specialised guide, walk with donkeys;
– Picnic Abruzzo-style, with drinks included;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

FULL-DAY TOURS

VGS1 Acqua e Carbone

Water and Charcoal

Cost per person: 62€
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.00 – ON THE TRAIL OF THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE – Duration: 4 hours – Accessible to all – Dogs allowed on a lead only – Minimum number of participants: 8 – This trail follows the old tracks of the charcoal burners, through the woods where they worked and lived. Here it is almost as if time has stopped. The village of San Pietro is surrounded by the enormous beech forest of the Gran Sasso Laga Park and is situated at 800 meters above sea level, on the slopes of the highest mountains of the Apennines. It tells the story of the work and life of the charcoal burners, which changed dramatically in the 1960s, when fossil fuels became more important. For centuries, the beech forest was the home of these charcoal burners, who made a living by burning wood for charcoal that people used for heating and cooking.

 

LUNCH: 13.30 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant in the picturesque village of San Pietro.

 

THE NATIONAL PARK WATER ECOMUSEUM: 15.30 – Guided visit, duration: 3 hours – Walking in the shade of the woods, lulled by the sound of waterfalls and refreshed by the splashes of clear water in the Ruzzo stream is thrilling! This experience brings all our senses in contact with water … you can SMELL it in the air … you can HEAR it flowing by your side during the walk… you can stop and FEEL it … you can SEE and learn about it in all its various shapes and forms … and you can TASTE it in our mini water sommelier course. A unique experience!

 

DEPARTURE: 18.30

 

On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €62
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Hike with specialised guide;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Entrance and guided visit to the National Park Water Ecomuseum;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water and a snack. You are required to be punctual at all times. Any food intolerances must be communicated at the time of booking. Payment by bank transfer, or cash at the host facility at the time of booking. This tour can be booked up to 3 days before the the date of the excursion.

VGS2 Benessere in natura con lo Yoga

Wellness in Nature with Yoga

Cost per person: 59€
Children from 4-12: €53
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.00 – YOGA IN NATURE
Connecting with yourself and with nature makes you feel positive and more able to deal with the world around you. For a few hours you will be immersed in nature at the heart of the forest, on tiptoe, and rediscover unique sensations through the practice of yoga, alternating breathing and meditative walks.

 

Duration: 4 hours
Accessible to all
Minimum number of participants: 8

 

LUNCH: 13.30
The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 15.30 – Visit to the village of Isola del Gran Sasso and to the Sanctuary of San Gabriele.
Duration: 3 hours

 

DEPARTURE: 18.30
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €59
Children from 4-12: €53
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Basic yoga course with certified teacher and guided walk;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Guided tour of Isola del Gran Sasso;
– Guided tour of the Sanctuary of San Gabriele;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS3 Ceramista per un giorno

Ceramist For a Day

Cost per person: 66€
Children from 4-12: €59
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.30 – CERAMICS … DIY – Water and clay: two simple elements that take shape. Let yourself go and create an original object with your own hands. You will follow every step in the proces of making a ceramic artifact, from the modeling with your own hands to the firing of your creation in the kiln. Local master potters from Castelli will help and teach you the secrets of this centuries-old art. Afterwards you can take your creation home (shipping costs extra).

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 15.30 – Guided visit to the village of Isola del Gran Sasso and the Sanctuary of San Gabriele (+ Museum)

 

On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €66
Children from 4-12: €59
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Guided tour of the factory;
– Mini-course in clay modeling and creating ceramic objects;
– Manufactured product (shipping excluded);
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;;
– Guided tour of Isola del Gran Sasso;
– Guided tour of the Sanctuary of San Gabriele and entrance to the museum;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS5 I love Castelli

I Love Castelli

Cost per person: 65€
Children from 4-12: €55
Children from 0-3: free
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.00
This tour will take you to some of the oldest and most traditional ceramic workshops in the centre of the medieval mountain village of Castelli, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Here, for one day, you can take part in the production of traditionally hand-made ceramic artifacts, following each step in the proces and, at the end, painting your own plate. You will be guided by skilled professional craftsmen, who will introduce you to the five-century-old secrets of the art of ceramics at Castelli.

 

LUNCH: 13.00
The lunch menu reflects the local culinary traditions, and is served in a typical, relaxed and friendly restaurant, looking out over Castelli.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 16.00 – Visit to the medieval mountain village of Castelli, the church of San Donato with its fascinating majolica ceiling and the interesting Museum of Ceramics.

On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €65
Children from 4-12:€55
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Guided visit to the ceramics workshop;
– Mini-course in decorating a ceramic object;
– The object produced during your visit (NOT including shipping);
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Guided visit to the village of Castelli;
– Guided visit to the church of San Donato;
• Entrance fee and tour guide at the Museum of Ceramics in Castelli;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS6 Isola del Gran Sasso e le sue cascate

Isola del Gran Sasso and its Waterfalls

Cost per person: 73€
Children from 4-12: €66
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.30 – The picturesque Ruzzo waterfalls: a pleasant walk, surrounded by nature and the cool of the woods, takes you up to the Ruzzo river.
You will be accompanied by the element of water most of the way, as you follow the trail of gnomes and fairies to reach the picturesque waterfalls. This is a fun, cool and at times … MAGICAL experience!

 

Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Medium/Easy – Ascent/Descent: 150 mt – Distance: 3,5 km

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 16.00 – Visit to the village of Isola del Gran Sasso and to the Sanctuary of San Gabriele.

 

On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €73
Children from 4-12: €66
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Hike with specialised guide;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Guided visit to Isola del Gran Sasso;
– Guided visit to the Sanctuary of San Gabriele;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water. You

VGS7 Alla scoperta del piccolo popolo del bosco

Discovering the Little People of the Forest

Cost per person: 75€
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.30 – IN THE FOREST OF FAIRIES GUIDED BY ELVES
A journey to discover the wonders of the forest, accompanied by two elves! These very special guides will take you into the forest and enchant you with their fairy tales and old stories, revealing the secrets of the plants and animals of the forest around you.
A new and fun way to get in touch with nature, immersed in the wild of the National Park, which protects the little people who live there, as well as the plants and animals.

 

Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy – Ascent/Descent: 200 mt – Distance: 4 km

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant in the picturesque village of San Pietro.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 16.00 – Visit to the Water Museo and the village of San Pietro –
Walking in the shade of the woods, lulled by the sound of waterfalls and refreshed by the splashes of the clear waters of the Ruzzo river is a unique experience!
A guide will first take you to the Park’s Water Museum, and then to the picturesque village of San Pietro, rich in history and offering wonderful views.

 

On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €75
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Hike with official guide;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;;
– Guided tour of the National Park Water Ecomuseum;
– Guided visit to the village of San Pietro;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water. .

VGS8 Sacro e Profano

Sacred and Profane

Cost per person: 64€
Children from 4-12: €55
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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Code VGS8

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START: 09.00 – FROM MILK … TO CHEESE
A small farm at the foot of Monte Camicia near the village of Castelli, offers you the opportunity to actually make cheese yourself.
The first step is milking the animals at the stables (about 500 meters from the farm, in the adjacent wood), followed by a typical Abruzzo breakfast. Then into the dairy to be guided through every step of processing the milk to the moment when you yourself can make the cheese: caciottine, primo sale and many other delicacies. – Small gift of cheese is offered to all participants.

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Duration: 4 hours

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LUNCH: 13.30 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant with an great view of the village.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 16.00 – Guided visit to Castelli, the Museum of Ceramics and some traditional workshops.

 

On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €64
Children from 4-12: €55
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Guided visit to stables and farm;
– Milk processing in the dairy;
– Small breakfast or snack (Sdijuno abruzzese);
– The cheese produced during the tour (shipping NOT included);
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Guided visit to Castelli and some old ceramic shops;
– Guided tour of the Museum of Ceramics in Castelli;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water. .

VGS9 Trekking notturno e fiabe sotto la Luna

A Fairy Tale Hike by Moonlight

Cost per person: 69€
Children from 4-12: €62
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 15.00 – Visit to the Museum of Ceramics and the village of Castelli. This tour takes you to some of the oldest and most traditional shops in the heart of Castelli, a beautiful medieval mountain village. Here you can admire how ceramic artifacts are created by the expert hands of master potters … This places breathes art and history in every corner.

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BUFFET DINNER: 18.30 – The buffet menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant.

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8.00 pm – Full moon and fairy tales at the Pagliara Castle: In the splendid setting of the old castle ruins, illuminated by moonlight and some old lanterns, you will be transported into the unusual universe of the extraordinary and magical through the reading of selected fairy tales. Surrounded by the splendid amphitheater of the Gran Sasso chain, this unique, sentimental and at times romantic experience will make this evening unforgettable.

 

Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Medium/Easy – Ascent/Descent: 250 mt – Distance: 4 km

 

On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €69
Children from 4-12: €62
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Guided tour of the village of Castelli;
– Guided visit to the cchurch of San Donato;
– Guided tour of the Museum of Ceramics in Castelli;
– Buffet dinner at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;;
– Night hike with official guide (with a lantern for the duration of the outing, to be returned at the end of the excursion);
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water. .

VGS10 Trekking food tra arte e natura

A Hike for Body and Soul

Cost per person: 53€
Children from 4-12: €46
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.00 – HIKE TO THE COLLE DEI CAVATORI – WITH A REWARD

 

Duration: 4 hours – Accessible for all.

 

A FOOD HIKE – This trail is for those who seek an experience in the mountains that is relaxing and satisfies the soul as well as the body … walking in the shade of a beech forest, enjoying the views, perhaps stopping to meditate. On your return, Annibale awaits you at his cabin CAMPO BASE to welcome you with open arms. His warmth, steaming hot and freshly prepared arrosticini (roasted mutton skewers), good wine and many other delicacies, will bring you joy and soothe your body and soul- putting a smile on your face to take home, together with warm and joyful memories of these unforgettable places.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 16.30 – Guided tour of the old village of Castelli, including visiting an old, traditional ceramic workshop and the Museum of Ceramics.
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €53
Children from 4-12: €46
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Hike with official guide;
– Picnic at a mountain cabin, with drinks included;
– Guided tour of the village of Castelli;
– Guided visit to the church of San Donato;
– Visit to the Museum of Ceramics in Castelli;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water. You .

VGS11 Azzinano...Asinelli giochi e Murales

Azzinano…Donkeys, Games and Murals

Cost per person: 89€
Children from 4-12: €76
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.30 – A slow journey on foot to enjoy nature and local traditions, accompanied by donkeys. These extraordinary animals will take you to the heart of the Sicilian Valley and its old capital: Tossicia. From here you are taken to Azzinano, a village famous for its colourful murals. These murals all share the same theme of Games of the Past, taking you back in time to the children growing up in the countryside, exploring nature and inventing games with imagination and simplicity.

 

Difficulty: Medium/Easy – Ascent/Descent: 300 mt – Distance: 5 km

 

LUNCH: 13.30 – Today’s lunch is a classic Abruzzo-style picnic, called SDIJUNO, served on the village green and treating you to local specialities, such as charcoal-roasted bread with various toppings, fried cheese and ‘arrosticini’ (roasted mutton skewers).

 

GAMES OF THE PAST: 16.00 – Go back in time to re-live a childhood in the countryside, when you needed only imagination and simple objects found in nature or around the house to invent games for fun.
Visit the amazing little lavender shop in the square, with lots of hand-made products made with the lavender you find throughout the village.
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €89
Children from 4-12: €76
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Walk with specialised guide, accompanied by donkeys;
– Picnic Abruzzo-style, with drinks included;
– Guided tour of the murals in the village of Azzinano;
– Playing Games of the Past;
– Visit to the local lavender shop;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS12 Un sorso di...Cibo-Arte-Natura

A Taste of … Nature-Food-Art

Cost per person: 59€
Children from 4-12: €53
Children from 0-3: FREE
FULL-DAY TOUR
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START: 09.00 – ECOMUSEUM OF THE PARK’S WATER
Walking in the shade of the forest, lulled by the sound of waterfalls and refreshed by the splashes of clear water in the Ruzzo stream is thrilling! This experience brings all our senses in contact with water … you can SMELL it in the air … you can HEAR it flowing by your side during the walk… you can stop and FEEL it … you can SEE and learn about it in all its various shapes and forms … and you can TASTE it in our mini-course for water sommelier!

 

Duration: 4 hours
Accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities

 

LUNCH: 13.30 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 15.30 – Duration: 3 hours – Visit to the medieval village of Isola del Gran Sasso and the Sanctuary of San Gabriele dell’Addolorata.

 

DEPARTURE: 18.30
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €59
Children from 4-12: €53
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– Hike with specialised guide;
– Entrance fee of the Park’s Water Museum;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Guided tour of Isola del Gran Sasso;
– Guided visit to the Sanctuary of San Gabriele;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

WEEKEND TOURS

VGS1N Castelli e i suoi segreti

Games, Murals and Ceramics

Cost per person: 176€
Children from 4-12: €93
Children from 0-3: FREE
WEEKEND TOUR
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DAY 1
Arrival in B&B: 4.30

 

GAMES OF THE PAST: 16.00 – Guided tour of the murals of Azzinano: Go back in time to re-live a childhood in the countryside, when you needed only imagination and simple objects found in nature or around the house to invent games for fun.
Visit to the lovely little lavender shop in the square, with lots of hand-made products made with the lavender you find throughout the village.

 

DINNER: 20.00 – The menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant with a wonderful view of the village.

 

Overnight stay in B&B

 

DAY 2
– Breakfast in B&B
DEPARTURE: 09.30 – NATURE-FOOD-ART HIKE TO THE COLLE DEI CAVATORI

 

Duration: 4 hours
Accessible to all
Included: specialised guide (AIGAE)

This trail is for those who seek an experience in the mountains that is relaxing and satisfies the soul as well as the body … walking in the shade of a beech forest, enjoying the views, perhaps stopping to meditate. On your return, Annibale awaits you at his cabin CAMPO BASE to welcome you with open arms. His warmth, steaming hot and freshly prepared arrosticini (roasted mutton skewers), good wine and many other delicacies, will bring you joy and soothe your body and soul- putting a smile on your face to take home, together with warm and joyful memories of these unforgettable places.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 16.00 – Guided visit to the medieval mountain village of Castelli, to one of the many old traditional ceramic workshops, and to the Museum of Ceramics.

 

DEPARTURE: 18.00
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €176
Children from 4-12: €93
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– DAY 1: Guided tour of the murals in Azzinano;
– Visit to the lavender shop;
– Partecipating in the ‘Games of the Past’;
– Dinner at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Overnight stay at the B&B;
– DAY 2: Breakfast at the B&B;
– Hike with specialised guide;
– Picnic at a mountain cabin, with drinks included;
– Guided tour of the village of Castelli;
– Guided visit to the church of San Donato;
– Visit to the craft shops of Castelli;
– Entrance fee and Guided tour of the Museum of Ceramics in Castelli;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS1NN Weekend nella Valle siciliana

The Sicilian Valley… a Mountain Experience

Cost per person: 321€
Children from 4-12: €182
Children from 0-3: FREE
WEEKEND TOUR
Promoted by Mamma dove mi porti?

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DAY 1: Castelli
Arrival: 14.30 at the B&B
START: 15.30

 

PAINT YOUR OWN PLATE
This tour will take you to some of the oldest and most traditional ceramic workshops at the heart of the medieval mountain village of Castelli, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Here you can see how hand-made ceramic artifacts are produced by expert master potters and at the end, you can paint your own plate guided by local professionals, who will introduce you to the five-century-old secrets of the art of ceramics at Castelli.

 

DINNER: 20.00 – The menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant.
Return to the B&B.

 

DAY 2: Isola del Gran Sasso d’Italia
– Breakfast at the B&B
START: 09.00

 

ECOMUSEUM OF THE PARK’S WATER

Walking in the shade of the forest, lulled by the sound of waterfalls and refreshed by the splashes of clear water in the Ruzzo river is thrilling! In this tour all your senses will experience water, each in a differnt way … you can SMELL it in the air … you can HEAR it flowing by your side during the walk… you can stop and FEEL it … you can SEE and learn about it in all its various shapes and forms … and you can TASTE it in our mini-course for water sommelier!

 

LUNCH: 13.00 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a restaurant with a breathtaking view.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 16.00 – Guided visit to the medieval village of Isola del Gran Sasso and the Sanctuary of San Gabriele dell’Addolorata.

 

DINNER: 20.00 – The menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant.
Return to the B&B.

 

DAY 3 Azzinano
– Breakfast at the B&B
GUIDED TOUR: 09.00 – Guided tour of the unique murals of Azzinano, and the lavender craft shop. Remember your childhood and participate in the ‘Games of the Past’, with locals recreating the games and showing you how they are played. A fun way to re-live the past!

 

LUNCH: 13.00
Today’s lunch is a classic Abruzzo-style picnic, called SDIJUNO, served on the village green and treating you to local specialities, such as charcoal-roasted bread with various toppings, fried cheese and ‘arrosticini’ (roasted mutton skewers).

 

DEPARTURE: 15.00
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €321
Children from 4-12: €182
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– DAY 1 – Guided visit to a ceramic workshop;
– Mini-course in painting a ceramic object;
– The object produced to take home (not including shipping);
– Dinner at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Overnight stay in hotel or B&B;
– DAY 2 – Breakfast at the hotel or B&B;
– Entrance fee and guided visit to the Ecomuseum of the Park’s Water;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Guided tour of the village of Isola del Gran Sasso;
– Dinner at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Overnight stay in hotel or B&B;
– DAY 3 – Breakfast at the hotel or B&B;
– Guided tour of the murals of Azzinano;
– Visit to the lavender shop;
– Partecipating in the Games of the Past;
– Picnic Abruzzo-style, with drinks included;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS2N Sotto la luna di Castelli

The Old Pagliara Castle by Moonlight

Cost per person: 171€
Children from 4-12: €130
Children from 0-3: FREE
WEEKEND TOUR
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DAY 1
Arrival at B&B: 14.00
START: 15.00 – Guided tour of the medieval mountain village Castelli, famous for its ceramics, including a visit to the local craft shops and the Museum of Ceramics.

 

This tour introduces you to one of the oldest and noblest arts in Abruzzo, at the heart of the spectacularly situated medieval mountain village of Castelli. Here you can see how ceramic artifacts are made, still in the traditional way, by the expert hands of local master potters. This place is immersed in art and history, a surprise in every little corner.

 

DINNER: 18.30 – A buffet dinner that reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains, prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients, and served in a relaxed family-run restaurant.

 

FAIRY TALE HIKE BY MOONLIGHT: 20.00 – start hike
Full moon and fairy tales at the foot of the old Pagliara Castle – In the splendid setting of the old castle ruins, illuminated by moonlight and some old lanterns, you will be transported into the unusual universe of the extraordinary and magical through the reading of selected fairy tales. Surrounded by the impressive amphitheater of the Gran Sasso chain, this unique, sentimental and at times romantic experience will make this evening unforgettable.

 

Difficulty: Medium/Easy
Ascent/Descent: 250 mt
Distance: 4 km

Duration: 2-3 hours + visit to the castle remains

 

Return to the B&B: 23.00

 

DAY 2
– Breakfast at the B&B;
GUIDED TOUR: 09.30 – GAMES OF THE PAST, a guided tour of the unique and colourful murals of Azzinano. Go back in time to re-live a childhood in the countryside, when you needed only imagination and simple objects found in nature or around the house to invent games for fun.
Visit to the lovely little lavender crafts shop in the square, with lots of hand-made products made with the lavender you find throughout the village.

 

LUNCH: 13.30 – Today’s lunch is a classic Abruzzo-style picnic, called SDIJUNO, served on the village green and treating you to local specialities, such as charcoal-roasted bread with various toppings, fried cheese and ‘arrosticini’ (roasted mutton skewers).

 

GUIDED TOUR: 16.00 – Guided vivit to the medieval village of Isola del Gran Sasso and the Sanctuary of San Gabriele.

 

DEPARTURE: 18.00
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €171
Children from 4-12: €130
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– DAY 1: Guided tour of Castelli;
– Visit to the crafts shops in the village;
– Entrance fee + Guided tour of the Museum of Ceramics in Castelli;
– Buffet dinner at a restaurant nearby, with drinks included;
– Night hike with official guide (including a lantern for the duration of the outing, to be returned at the end of the excursion;
– Overnight stay at a hotel or B&B;
– DAY 2: Breakfast at the hotel or B&B;
– Guided tour of the murals in Azzinano;
– Partecipating in the Games of the Past;
– Visit to the lavender crafts shop;
– Picnic Abruzzo-style, with drinks included;
– Guided tour of the village of Isola del Gran sasso and the Sanctuary ofSan Gabriele;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

VGS3N Ceramiche e Murales

Impressions of the Sicilian Valley

Cost per person: 191€
Children from 4-12: €121
Children from 0-3: FREE
WEEKEND TOUR
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DAY 1: Castelli
Arrival at hotel or B&B: 14.30
START: 15.30

 

I LOVE CASTELLI – This tour will take you to some of the oldest and most traditional ceramic workshops in the centre of the spectacularly situated medieval mountain village of Castelli. Here, for one day, you can take part in the production of traditionally hand-made ceramic artifacts, following each step in the proces and, at the end, painting your own plate. You will be guided by skilled craftsmen, who will introduce you to the five-century-old secrets of the art of ceramics at Castelli.

 

DINNER: 19.30 – The menu includes traditional local dishes, served in a typical, relaxed and friendly restaurant with a view of the village.

 

Overnight stay in hotel or B&B

 

DAY 2: San Pietro
– Breakfast at the hotel or B&B
GUIDED WALK: 09.00 – TRAIL OF THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE

 

This trail follows the old tracks of the charcoal burners, through the woods where they worked and lived. Retracing their steps, it is almost as if time has stopped in these places.

 

Duration: 4 hours
Accessible to all

Dogs allowed on a lead only

 

LUNCH: 13.30 – The lunch menu reflects the culinary traditions of our mountains and is prepared by local chefs using top quality ingredients; served in a relaxed and friendly restaurant in the picturesque village of San Pietro.

 

GUIDED TOUR: 15.30 – Guided visit to the ECOMUSEUM OF THE PARK’S WATER – 3 hours.
Walking in the shade of the forest, lulled by the sound of waterfalls and refreshed by the splashes of clear water in the Ruzzo river is thrilling! This experience brings all our senses in contact with water … you can SMELL it in the air … you can HEAR it flowing by your side during the walk… you can stop and FEEL it … you can SEE and learn about it in all its various shapes and forms … and you can TASTE it in our mini-course for water sommelier!

 

DEPARTURE: 18.30
On request we can provide a tourist coach or you can rent a 9-seater bus, with or without a driver.

 

Cost per person: €191
Children from 4-12: €121
Children from 0-3: free

 

Included in the fee:
– DAY 1: Guided visit to the ceramic workshop;
– Mini-course in painting a ceramic object;
– Object produced to take home (not including shipping)
– Dinner at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Overnight stay at the hotel or B&B;
– GIORNO 2: Breakfast at the hotel or B&B;
– Hike with specialised guide on the Trail of the Charcoal People;
– Lunch at a nearby restaurant, with drinks included;
– Entrance fee and guided tour of the Park’s Water Museum;
– Insurance.

 

NOT included in the fee: all services not specifically stated under ‘included in the fee’.

 

*You are advised to wear suitable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

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