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Lonely Planet about: Abruzzo National Park, Italy PDF Print E-mail
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Barely two hours from Rome, these granite peaks and beechwood forests rarely make it onto most people’s Italy must-see lists.But they should: this is northern Italy at its most medieval, a mountain wilderness that is the last remaining home of the endangered Marsican brown bear as well as wild lynx, Appenine wolves and royal eagles. More than 150 tratturi (sheep tracks) wind through valleys and meadows filled with forget-me-nots, the untamed natural beauty broken up by a scattering of hilltop villages. This is unparalleled hiking country, with even short walks offering stupendous views. The main town is Pescasseroli, an attractive jumble of pink stone houses nestled in a valley and flanked by white-tipped peaks.


Published at Lonely Planet, 4 May 2011