Abruzzo's National Parks

Abruzzo is famous for its pristine environment. Home to three national parks, 35% of its total land area is protected, making it one the greenest places in Europe. On this 7-day tour, experience some of the best of Abruzzo with energizing walks through three national parks, a natural reserve, and picturesque mountain villages, and favorite flavors of the region.


Abruzzo's National Parks

Dates & Pricing

DATES (7 days)

May 19-25, 2024 | September 1-7, 2024

For other dates, info and availability please contact us.



Per person in double occupancy: from $3,590 (from $3,690 in 2025)


Single Supplement: $690


For travel in 2021 and beyond, your tour is carbon neutral! In addition, we donate more than 1% of your trip price to food-literacy and environmental non-profits that share our values. (Details here)

Tour Highlights

  • Explorations of the three famed national parks of Abruzzo (National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise; National Park of Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga; and National Park of Majella) and one state reserve (Natural Reserve of Orfento Valley)
  • Visits or stays at four of the Borghi più belli d’Italia (Most Beautiful Villages of Italy): Scanno; Caramanico Terme, Santo Stefano di Sessanio; Castel del Monte
  • Optional walks and hikes through pristine landscapes: beech forests; meadows; alongside rivers
  • Experience authentic Abruzzese cuisine featuring farm fresh, seasonal ingredients
  • Visits and tastings to two local foodmakers: sugar-coated almond confectioner; cheesemaker
  • Visits to local artisans (in Scanno)
  • Stay in an albergo diffuso ("dispersed hotel"), as services and accommodation are spread across different, existent structures all within the same area
  • Traditional, local recipes to bring home with you!

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels and masserie (farm stay)
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners (either a 3- or 4-course menu)
  • Daily hikes and walking opportunities (2 with local certified guides)
  • 2 visits to local foodmakers (cheese & cured meat and almond confectioner)
  • 1 visit to local artisans (jewelry and/or costume)
  • Explorations of 4 of Abruzzo’s Borghi più belli d’Italia (“Most Beautiful Villages of Italy”): Scanno, Caramanico Terme, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Castel del Monte
  • Full immersion in three of Abruzzo’s national parks and a natural reserve
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Comfortable 8-seat vans for transportation
  • 1 group transfer from hotel in Rome to Pescasseroli
  • 1 group transfer from Santo Stefano di Sessanio to Rome airport or hotel
  • Local taxes & gratuities for luggage porters and restaurants servers during tour

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 2 dinners on your own 
  • Alcoholic beverages at group meals (including wine, beer and spirits)           
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended. (See info here)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leaders. (See info here)
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts



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