In the heart of the Abruzzo National Park
The main town in the Abruzzo National Park, Pescasseroli is situated at an altitude of 1167 metres, at the foot of Monte delle Vitelle. Its location makes it an ideal destination for winter, for ski mountaineering, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, with a total of 150 kilometres of downhill slopes and 60 kilometres of cross-country skiing. Lots of fun to experience in summer too, enjoying walks and excursions in the open air, either on horseback, among the many riding stables, or by bicycle, thanks to the new Bike Park, designed for all mountain bike enthusiasts.
The historical centre is characterised by narrow streets, stately palaces and the workshops of craftsmen producing traditional items. There is no shortage of buildings made of local stone, also known as “pietra gentile”, named for one of the mountains surrounding the village. These include the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, built in the 12th century and rebuilt in Gothic style following an earthquake, and the 19th-century Palazzo Sipari, where the philosopher Benedetto Croce was born in 1866 and which has hosted illustrious personalities over the years.
A couple of kilometres away is Castel Mancino, where the remains of an ancient fortress built between the 1800s and 1900s for defensive purposes are preserved, offering a splendid panoramic view. The Wildlife Area of the Abruzzo National Park is worth a visit to observe various animal species.