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Hotel della Piana is the starting point for a series of excursions in Abruzzo, a generous region waiting to be discovered.

Not far away are two of the largest nature reserves in the world, the National Parks of Abruzzo and Gran Sasso, the fascinating territory of the province of L'Aquila, between ancient cities and picturesque mountain or lowland villages, and places rich in history and culture.

Marsica to experience

If you love nature, culture and good food, you are in the right place. Abruzzo, with its unspoiled beauty and tradition rich in history, is ...

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Marsica Experience

Marsica Experience is a network of established tour operators, united to enhance Marsica's tourism identity by offering quality experiences and proposals.

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G.E.V., Gruppo Escursionisti del Velino (Velino Hiking Group), is an association of volunteers whose purpose is the environmental and hiking enhancement of Mt. Velino, which they have been committed to upgrading and promoting through hiking and trails since 1981.

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Parco delle 5 fonti

Inaugurated April 7, Parco delle 5 fonti is the new equipped green area located in Canistro, just a few minutes' drive from Hotel della Piana. It is a new multidisciplinary hiking network, structured for outdoor trekking, cycling and fitness activities. The Slow Trekking network was born from the idea of making the territory of Canistro accessible and easily walkable to everyone, families and hiking lovers, through some of the most characteristic areas, and those with historical and folkloric connotations.

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Snowshoe hiking

A deep contact with nature, step by step!

The undisputed protagonist of this hike is unspoiled nature and its snowy panoramas!

Explore the magic of snow and have an authentic and exciting experience in the Marsican mountain territory.

Let our hiking experts guide you and immerse yourself in the enchanting snow-covered landscapes of the majestic Mount Velino, the picturesque Valle della Dogana through Europe's largest beech forest, the Sirente Velino Regional Park, the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, the Simbruini Mountains Regional Natural Park, the Piano del Ceraso, the mythical Devil's Pass and the enchanting Cicerana Ecoregion.

Choose your favorite route and we'll take care of the rest! Our guides will be happy to share information and anecdotes about the flora, fauna, and geology of the area, not to mention the traditions and legends associated with these magical places.

Guests are reminded that there is a fee for the service, depending on the route chosen. All activities are subject to weather conditions and availability.

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Under the stars

Guided night astronomical excursion and magical tales

The story of Bon, the Mazzamurello of Monte Velino on the slopes of Monte Velino and Monte Cafornia in the Sirente Velino Regional Natural Park. A night excursion to learn about the stars and their secrets, in a magical atmosphere that only nature can offer.

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The great web of life

Guided excursion for families with children

On the slopes of Monte Velino and Monte Cafornia A guided excursion designed to give you direct experiences with the natural world. Walks and environmental education and interpretation activities for the participants.

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National Park of Abruzzo Lazio and Molise

Guided excursion in the ancient forest of Val Cervara, a world heritage site.

From the Prati d'Angro to the Puzza spring, discovering this rare and ancient beech forest.
Enchanted places such as the forest of Val Cervara, in the territory of the national park of Abruzzo, Lazio, Molise, where one of the most important ancient forests survives over time!

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Paragliding overlooking Abruzzo

Paragliding flight over the lands of Calascio or Celano

From Calascio to fly over the plain of Ofena and admire Capestrano and other beautiful villages from above.
With the wonderful Majella in the background.
Abruzzo from above, an experience to live!

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Slow trekking

Beautiful itinerary on the Slow Trekking paths on the slopes of Monte Velino and Monte Cafornia.

The riches of the Sirente Velino Regional Park and the Nature Reserve
Monte Velino and their precious heritage of history, culture and traditions, inherited from a past that helped to define the identity of this territory.


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