Abruzzolink: guided tours with locals

Bominaco,Santo Stefano di Sessanio,Rocca Calascio

Medieval Jewels

With Roberta Torretti

Roberta Torretti

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Abruzzo Medieval Sistine Chapel.

I will guide you to explore the most fascinating and important medieval treasures in Abruzzo.

L'Aquila  has got a very rich artistic area and some of its cultural medieval artifacts are the most important and best preserved in Italy

The Oratory of San Pellegrino in Bominaco has on its walls a fresco cycle dating back to 1263 that earned it the name of "Medieval Sistine Chapel".

Close to it, the Abbey of Santa Maria Assunta, a gift of Charlemagne to Farfa Abbey, is part of the monastic complex.

In the medieval village of Sextantio ( Latin name of Santo Stefano di Sassanio ) we'll find the same medieval culture of Bominaco expressed in the civic structure. This village of about 120 inhabitants, as well as being part of the club of the " most beautiful villages in Italy " , also falls within the territory of the National Park of Gran Sasso - Monti della Laga.

Losing yourself in the narrow streets of the village you will admire numerous picturesque spots, and see the Medici Tower, which was hit severely by the earthquake of 2009.

Eventually after a few kilometers you will reach Rocca Calascio, one of the highest castle in Europe at an altitude of 1520m.

With a breathtaking view over the valley of Tirino and Navelli it has been the setting for several movies among which " Lady Hawke " .

  • Tour and Guide Availability

    Please contact Roberta via email to agree the booking date and time.
  • What's Included

    We will provide transportation and lunch just in 'exclusive' trip. In both trips we will provide entrance ticket to Oratory of San Pellegrino in Bominaco.
  • What's not Included

    In 'shared' trip we will provide neither transportation nor lunch; you will use your own car and will drive together all along the trip and we’ll advice you a typical S.Stefano di Sessanio restaurant for lunch.
  • Good to know

    We will visit: Oratory of San Pellegrino and Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Bominaco, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Rocca Calascio.

    This trip doesn't need particular restrictions, but it's preferable to be in good shape because the climb to Rocca Calascio is on a rough road.

    Please bring with you: shoes and comfortable clothing, raincoat (in case of rain), camera, bottle of drinking water.

    Please be advised that you'll just walk for 4 hours, while the trip takes about 10 hours (due to car drive, visits to churches and castle, and the lunch break).

    Please note that during the trip you have to stick to the rules of behavior in the church and archeological spots and strictly follow the logistical arrangements of the guide.

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  • Meeting Point

    Via Stazione Ferroviaria, 65124 Pescara PE, Italia
  • How to book

    1. Choose the preferred typology of booking between “Shared Tour” and “Private Tour”, where:

    Shared Tour allows any single or more to join the tour at the lowest price, but sharing the tour with anyone else.
    private Tour allows any single or group to reserve the tour/guide just for his own pleasure.

    2. Fill in the chosen form with “date, time, number of people” and have a look at trip duration and max admittable number of people

    3. Make a Request of Reservation, by clicking Book Now
    Should you have any preliminary question you can directly Contact the Guide via e-mail

BOOK a shared tour

€40.00 per person

up to 14 people for 0008.00 Hour/s


BOOK a private tour

€200.00 flat rate

up to 04 people for 0008.00 Hour/s





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