Abruzzo Mountains: Rocca Calascio Castle and Santo Stefano di Sessanio!


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Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

a walking tour discovering Abruzzo mountainous marvels!

Discover Abruzzo mountains and its marvelous landscapes! Take a walk in Rocca Calascio Castle, famous for being the setting of Hollywood movies, like "Ladyhawke" and The name of the Rose"! Visit the old town of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, explore its streets and handmade crafts. . . and have a tasty foodie experience with a typical Abruzzese lunch!


You will need to arrive to Abruzzo by bus (please specify in your email if you would like us to come pick you up with a minivan or to help you with the tickets). You will arrive in L'Aquila at around 10:40 am. After a beautiful panoramic drive we will arrive in Calascio, where we will start our day! Our walk to the castle will lead us through the tiny old town, where once the villagers lived. Then a dirt path, from which the stunning mountains will accompany our walk, first to a little church, then to the ancient ruins. Everything here speaks of history and ancient times! Echoes of old knights and courts, a magical atmosphere and a breathtaking view! Santo Stefano di Sessanio and its old paved streets will welcome us for lunch with a tasty meal made of Abruzzese dishes! Explore the old village before we head back L'Aquila to take your bus to Rome at 5:15 pm.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet up location: Bus Station - L'Aquila (10:40 am)

End location: End location: Bus Station - L'Aquila (17:15 pm)

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

What’s Included

Other: - transfer from/to the bus stop in L'Aquila;

- ground transportation for the whole tour by private air-conditioned minivan;

- visit of Rocca Calascio castle;

- visit of the village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio;

- 6 and a half hours with the two best foodies and funniest guides of all Abruzzo!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 euro per person - of which:

- 30 euros for bus tickets from/back to Rome;
- 30 euros for lunch.

What’s Extra

Other: (Note: this is a basic plan for people arriving from Rome. If you are coming from any other parts of Italy, please let us know and we will help you plan your trip to Abruzzo or quote you the price to come pick you up with the minivan.)

Bus tickets from Rome to Abruzzo and from Abruzzo to Rome: approximately 30 euro

Tasty lunch with typical dishes: approximately 30 euro

Minivan pick up in Rome and return to Rome: 450 euro (only if required)


I will not be able to guide you inside museums.

A Recent Review of this tour

Thank you to Alessia and Fabrizio from #maple&saffron for our fantastic day in Abruzzo the village and local food was to die for. Your company was so entertaining we almost missed our bus back to Rome because we were talking too much
Deborah Munro

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