DIFFUSED HOTEL AND RESTAURANT " RIFUGIO DELLA ROCCA "
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The " Rifugio della Rocca " Hotel is situated in the ancient village of Rocca Calascio (AQ), just below the famous tower, and offers a characteristic restaurant & bar and the famous diffused hotel formula: a hotel lovingly restored with confortable rooms placed in various buildings right in the middle of the village. Those rooms are confortable accomodations , with floor heating, someones with fireplace, furnished keeping the characteristic style of the region, are all equipped with bedlinen and towel, daily maid service is included.
The " Rifugio della Rocca " proposes also a restaurant service with menues consisting of local dishes, prepared with passion and love by our chefs and respecting Abruzzo's dispositions.
Rocca Calascio, with its castle, church and village, the nearby historical and artistic treasures, the entire district between the towns of L’Aquila and Sulmona offers innumerable sight-seeing attractions. The history of the castle and its village, on the border of the territories of these two towns, coincides with that of the Carapelle Barony, that in the second half of the Renaissance built many civil and ecclesiastical buildings, thanks to the riches due to its thriving trade in wool. Rocca Calascio is also the historical building standing at the highest altitude in the Apennines, built in the middle ages to overlook the territory.
It is easy to explore the Gran Sasso district with the walking tours starting from the Rocca. The Rifugio is the starting point for footpaths that go to the neighbouring villages or to Campo Imperatore, and the peaks of the Gran Sasso are easily reached in a car. During winter, is an unforgettable experience too. Everything is white, covered in snow, and only the wind blows through the castle ruins, the sunset turns the snowy tops of the Gran Sasso pink; then you realize that a holiday at the Rocca is a very special thing. You can take a walk on the snow with the traditional “Ciaspole” (snowshoes), or spend the day skiing cross-country, or face the more difficult climb of Monte Camicia on Skis, so as to savour the thrill of the most famous descent in the Apennines.