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Rifugio della Rocca
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Calascio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Susanna and Paolo, and family, were friends from the beginning of the stay. At half board the food and wine were good and the prices reasonable. Don't miss this experience. You will neither forget or regret your stay.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

We didn't have the pleasure of staying here however we made the perilous mountain-road trip up to Rocca Calscio during our stay with my parents who swore we were in for a treat. They weren't wrong. This humble restaurant tucked up on the mountain was the best dining experience of our week in Italy. The service was personal and welcoming, we felt like we were guests in someone's home and not just punters.
The Wild Boar Stew was one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth! Followed by the best Chocolate Tarte ever! So good we could have eaten it all again straight away! If I were to return to Italy again this would be my first stop!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Andy D
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

This is our second time visiting this amazing place. The first time we were visiting because we were staying in a little town near Rocca Calascio and we decided that we must come back again.
We live in Rome so it is not too far away. Within 2 hours we at the Rifugio. Basically, the hotel bulid on an old medieval town so all the rooms are all with stone walls which is pretty cool.
Food was good and price average. Be prepare to pay eur30-eur35 per person for a full meal.
The best part of this place for me is not the hotel or the food. As a matter of fact I found the owner of the hotel which is a lady to be a bit snobbish.
It is the view...the amazing view from the top. There is actually a hiking path which you can walk to the next village which is about 10km away. Really beautiful place..and will certainly vsiti again.

Room Tip: Becareful with the parking there. There is no parking space near the hotel only pick up and drop off...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ItalyAmico
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

The setting is particularly suggestive. Our room, created from the restoration of a medieval tower, was small but comfortable and clean. Access is by a stone staircase, the original time. The lack of TV, in line with the spirit of this "albergo diffuso", was, for us, another reason for the appreciation.
Good and varied breakfast. A restaurant with excellent cuisine and local products.
Friendliness and helpfulness of the owners and the staff.
From the medieval village are several trails for nice walks. Not far away you can visit fascinating places.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Paolo P
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Reviewed 14 July 2012 via mobile

if you haven't been here, you cannot say you visited Abruzzo. The place is magic, a bunch of stone houses and the remains of an ancient castle. 360° panorama over the land below. We did not sleep there but had a delicious lunch after hiking to the top, which is a 10min walk from the restaurant. Recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

We had a great lunch typical of the area. Great location nice food. The people were also nice We did not see the rooms

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

This is a gem but not for everyone. Rocca Calascio is a medieval town built on a mountain side. There is a ruined castle a couple hundred yards above the town. Views are fantastic. The couple who run this B&B are terrific. Went out of their way to make us comfortable. Our "room" was an excellently restored, three room stone house. If you like to hike, drive scenic mountain roads or just relax this is for you. If you want nightlife and action -- look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rifugio della Rocca

Address: Loc. Rocca Calascio, 67020 Calascio, Italy
Region: Italy > Abruzzo > Province of L'Aquila > Calascio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Calascio
Price Range: £69 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rifugio della Rocca, nestling below the ancient castle at Rocca Calascio, offers a characteristic restaurant and bar, and the "albergo diffuso", a hotel whose lovingly restored rooms and apartments are distributed in various buildings in the village. The hotel also has a dormitory that can sleep groups of up to 16 people. Bookings can be made all the year round, and you can visit the Rocca (castle), the octagonal mountain church, the beautiful medieval villages in the district and the mountains of Gran Sasso. In the neighbourhood you will find good climbing sites, footpaths and routes for mountain bikes in the National Park, and cross-country and back-country skiing areas are on hand. Throughout the year the Rifugio Della Rocca organizes classical music concerts, in collaboration with maestro Orazio Tuccella's Officina Musicale ensemble, and literary and scientific lectures. ... more   less 

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