The adventure starts once left the main road. Every turning is a new photographic landscape, but nothin g prepared me to what was next. The Rifugio is really like going back in time plus all the moder comforts and the kindness of the people running it. DO NOT miss Susanna's ricotta cheese cake after having wondered in and out and about the rocca all day. The stone it is made changes colour with the light. Then, when the darness comes, stuff yourself with a lovely board meat stewed in red wine. You will sleep like a baby at the local bakery or in any other room of the Rifugio; it is so silent, so restful.
- 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