The mountain of Gran Sasso d'Italia boasts more than 20 peaks with heights over 2000 meters

Corno Grande, Vetta Occidentale
(m 2912)
Corno Grande, Vetta Orientale
(m 2903)
Corno Grande, Vetta Centrale
(m 2893)
Corno Grande, Torrione Cambi
(m 2875)
Corno Piccolo
(m 2655)
Pizzo Intermesoli, Vetta
(m 2635)
Monte Corvo
(m 2623)
Monte Camicia
(m 2564)
Monte Prena
(m 2561)
Pizzo Cefalone
(m 2533)
Monte Aquila
(m 2494)
Pizzo Intermesoli, Vetta Settentrionale
(m 2483)
Monte Infornace
(m 2469)
Cima delle Malecoste
(m 2444)
Monte Portella
(m 2385)
Monte Brancastello
(m 2385)
Torri Casanova
(m 2362)
Monte Camarda
(m 2332)
Monte Tremoggia
(m 2331)
Picco Pio XI
(m 2282)
Monte della Scindarella
(m 2233)
Monte Brancastello, Anticima Orientale
(m 2230)
Pizzo S. Gabriele
(m 2214)
Monte Ienca
(m 2208)
Monte S. Franco
(m 2132)
Monte Siella
(m 2027)



Is the highest group of the Gran Sasso and is formed by a long ridge along which line the four main peaks separated by a band. Majestic Dolomites, looks like a giant pyramid that dominates the conca Aquilana and the hills that slope down Teramo. From its summit you can admire the broader landscape of Italy, with a radius of 200 km that covers almost all the mountains, the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas in the days and very clear lines of Gargano and Islands Tremiti going to end up up to Dalmatia.

corno grande


Rises to the north-west of Western Summit of Big Horn, which is separated from the Saddle Two Horns. From the summit of Corno Piccolo dipartono three ridges:

CREST NORTH-EAST - Arapietra down on grassland near the chair lift to Prati di Tivo, SOUTH CREST - after a series of towers goes on Saddle Two Horns; CRESTA WEST - with three protrusions majestic falls on Val Maona. The east wall overlooking the valley of Cornacchie, covers the north wall Prati di Tivo and Vomano Valley, the south wall looks the Vallone dei Ginepri and Pizzo Intermesoli.



corno piccolo


Fascinating mountain, at Campo Imperatore (south), descends through a series of hillocks and pine forest on the plain of Source Vetica, north instead precipitates with a wall of over 1200 meters in the hills of Teramo. The characteristic of this mountain is the diversity of the two sides, the southern rounded up and grassy, rocky and rugged than northern Europe. The mountain is home to rare plants, among which, the Apennine edelweiss. At 2080 meters, the resurgence springs higher dell'Appennino, Fonte Grotta, by the clear waters and de-frosts. It 'a very popular destination. It can easily reached by Source Vetica for the path that climbs up into the pine forest and between small plane bends and re-grass in less than two hours we reach the goal.

monte camicia

MONTE PRENA 2561 mt.

Beautiful mountain , to the south with its steep gullies where snow remains until early summer falls on Campo Imperatore. It 'a big triangle rocky, with lots of spikes and canals, wild and hard, limestone cliffs and towers give it something really Dantesque hell, the movie landscape that provides the western valley of hell, is something truly spectacular. Every now and then meet in small areas where green grow the Apennine edelweiss. This top is for real experts. It has no real walls, but its ridges make it an excellent training ground for hikers and mountaineers. And 'certainly one of the most spectacular of the mountains of Abruzzo.


monte prena

MONTE BOLZA 1901 mt.

Going from Castel del Monte, it is immediately in front with its shape, a pyramid nearly perfect 1901 meters high. The many beautiful creeks, ravines and was leading towards the mountain. Several paths lead to the top.


monte bolza

MONTE CORVO 2623 mt.

Is 'the first of three massive between Passo delle Capannelle Vado di Sole and from the west, is a mighty mountain s' raises among Chiarino Valley and the Valley of Venacquaro.


monte corvo


The watershed between the Sella di Monte Aquila and I head for the Horn, from the mountain you can admire the south-east of Corno Grande, the plain of Teramo to the sea, the Maiella and all other peaks. It 'just an hour from' Albergo di Campo Imperatore.


monte aquila


Beautiful mountain very popular due to its proximity to Rifugio Duca degli Abruzzi, and at Campo Imperatore. Pizzo, lonely and wild can be reached through the wide and steep valley of the Portella. On the Venacquaro stony pastures and find what looks to L'Aquila, however, is cut by deep gullies, the precipitates Cefalonia finally Campo Pericoli with an imposing rock wall.


pizzo cefalone


To the east of Vado di Corno which divides sharply into two of the Gran Sasso chain, is easily reachable from Campo Imperatore.


monte brancastello


A large pyramid-shaped and compact stands between the wild Venacquaro Valley and Val Maona which falls under its mighty wall east.


Pizzo Intermesoli


Is situated at the western tip of the chain, east of Passo delle Capannelle. Magnificent view on conca dell'Aquila and Lake Campotosto. The northern slope is covered by a mixed forest of beech, silver fir and maple, while the South is dotted with dozens of sources. There is the Apennine edelweiss.




Is situated east of Monte Camicia, beautiful landscapes.



Monte Tremoggia


Is encountered before crossing road Vado di Sole, an hour and a half from Source Vetica. It 'the last great mountain to the Adriatic, green and full of bloom of edelweiss. Accessible by Source Vetica along the path through the pine forest.


Monte Siella



Campo Imperatore is a plateau at about 2000 meters altitude. in the middle of the massif of the Gran Sasso d'Italia. It stretches over 15 km long and 5 wide. It 'also called the Tibet of Abruzzo, the view is magnificent, takes away your breath. Campo Imperatore can be reached via a 100-seat cable car running from Fonte Cerreto (1150 m asl) and takes only 7 minutes to complete the journey, or from the point of Vado di Sole Farindola or from Castel del Monte .. It is also home to a botanical garden and one of the most important astronomical observatories in Italy. In 1943, at the Campo Imperatore, was Benito Mussolini held prisoner until his release made by the German soldiers. Campo Imperatore is home to a ski resort with 3 lifts and includes 15 km of trails for alpine skiing and 60 km for Nordic skiing. It is the first station scistica born in Italy in the Apennines, and by far the oldest that still functions today. The site was repeatedly arrival times at one stage of the Giro d'Italia. At the last, that of May 22 of 1999, the winner was Marco Pantani.

On 4 August 2006 was inaugurated at Campo Imperatore, the first batch of the great horse of the Gran Sasso, the longest in Italy, developing a total length of 320 km, all in the territory of the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga.



Campo Imperatore


lago pietranzoni gran sasso



Mount Camicia, is the highest of the coastal watersheds of the Gran Sasso. On Campo Imperatore (south), with soft bumps down, apart from a number of paretine below the summit, overlooking the pine forest and the plain of Vetica Source. The forest consists of spruce and white from where numerous paths marked with signs for wonderful hiking. From here you can reach Monte Siella, Mount Camicia and Mount Tremoggia.


Fonte Vetica


Is 'a deep split in the wild and inhospitable landscape decidedly unique. The spikes of rock that you insinuate faggieta nest in many species of raptors such as the rare Chough coral. Within this beautiful valley are the source Tavo going to plow the Val d'Angri then head towards the Adriatic.


Valle d'Angri Farindola




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