Abruzzo is the mountains.
The Cipriani Park Hotel is in Rivisondoli (Aquila), between Roccaraso and Pescocostanzo. Embraced by the enchanting scenery of the Maiella National Park and the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, the hotel is located 5 km from Monte Pratello, one of the passes of the Alto Sangro ski area that also includes Aremogna and Pizzalto.
Cipriani Park Hotel
67036 Rivisondoli (AQ)
A regionto explore
A regionto explore
One of the most important ski resorts in Abruzzo and a destination for numerous tourists, both in winter and in summer: Rivisondoli is a small municipality located on a rocky outcrop at an altitude of 1320 metres above sea level. When walking through the historic town centre, you can still admire monuments and churches that have withstood the troubled history of these areas and, despite earthquakes and wars, still maintain the strong personality of the small town. A visit to the Living Nativity Scene on 5 January is a must.
Roccaraso, which is 4 km from the Cipriani Park Hotel, is one of the most famous tourist locations in the of the Apennine area. The green areas, the ski slopes and the presence of numerous hotels, shops and restaurants make it a very popular destination in both winter and summer.
Pescocostanzo has been added to the list of the "Most beautiful Villages in Italy" and is located just 3 km from the Cipriani Park Hotel. The small municipality, which is 1395 metres above sea level, is rich in culture, art and history: it still preserves Baroque and Renaissance architecture that fit well with the nature and the rocky environment. When walking through the village, looking at the churches, buildings and fountains, don't miss the craftsmen skilfully working on iron, wood and bobbin lace.
Sulmona is a cultural location not to be missed. It is famous all over the world for its production of "confetti" (sugared almonds), which began at the end of the 15th cent, and for being the birthplace of the Latin poet Ovid. The refined city, rich in history, is located 37 km from the Cipriani Park Hotel. Things worth seeing include the Swabian Aqueduct, an extraordinary example of medieval engineering dating back to 1256, the Fontana del Vecchio, a fountain from the Renaissance period, and the medieval and baroque buildings.
Altopiano delle Cinque Miglia (Five Mile Plateau)
A karst plateau divided between the municipalities of Rocca Pia, Roccaraso and Rivisondoli, stretching for almost 9 km, at an altitude of between 1250 and 1280 metres above sea level. Crossed by State Highway 17, when driving along the Plateau you will notice pastures with horses, cows and sheep in the summer and a landscape of snow and ice in the winter. A true pleasure for the eyes.
Bosco di Sant’Antonio
The Bosco di Sant'Antonio is a point of departure for the main excursions and the perfect place for cross-country skiing. This wood was once considered sacred and dedicated to Jupiter. 17 hectares of centuries-old beech trees with bizarre shapes and so much wonderful plant life to explore. It is located 13 km from the Cipriani Park Hotel, immediately after Pescocostanzo.
The municipality of Rivisondoli and the Cipriani Park Hotel are part of the Maiella National Park. 74 thousand hectares with biological diversity among the most important in Europe: the wolf, the bear, the eagle-owl and many other species live here. The territory of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise starts just a few kilometres away. A spectacle of nature. The Hotel is also 20 km from the Monte Genzana Nature reserve, which connects the two national parks.