Tag Archives: Abruzzo

Walks: Santo Stefano di Sessanio In Southern Italy

Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a comune and hill town in the province of L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region of southern Italy. Located in the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, in the highest region of the Apennines, this medieval hill town sits adjacent to the high plain of Campo Imperatore.

Italian Villages: Walking Tour Of Pescocostanzo

Pescocostanzo is a comune and town in the Province of L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is a tourist destination, attracting people from all over Italy due to its landscape and environment. In winter, Pescocostanzo is a destination for skiers and snowboarders. 

Village Walks: Pacentro In Abruzzo, Central Italy (4K)

Pacentro is a comune of 1,279 inhabitants of the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. It is a well-preserved historic medieval village located in central Italy, several kilometers from the City of Sulmona about 170 kilometres east of Rome. Pacentro has been nominated as one of the “Borghi più belli d’Italia”.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 2:00 – [Walking tour begins / Piazza Umberto I] 3:20 – [Historical centre entrance / Via Santa Maria Maggiore] 9:40 – [Church of St.Marcello and Pope Celestino V Painting *closed*⛪☀️] 11:30 – [Via Santa Maria Maggiore] 14:40 – [Piazza del Popolo] 15:30 – [Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia – *tour inside*⛪☀️] 21:45 – [Largo del Mulino and Festivals of Pacentro] 25:25 – [📋Brief history📋] 30:00 – [Via del Colle] 34:17 – [Scorciatoia del Castello] 38:00 – [Castle Cantelmo-Caldora – *tour inside*🏰☀️] 44:00 – […Inside the tower…] 44:35 – [View from above and church bells sounds⛺☕️] 50:20 – […tour of the castle continues…] 53:50 – [Inside the main hall] 55:18 – [… Say Hi to Luna!…] 55:40 – […tour continues…] 58:00 – [Via del Colle] 1:02:50 – [Via Guardiola] 1:03:50 – [Panorama on the valley⛺] 1:06:30 – [Unexpected painting] 1:08:50 – [Piazza del Popolo]

Village Walks: Villalago – Central Italy (4K Video)

Villalago, located 25 km south of Sulmona, in the Abruzzo region of L’Aquila, arose in the 11th century for Christian and Benedictine inspiration, finding in San Domenico Abate the founder of the monastery of San Pietro il Lago, in the upper Sagittario valley. At its foundation the monastery was endowed by the Lords of those lands, the counts of Valva, with goods and privileges and attracted settlers from all over, who settled, under the monks, in several villas in the Valle de Lacu, so called for the its five lakes. Over time, to ensure a valid defense, they perched on Mount Argoneta, where some Lombard towers already stood, and the new village took the name of Villalago. In 1479 the monastery was abandoned by the Benedictines and the Villalaghesi “no longer colonists, they became a body of the University, with independent possessions” (Antinori, chorography of Villalago). And under the motto of “Universitas contra omnes”, they fought victoriously against the Belprato Counts of Antwerp and against others who aimed to take over the entire Valle de Lacu.

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Drone intro] 2:00 – [Walking tour begins / Piazza Celestino Lupi] 3:28 – [St.Mary of Loreto church☀️] 5:09 – […walking in the old town…] 10:36 – [Via Buccini] 16:44 – [Church of St.Michael – closed☀️] 18:00 – [Brief history of the town☀️] 24:00 – [Via Iafolla] 33:25 – [Old Castle of Villalago] 38:42 – [Church of the Madonna Addolorata – tour inside☀️] 41:00 – […descending…] 48:00 – [Via Ernesto Grossi] 50:30 – [Piazza Celestino Lupi]

Unique Travel: ‘Scattered Hotels’ In Italy – Designer Rooms In Medieval Towns

The ‘Albergo Diffuso’ is a concept of hospitality that was launched in Italy as an attempt to revive small, historic villages at risk of abandonment and historic buildings at risk of crumbling. 

A number of separate buildings make up an albergo diffuso, with a central unit corresponding to the reception within a 200-meter distance. They may feature rooms and apartments, with or without kitchen. There is also often a space for dining, and there may be other services and amenities as well, such as a pool. 

Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a fortified medieval village built in the mountains of Abruzzo at over 1250 meters above sea level, within the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. 

The current urban configuration of the village was established in the middle of the Middle Ages when the phenomenon of fortification developed: high-altitude settlements, surrounded by a fortified wall perimeter that still remain today one of the most characteristic historical-topographical elements of the imaginary of the Italian landscape The integrity between territory and historical buildings has been residually preserved in some villages set in the Apennine mountains precisely because of their depopulation, in the more general context of impoverishment of the south, abandonment of the mountain and emigration of its people.

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Wilderness Timelapse: ‘Spirit In The Forests’ Of Abruzzo, Italy (Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Giovanni Lattanzi

Spiritus Silvam, the spirit of the forest. A timelapse video for an enchanted journey in the Abruzzo forests, in search of the magical spirit. That vital essence that inhabits all the woods of the world and that welcomes and accompanies you when you are among the trees, in their home. But you must have a free and aware mind, as well as a pure soul, to be able to meet him. And you have to remain silent in thought and open in your heart to talk to us and let you tell his magical stories.

Abruzzo is an Italian region, east of Rome, with an Adriatic coastline and the Apennine Mountains. National parks and nature reserves cover much of its rugged interior. It also encompasses hilltop towns, dating to the medieval and Renaissance periods. Regional capital L’Aquila is a walled city, damaged in a 2009 earthquake. The Trabocchi Coast, with sandy coves, is named after its traditional wooden fishing piers.

Timelapse Travel: ‘Campo Imperatore’, Italy (Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Giovanni Lattanzi

Magic vision of Campo Imperatore plateau, in Italy. An amazing timelapse video, entirely shooted in night time, both with or without moon. Tha dance of the cloud and fog, the run of stars and milky way.

Campo Imperatore is a mountain grassland or alpine meadow formed by a high basin shaped plateau located above Gran Sasso massif, the largest plateau of Apennine ridge. Known as “Little Tibet”, it is located in Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, near L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy.