This small village unchanged over time and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes is one the best that the Abruzzo Apennines offers.
The Rocca Calascio fortress was initially built as a watchtower in the 10th century, or even earlier, and it grew in size and complexity over a period of time, particularly in the 14th century, under Leonello de Acclozemora, and then subsequently in the late 16th century, under the Medici family.
According to reaserchers, this fortress was not only built to support the military garrison but also to provide the shelter and defense to the local civilian population as well.
The fort was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1703, after which it remained in its ruined state as it no longer served any strategic purpose. A visit to Rocca Calascio is a must, at least once in a lifetime. Calascio Fortress is a 3.7 kilometer heavily-trafficked outback trail located near Calascio, Abruzzo, Italy, that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips, and is best used from March until November.
Maximum Temprature: 3.33 C
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