Abruzzo mountains in Italy

The spectacular Gran Sasso mountains, the highest of the Apennine peaks, and the Campo Imperatore, a vast, high mountain plateau sometimes called Italy's "little Tibet" are frequent film and television backdrop. The area is nowadays part of the National Park of the Gran Sasso and Laga, founded in 1992, the second in Italy for width, with mountains all over 2000 meters At the shadow of the Corno Grande, the Gran Sasso's highest peak, lies an hotel where Mussolini was imprisoned in 1943 before being rescued by the Germans.

Campo Imperatore is a plateau at the average height of 1800 meters above sea level, in the heart of the Gran Sasso, offers an extremely valuable patrimony of fauna and vegetation.

High mountain - Gran Sasso

Gran Sasso

The lake of Pietranzoni


Lake of Campotosto

Lake in Abruzzo

Rocca Calascio

Photo credits: Elisa Bistocchi.
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  • Foligno, Italy
I'm a girl of 32 years old! I live in umbria, in the center of Italy and I love the nature, the music, the animals and the photography! The camera is always with me.

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June 27, 2012

So beautiful!


June 27, 2012

Thank you very much to all!


June 27, 2012

Lovely pics!


June 27, 2012

Beautiful photos!!!


June 26, 2012

Beautiful landscapes of a wonderful place!


June 26, 2012

Wow, amazing place. It is very beautiful.


June 26, 2012

Very nice series of photos!!!


June 26, 2012

Bellissime. Cheers!


June 26, 2012

The park of Gran Sasso, sooner or later I'll have to go, I congratulate you inanti these beautiful images of explanatory beauty of the place!


June 26, 2012

Very beautiful photos


June 26, 2012

nice - I added few to my collection:)