Tourist ideas

Mountain bike, orienteering, hiking, golf (38km), horse hiring (the village of San Pio lies on a horse trail set up by the Sirente Velino Natural Park).

Agricultural activities: demonstration of truffle harvesting in the surrounding woods (only during the allowed times of the year), collection of wood and brushwood produce (juniper berries, aromatic and officinal herbs), sale of local products (saffron, potatoes, groceries, spelt, truffles).

Hikes in the Sirente Velino Natural Park , with licensed guides, or the Massif of Gran Sasso.
Visit of the natural reserves protecting Roe (in Fontecchio) and Chamois (in Rocca di Mezzo).

Caves of Stiffe (near San Demetrio ne’ Vestini).
Skiing (downhill and cross-country) in the winter resorts of Campo Felice (Rocca di Cambio km 36), Monte Magnola (Ovindoli km 50), Campo Imperatore (km 32)
Artistic towns: L’Aquila km. 25, Sulmona km 39.
Places of historical and artistic significances: historical centre of Fontecchio, nearby castles, Castle of Gagliano Aterno, Bominaco, Castel Camponeschi, Archaeological sites of Peltuinum, Fossa, Amiternum, Catacombs of Castelvecchio Subequo, Italic temples in Castel di Ieri.

Useful links

http://www.regione.abruzzo.it/turismo/ Information on parks, winter tourism and seaside tourism in Abruzzo, including history, art and culture.

http://www.abruzzoturismo.it/ Tourist information on Abruzzo

www.sirentina.it Comunità Montana Sirentina

http://www.parcosirentevelino.it/ Information on the  Sirente Velino natural park

www.comuni-italiani.it/066/043/mappa.html Maps of Fontecchio

www.gransassolagapark.it Gran Sasso Laga national park

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