Abruzzo is a place rich in history, secret worship and mysterious beginnings …
The Majella is the Park of the hermits, abbeys, tholos and historical centres of Pescocostanzo, Pacentro, Palena and Guardiagrele, the terracotta figures of Pacentro, the carved wood of Pretoro, the lacework of Pescocostanzo the fabric of Taranta Peligna, the copper and iron of Guardiagrele, the jewellery of Sulmona, Pescocostanzo and Guardiagrele.

Centralized and fortified inhabited areas are the Castra from Salle, Musellaro, Roccamorice and Manoppello. There are also the mosaic areas as Clemente a Casauria, San Liberatore a Majella, San Salvatore a Majella, San Tomaso a Paterno, Santo Spirito a Majella. The many hermitages dug out of the friable rock of the mountain. To name just a few: Sant’Onorfio in Seramonacesca, Santo Spirito and San Bartolomeo, San Giovanni.




When the hermits disappeared, the most impervious areas of the Majella were, for a long time, uncontested rule of bandits and brigands.  The important testimonies left by the latter still exist  such, for example the incision carved into a rock called “Tavola dei Briganti” (the brigand’s table).

On our Guided Walks, we will visit Hermitages, Abbeys and Castles.

History walks set off after breakfast at about 9 - 9.30am. We usually take a packed lunch and return to the village mid afternoon, depending on the length and location of the walk.

Whether you choose INDEPENDENT or GUIDED History  Walk, you will be able to discover the extraordinary wild beauty of Majella. Choose your Accommodation, choose your dates, choose your package and let us do the rest.

GUIDED History Walk

Price from:  £ 675 p. p. (price depending on type of Accommodation and number of people in the party)

Land only Price inclusive of:

* 7 Nights Accommodation: B&B or small 4* Family Hotel
* 24 h Local Manager Support
* Daily Briefing and Suggestions
* 3 GUIDED Walks per week
* Picnic Lunch - on GUIDED Walk days - Delicious Deli Style, prepared with fresh local products.
*Range of Self Guided Walks -  Maps & Written Instructions for your 'Free' Days

* * * WE RECOMMEND BOOKINGS AT LEAST FOUR MONTHS IN ADVANCE as In high season (from June to September) accommodation is easily overbooked. We will be delighted to help and advise on your travel arrangements.

There are regular flights by Ryanair from Stansted * and worldwide to Pescara in Italy which brings you to less than an hour’s drive of the magnificent Majella National Park.

  • Pescara Airport is now offering direct flights from London, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Kiev, Moscow, New York and Toronto as low cost flights.
  • Rome Ciampino is only a 2.3 hours drive.
  • From / To Airport Transfers are available on request. Additional charge may apply.
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Rich nature, old traditions and archeological findings contribute to make the Mount Majella territories a perfect place for excursions and trips. The Majella National Park offers its visitors a scenery of extraordinary beauty in every season:  

late in Spring flowers and trees blossom - this is the best time of the year, together with Autumn, to visit ancient villages and hermitages. Summer is the best season to walk along the paths. October is enchanting with its multicolored beech woods and it preludes to winter and its suggestive snow-covered landscapes.

San Liberatore - The origin of the abbey is traditionally linked to Charlemagne

Roccascalegna - Abruzzo's Castle in the Sky - built on top of an existing fort

Santo Spirito Hermitage- one of the most evocative places of worship and mysterious history. 

Traditional Wear - Many traditional festivals happen in Abruzzo in summer.


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