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Rocca Calascio, Calascio

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The mountaintop fortress of Rocca Calascio is situated in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. At an elevation of 1,460 m (4,790 ft), it's the highest fortress in the Apennines, looking out over the mountains and the Plain of Nevelli. First established as a watchtower in the Roman era and rebuilt as a castle in the tenth century, the fortress makes an appearance in several movies, such as the Richard Donner film "Ladyhawke." Before you head to Calascio, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Calascio trip maker website, to make sure you see all that Calascio has to offer, including Rocca Calascio.
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  • Rocca Calascio is one of the highest located castles in Italy. In it have been shot many beautiful movies (Ladyhawke, the name of the rose ...) Unfortunately the interior this year will be closed...  more »
  • Zig-zagging up the steep mountainside provides amazing views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. Parking is available nearby so only slight uphill walking is necessary to get into the...  more »
  • Do you want to walk through a medieval city and visit its castle? Then you must go to Rocco Calassio. Ideally, go up by car as much as possible and then walk for half an hour enjoying incredible landscapes of the Italian Apennines!
  • Rocca Calascio Castle is amazing, no comments about it. Sunset and sunrise are extraordinary ..local authority should have to take care more about this treasure.
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