Val Fondillo - Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise

Vicino alle montagne, spianato sotto i passi il suolo risuona, ti dice: la Terra e' un tamburo Pensaci!
Noi, per seguirne il ritmo, dobbiamo fare attenzione ai nostri passi.

Joseph Bruchac (Indiano Navajo)

The places ...tell


The classic hike to discover the beauty of a valley full of springs, ancient history and “life lived”, that charms visitors in all months of the year.

This hike allows visitors to explore the territory, walking through unusual paths, seeking lost presences from history, stopping to admire the small wonders of nature, feeling the presence of the invisible inhabitants of the forest, hearing the ancient history of the valley and of its inhabitants, trying to understand whether and how coexistence and balance between humans and nature can be realised.

Spring and autumn, when the valley is dressed in a thousand of colours, are the seasons more rich of surprises.

The hike covers the three main springs that, according to a local legend, are said to be “immortal": spring Tornareccia (Triareccia for the Romans, sacred to the Moon that was considered three-shaped), spring Sfranatara, and Grotta delle Fate (cave of the fairies). These are the main springs giving life to the river Fondillo.

Besides, dozens of small perennial spring continuously renew the miracle of water pouring from the ground.“Places tell” can be hiked in three different variants:  

sorgente tornarecciaa) Short hike to spring "Tornareccia"


GRADIENT: minimum

AGE: 6 +

DEPARTURE: h 10.00

RETURN: h 12.00

COST: € 10.00 per person (free for children up to 10 years old)


 b) Standard hike to the refuge and spring Sfranatara"



AGE: 10 +

DEPARTURE: h 10.00

RETURN: h 13.00

COST: € 10.00 per person (free for children up to 10 years old)


CALENDAR: daily from June to September, on holidays and days before holidays in the rest of the year


grotta delle fate

c) Full hike to the cave of the fairies



AGE: 12 +


RETURN: h 15.00

COST: € 15.00 per person.

CALENDAR and RESERVATION as for option b).

 RESERVATION: Within h 18.00 of the previous day. Reservations can be made at the headquarters of the Coop. So.R.T. Val Fondillo, or by telephone at. +39 331 9727262.


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