Abruzzo is a byword for nature and the region has two National and two Regional Parks devoted to the preservation of pristine environments. Abruzzo’s mountains form part of central Italy’s Apennine range, and the arrival of winter brings snowfall, turning the villages, parks and forests of the region into a Christmas card scene – creating the perfect environment for a winter experience like no other.
Situated in the middle of the Abruzzo National Park are the villages of Pescasseroli, the epicentre for magical winter experiences and nearby Villetta Barrea situated on the shore of Lake Barrea.
Away from the slopes is where the true winter magic begins. Imagine snowshoeing, with a guide to a cosy refuge above the village, where you will stay overnight and enjoy a hearty dinner. See the night sky as the ancients saw it and listen for wolves howling in the distance. The snowshoeing theme continues with snowshoeing in the moonlight through the beech forest to scenic viewpoints and all the snow beneath you feet will glisten in the light of the moon. For the more adventurous, a three day, 2 night wolf tracking expedition through the snow will be a unique and unforgettable experience.