Italy • Abruzzo • Civitella Alfedena
Abruzzo & the Lago Vivo
Some three hours east of Rome there's a surprise in store. High in the Appennini amidst majestic limestone peaks lies the pretty stone village of Civitella Alfedena from where you can gaze upon the beautiful Lago Verde or Green Lake.
In this mountain kingdom you can read its history in the magnificent stone doorways – symbols of independence, security and success.
Abruzzo was the first National Park in Italy. Its rock walls and forests are home to brown bear, lynx, chamois and wolf. These holidays are enormously enhanced by our local guides, their knowledge and their friendships with the park wardens.
Where we stay
Hotel Albergo La Torre
Our hotel is located in the historical centre of Civitella Alfedena. Converted from an 18th century noble palace, the hotel derives its name from the 15th century ancient tower in front of the hotel building. There is a small attractive garden and all the rooms have great mountain views, en-suite bathrooms, phones, televisions and hairdryers. The hotel restaurant is known for its local mountain cooking, in particular genuine homemade pasta, as well as the extraordinary high quality of meat daily provided by the caring local farmers together with a wide choice of cheeses, in particular the famous pecorino, sheep milk cheese.
Airport transfer time
Approximately 3 hours
Lovely family run, simple lakeside hotel at 1100m
Great food sourced locally from mountain farms
Spectacular mountain scenery
Wonderful wildlife including bear, wolf, lynx, chamois, fox, deer and eagle
Rich in wild flowers including 42 species of orchid
Visit the Pescasseroli Fauna & Wildlife Centre
Canoeing on the lake
Ride on the panoramic train to Sulmona
Visit an apiary
Visit a confetti factory
Activity holidays destinations