Explore The Natural World - in the Valley and beyond

Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise

Strictly part of the Valley is actually in the Park.

“Barely two hours from Rome, these granite peaks and beechwood forests rarely make it onto most people’s Italy must-see lists. But they should: this is northern Italy at its most medieval, a mountain wilderness that is the last remaining home of the endangered Marsican brown bear as well as wild lynx, Appenine wolves and royal eagles. More than 150 tratturi (sheep tracks) wind through valleys and meadows filled with forget-me-nots, the untamed natural beauty broken up by a scattering of hilltop villages. This is unparalleled hiking country, with even short walks offering stupendous views.” Lonely Planet 2011


Collepardo Caves (1 hour from Picinisco)

Discover the magic of stalactites and stalag- mites in the impressive Collepardo Caves with a dedicated, expert guide.

A place of natural beauty on the Italian Coast which hosts the US Navy’s principal base in the Meditteranean.

Immerse yourself in the naturally ‘split’ mountain in Gaeta and the Cave below where pirates were rumoured to hide. In the same area is the Santuario della Ss.ma Trinita’.

Isola del Liri

(40 mins from Picinisco)

Visit the natural wonder of Isola del Liri, an island within Italy and its majestic waterfall in the centre of the town.

Monte la Meta (2-3 hours on foot)

Climb the impressive Monte la Meta with an expert guide and mountaineer. On a clear day, you can see both the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas from the summit.

Pastena Caves (1 hour from Picinisco)
Discover the stalactites, stalagmites and the lagoon in the caves of Pastena, of which there are 5km, with a guided tour.

Solfatara (2 hour from Picinisco)

Discover the geological wonder of the rising ground, steam and gases of the Solfatara volcano, said to be the inspiration for Dante’s Inferno.