Unique places rich in history: museums, abbeys, basilicas, ancient temples and cathedrals, fountains, waterfalls, Unesco reserves, historic centres among the most beautiful villages in Italy
With its 1421 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest Apennine centres (the highest point is the summit of Monte Campo at 1730 meters) and from the village there are wide panoramic views of the Maiella and the Mainarde. Capracotta is important for its climate and for winter sports, including cross-country skiing with the historic ski club founded in 1914 and important reference point for central Italy, where the National Championships of cross-country skiing were hosted in the splendid natural setting of Prato Gentile. During summer, it is the perfect place for nature lovers, where you can admire the splendour of the Garden of the Apennine flora and the extensive forests of silver fir and beech, with its 130 km of walking trails, by bike or on horseback.
City museum for a historical and artistic heritage of great value (churches, convent buildings, libraries, museums, noble palaces). As well as quality dairy products, sugared almonds, hosts, wafers, mostaccioli are present …
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In the territory of the UNESCO Mab Reserve of the Biosphere and near the natural reserve of Montedimezzo, San Pietro Avellana is characterized by lush woods and natural scenery where these precious mushrooms were born, and which make the tables prestigious. A long tradition links the history of the truffle to that of San Pietro Avellana, which has become a point of reference for the gastronomy of the sector in all of central and southern Italy, whose production of white truffle is around 40% of national production.