Places and Villages

Rocca Santa Maria is a suggestive mountain town, located within the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park.
The town is characterized by the presence of small settlements, which , before the modern era, they were distinguished from each other by their singular and original activities, which diversified from center to center according to the characteristics of the territory.
In the highest part, immersed in the verdant woods , the inhabitants were dedicated to the collection of wood, others to the breeding of cattle while, those who lived in more flat areas, dealt with agricultural production and cereals.


This town is a magical village, a place surrounded by nature, where you can spend wonderful days walking among river sources until you reach peaks from which you can admire breathtaking views, and where you can venture among the shady branches of the centuries-old trees of the fairy-tale woods, such as the Bosco Martese forest in the Ceppo area, one of the most evocative naturalistic areas of this territory.

In the Municipality of Rocca Santa Maria we find several villages and hamlets rich in history:
The largest and most important of these is Imposte , located at 1,073 meters above sea level, where the current fixed municipal office of Rocca Santa Maria and all the essential services such as bars, pharmacies, tobacconists, restaurants and many other services made available to make the most of your stay in this beautiful mountain resort.


Then we find the hamlet of Belvedere , so called for its panoramic position, which together with the territories of Fustagnano , of Colle Cesetta , by Tavolero-Force , by Canili , by Fiume , by Ciarelli , by Paranesi , of Licciano , of Alvelli , of Cesa , of Tevere , of Castiglione , of Riano , of Forno and of Fioli belonged to the Ancient Agricultural University of Rocca S. Maria.
To see absolutely are the villages of Acquaratola , Fiume, Forno, Martese, San Biagio, Serra and Tavolero , magical places that hide treasures such as the ancient church of Sant’Egidio or the Church of San Flaviano, dating back to the end of 1200.

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