Trip to Fontamara.

Walk in the earth and in the thought of Ignazio Silone

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  • Trip to Fontamara
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What better time than to celebrate April 25, Italian Independence Day from Nazi-Fascism, with a journey of four days dedicated to a great man of letters and anti-fascist: Ignazio Silone. An author deeply attached to his native land: the Abruzzo. In fact most of his works are set in his native land. But Abruzzo and Marsica in particular are a microcosm, reflecting the difficult conditions of the most vulnerable around the world. "Who rises to Fontamara by the Fucino Plan the village appears arranged on the side of the gray mountains, barren and arid like on a staircase ... A beholder Fontamara from afar, from Feudo del Fucino, the town looks like a flock of sheep dark and the bell tower a shepherd ". (Ignazio Silone - Fontamara). The other element that characterizes our path is an untamed nature, sometimes arid, rugged, tough, but still beautiful and mother. "The fate of the men in the region from about eight centuries is called Abruzzo was mainly decided by the mountains ... the constant factor of their existence is precisely the most primitive and stable of the elements, nature." (Ignazio Silone - Abruzzo, Abruzzo and Molise, through Italy. Illustration of Italian regions - Italian Touring Club). A journey that will lead us in four days, through the beautiful landscapes of the Abruzzo National Park, the birthplace of Pescina Ignazio Silone, but ideally we could also call it Fontamara. Walking along the mountains that surround the plain of Fucino, once the third largest lake in Italy by extension, from which arise draining the events narrated in Fontamara. A walk in the nature, history, literature. PAOLO IANNICCA LEADING

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Thursday 30 I meet in Pescasseroli at 3 pm and short transfer to Passo del Diavolo . Passo del Diavolo – Ciceran's Ecorifugio. 5 km, 2 hours, 200 m uphill
Friday, May 1, Ecorifugio of Cicerana – Bisegna. 15 km, 6 hours, 300 m uphill, 650 m downhill
Saturday 2 May Bisegna – Ortona dei Marsi. 4 hours, 200m uphill, 400m downhill
Sunday, May 3rd Ortona dei Marsi – Pescina. 4 hours, 350m uphill, 600m downhill
Monday 4 Breakfast and departure

Booking at Compagnia dei Cammini


In mountain hut and B&B


Hiking boots, wind jacket (possibly gore-tex), backpack, rain jacket or poncho, water bottle, hat and woolen gloves, hat for the sun, sunglasses, sun protection cream, long pants and "stacks" , camera, binoculars,. The hut is equipped with sleeping bags, then you may want to obtain the sheet sleeping bags, which alternatively can be purchased at the hut at a cost of € 15 each. For the night at the refuge it is also recommended a personal towels and a pillowcase. We recommend a layered clothing.


Appointment in Pescasseroli, Ecotur in Via Piave 9 tel. 0863/912760, arriving at 15.00 on April 30

How the reach us

Motorway A 24 Roma, exit for Pescara, Pescina exit, go to Pescasseroli.

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Thursday April 30


Monday May 4


5 days/ 4 nights


April 2020 April 30 and May 1-2-3-4







€ 160 per person (guide and organization). Other costs € 220 almost (eating, accomodation and transport)