Castel Del Monte
Castel del Monte has access to the peaks of Gran Sasso; you cannot miss the opportunity to trek in the pastoral landscapes of the Campo Imperatore plateau, considered the little Tibet of Europe. This village has old shepherd roads, it was a place of temporary migration for pasture, for this reason it preserves a high quality production of sheep products like pecorino cheese, ricotta or marcetto, a delicious cream made of fermented pecorino cheese.
The local cuisine is greatly influenced by sheep-farming and agriculture. There is some must-try handmade pasta typical of this area (strangolapreti, laganelle, taccuzzelle), vegetable soups and simple desserts like neule, cicerecchiole, crespeglie.
The Governor’s Palace- built between the 15th and 16th centuries, it has a beautiful portal from 1559.
Colelli Palace- Its grandness is only left in the lodge and tower
Church of Madonna del Suffragio – Built in the first part of the 15th century, rich of baroque decorations. It also preserves a precious organ donated to the church in 1508 and a painting by Bernandino di Lorenzo.
Ricetto – The original village of Castel del Monte.
Campo Imperatore – Pastoral landscapes of the little Tibet of Europe, a vast plateau that resembles the Asian steppe.
Archeological area of Colle San Marco – The remains an 11th century local settlement.
Cheese – Pecorino cheese, ricotta, marcetto.
Handmade pasta – Strangolapreti, laganelle, taccuzzelle.
Chiaranese – Typical recipe made with sheep meat.