"Civitella Alfedena" Civitella Alfedena by sandysmith

Civitella Alfedena Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 16 photos

Civitella is a charming village in the centre of the Abruzzo National Park. It is situated at the slope of the Mount Sterpi d'Alto (part of the Camosciara Massive), facing the lake of Barrea and the opposite end of the lake to the village of Barrea. It has a park protection zone for the appenine wolves and museum too.

We visited Civitella Alfedena at the end of a hike here from the Comisciaira - a central part of the Abruzzo famous for its waterfalls.
It was an idyllic hike, not too strenuous - thankfully in the heat - and enjoyed wonderful open views.
The village itself is small but picturesque - a hour or so should suffice.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:charming Abruzzo village
  • Cons:didn't see any wolves :-((
  • In a nutshell:worthwhile when combined with the hike
  • Last visit to Civitella Alfedena: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2003 at 4:10 PM

    Great page Sandy! Civitella Alfedena looks very picturesque! And I do know about those Abruzzo afternoon thunderstorms! Hahaha, I had one too :-) I guess you're right that those cute little lambs aren't very eager to see the wolves from up close, lol :-)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2003 at 3:59 AM

    Beautiful page on the very picterusque village, indeed! Did you finally meet any Old Witches there? Or they were eaten by wolves, he?

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2003 at 4:27 PM

    Looks like a lovely place to hike and wander through the village streets, but I guess you'd have to interbreed ice cream with the wolves to get you into the museum. ;)


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