Stazzo Acquasfranatara

Opi (1240 m asl) - Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park

The Stazzo Acquasfranatara of Val fondillo originates from the recovery of an old pastoral shelter and part of the strategic plan of the widespead shelter in the area of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park. Recentely renovated it offer homely hospitality, caracterized by spacious dining room with a wood-burning stove and a loft that can accomodate 9 people. A few steps from the structure, the fountain and the homonymus source garantee pure drinking water. It can be easily reached trought a superb walk that crosses the Fondillo valley with a enchanting glace on the area of Cacciagrande and Valle Jancino which constitute the first nucleus of the national park.

Access to the refuge

From Opi
Val Fondillo – Acquasfranatara 
Vertical drop 180 mt
Average time 1.30 h

From Picinisco
Canneto – Passaggio dell’Orso
Vertical drop 670 mt
Average time 6 h

From Forca d’Acero
Valle Inguagnera – Serra delle Gravare 
Path P3-F6-F5-F2 PNALM
Vertical drop 250 mt
Average time 4 h

Il borgo di Opi, reso ancor più affascinante da una recente nevicata

Suggested itineraries

Passaggio dell’Orso (Path F2 PNALM) 2 h
Val Canneto (Path F2 PNALM) 4 h
Serra delle Gravare (Path F5) 3 h

Observable species

A long forest-covered valley, crossed by streams of crystal clear water and surrounded by mountains with a severe profile: the Val Fondillo is one of the symbolic sites of the Park and definitely one of the most valued destinations in the whole Apennine range.

Camoscio appenninico in Inverno

Apennine Chamois Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata (Neumann, 1899)
Apennine Fire Salamander Salamandra giglioli (Eiselt & Lanza, 1956)
Apennine Wolf Canis lupus italicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis (Temminck, 1815)
Golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758)
Marsican brown bear Ursus arctos marsicanus (Altobello, 1921)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus (Tunstall, 1771)
Rosalia alpina Rosalia alpina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Tawny owl Strix aluco (Linnaeus, 1758)
Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla (Brehm, 1820)
White-backed Woodpecker Picoides leucotos (Bechstein, 1803)

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The shelter is open all year but, currently, is not managed according to the Alpine model. So, if you want to use it you have to book and ask for the keys in our offices, or you can take part in our planned proposals.


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