The ancient forest of Pescasseroli

A journey to the movie set of “The Fox and the Child” where the trees take on fairy shapes and where we have the possibility to see tracks of wildlife.

The fox and the child recounts the story of a magical, life-changing encounter between a wild fox and a young girl, portraying the story of their impossible friendship played out against a breath-taking mountainside wilderness


Arrival in Pescasseroli (L’Aquila) in the early afternoon and meeting with our guide in our offices at Largo Molinari. Short transfer by car to the starting point. The path led us in a ancient beech wood where the trees are keepers of tradition, history and biodiversity. Here we can found the presence of the rare white-backed Woodpecker or the the more mysterious and rare Rosalia longicorn beetle. All this makes the ancient forest of Pescasseroli a very special place.




Guide and organization



Any transports
Snack and personal expenses


We reccomend you to dress in layers. Hiking shoes, sun hat, water bottle, backpack, long pants.


Pescasseroli is the most important village of Abruzzo National Park, the oldest Italian protected area; it has guaranteed a life in harmony with nature for almost a century. You can easily reach it by car through three access points. FROM ROME (Highway A24 Rome – L’Aquila): from Rome highway A24 until Pescina exit, proceed on SR83 or on SP17 until Pescasseroli. FROM PESCARA (Highway A25 Roma – Pescara): from Pescara highway A25 until Pescina exit, go on towards SR83 or towards SP17 until Pescasseroli. FROM NAPLES (Highway A1 Naples – Rome): from Naples highway A1 until Caianello exit, enter SS85 towards Venafro and then proceed on SR83 until Pescasseroli.


You can arrive by bus thanks to daily connections from Castel di Sangro and Avezzano. Check the timetable on the the website Connections by train are only until Avezzano station. For those who come from Rome it is possible to check the timetable of Prontobus company that connects Roma and Ciampino airports to Abruzzo.



The possibility to discover the forest’s secrets

The sign of presence of the marsican brown bear

The lush shadows of the great beech trees that seems to dance in the wind


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