Corno Grande – The Highest Point in the Apennines

We wanted to beat the heat for a few days, so we headed to the Italian highlands.  We knew we wanted to do a little hiking in the Abruzzo region, but we did not have a set plan.  After consulting with the owner of our hotel, he suggested we climb Gran Sasso, the highest point of the Italian mainland outside of the Alps.  Intrigued, we did a little internet research and found out that Gran Sasso, located about 30 miles northeast of L’Aquila, Italy, is actually made up of three peaks – Corno Grande, Corno Piccolo, and Pizzo Intermesoli.  … [Read More]