Gran Sasso

The Gran Sasso (‘great stone’) mountains are the highest of the Apennine range and are now part of the National Park of Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga. This is one of the best areas for climbing in the Apennines. The massif of Gran Sasso has two peaks, Corno Grande (‘great horn’) and Corno Piccolo (‘small horn’). Between them lies the southernmost glacier in Europe, the Calderone.