Posted by: kimberlysullivan | September 6, 2016

Tennis & more in Abruzzo’s Campo di Giove

Campo di Giove, Abruzzo, ItalyMy oldest son went to tennis camp in Campo di Giove during the summer, and he loved playing tennis in the cooler mountain air and enjoying walks around the little town of Campo di Giove.

Campo di Giove is a small mountain town in the Abruzzo region, with just over 800 inhabitants. It is situated in the Majella National Park, and is  a great location for hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Campo di Giove, Abruzzo, ItalyThe town dates back to Medieval times, but it was largely destroyed in the Earthquake of Majella and l’Aquila of 1706. It has a pleasant main square and gathering place, with a fountain and historic buildings, and it is very pretty surrounded by the Apennine mountains all around it.

The July weekend we were there – unusually for Abruzzo in summertime – there was fresh snowfall on the neighboring mountaintops.

Campo di Giove, Abruzzo, ItalyThere are also good sports facilities, with a soccer pitch and several clay tennis courts. My son loved his time here and can’t wait to get back next summer.

If you’re passing through the region, it’s a great place to stop off and enjoy all the Majella National Park has to offer.

For more ideas of what to see in Abruzzo, see my earlier posts on visiting Ovid’s Sulmona,  medieval Pescostanzo, the impressive castle at Pacentro, mountain biking in the region, summertime in mountaintop Ovindoli or winter in Ovindoli .

Campo di Giove, Abruzzo, Italy


  1. Such camps are perfect for the youth – even I’m getting older (much older) now -so I still remember these (handball) camps…🙂

  2. So true, but just like youth is wasted on the young, so are sports camps. : ) Wouldn’t you like to go back now? I sure would! Handball is such a great sport – watched some in the Olympics this year, haven’t seen it in ages. Congrats -your countrymen did quite well.

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