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.
The 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.
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 .