The peak of the driving trip along the Abruzzo National park is definitely the family picnic on the beach of Lago di Barrea. There is a lifeguard on the beach and you can rent a boat for a reasonable price and appreciate the surroundings of the lake.
We have tried many places around the lake. The first was on the northern side, a beach with sand, plenty of space, but in August too many people.
In August we went on the other side, close to the Camping Colle Ciglio, where you can swim in an area even more clear than the other (here no sand).
Across from La Gravara, where we go for anything from coffee to a full meal, is Ippodromo Nolo Cavalli. This a must to ride horses into the mountains!!!! The men who work there, Alberto and Marco,are the best! They are so courteous, care about your safety and want you to really enjoy yourself. They match you with a horse and...