THE CELESTINE PATH
Discovering the Majella hermitages
A journey to discover the authentic and unspoilt nature of the Majella National Park, a green, rich and wild land, characterized by century-old beech woods and majestic barren peaks, flowery meadows and paths leading to solitary hermitages set in the rock.
During the 3-day trek you will visit some of the most evocative hermitages of Pope Celestine V, born Pietro da Morrone, who lived around 1260 and spent years in these places. The hermitages are reached through thousand-old paths walked by shepherds and hermits who lived in these cramped dwellings dug in the stone, silent places devoted to prayer and meditation, ideal for contemplating a primitive and mystical nature.
The route is 18.6-km long, and is covered in 2 days (9h and 30')