Location and Facilities


Valle Piola is located in the hearth of Gran Sasso National Park,  in the province of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy; it sits at an elevation of approximately 3336 feet on the northeast slope of Monte Farina, a natural basin from which springs the Rio Valle.

It is 75 minutes from Pescara airport and 2 hours from Rome’s Fiumicino airport.

The village is reachable by an uneven road; the main  street in the village center has been paved. A mule path leads to higher elevations.

Thanks to its location, the village offers peace and quiet and amazing views on valleys and wide forests covering the surrounding mountains can be enjoyed.


The village is composed of 12 buildings in the city centre, dating back to 1200 and a Church. It also includes a water mill and 3 older buildings called “Case Menghini”, a small cluster of interconnected houses.

The town of Valle Piola and nearby Case Menghini were connected to the local electrical grid in 1955. Telephone lines first arrived in 1965. Water works are available, as well.