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Hut Duca degli Abruzzi (GS)

Duca degli Abruzzi (GS) | Parco del Gran Sasso

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Ridge of Mount Portella
Parking spot in the Square of Campo Imperatore
+39 347 5255250 +39 0862 1956147
almost 20 beds
Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Open daily from July 1 to September 30
In May and October it's open at week ends, weather permitting.
The menù includes gluten-free dishes.

42.448241, 13.55204

42.443063, 13.559035

42.448241, 13.55204

42.443063, 13.559035


The Hut Duca degli Abruzzi dominates the plateau of Campo Imperatore from the Ridge of Mount Portella, at 2388 meters. It's located in the heart of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, in the footsteps of the  Corno Grande [Big Corn, n.d.t.] of the Mount Gran Sasso (Western Side) and close to main peaks of the mountain massif.

Owned by the Italian Alpin Club of Rome, it's ideally located both for trekking and rock climbing.

It offers to the hikers, to the mountaineers, and also to the mere mountain lovers the opportunity to rest and eat local dishes, and, eventually, stay overnight in a majestic mountain environment.


The Duca degli Abruzzi is renowned for the Quality of its cuisine.

It received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence  2017 / 2019.

In addition to the restaurant, there is a bar service, with warm drinks, soft drinks, beers, and pieces of cake.

The menu offers a wide variety of choices, and even gluten-free trying to find alternative solutions.

Among the specialities, there are Pizzas, Polenta with pore mushrooms or with tomato sauce and sausage, mixed boards, fettuccine, soups, home made cakes, local wines, soft drinks and local liqueurs.


Take the highway A24 Roma-l’Aquila and exit at Assergi. After a few dozen meters, take the junction to Teramo (SS17bis) and continue up to Campo Imperatore, where you find a wide parking spot.

Leave there your vehicle and take the wide path toward the Astronomic Observatory's dom. Just passed that Observatory  you find a junction with a sign.

Turn left to the Hut (if you turn right, you go toward Mount Aquila). 

Continue for about 40 minutes along the comfortable uphill path, that zigzags up to the Duca degli Abruzzi hut.