Explore the places of the inventor of “Vespa”,  engineer  Corradino D’Ascanio. The great discovery from Popoli riding the contemporary Vespa. We will cross (Pescara where he realized the first helicopter, Chieti where he studied before moving to the Polytechnic in Torino, Pescosansonesco where lived Pietro Trojani, his friend and his financier, Popoli where he was born and lived for many years) – the cities that have seen the  achievements of Corradino, from the initial failures to the huge success of Piaggio. D’Ascanio was also the inventor of  the helicopter, as well as many other discoveries useful for the daily life. Our tour will match the history with the beauties  of the nature and  also trekking.

Type of soil:
Paved roads, some tracks on dirt roads or gravel paths

Technical equipment

How to get there:
exit tollgate A14 Pescara/Francavilla al mare railway station of Pescara/Francavilla al mare Abruzzo Airport

Included / not included:

Hospitality in HB in double room
help line
1 Vespa rental for 2 person (fuel excluded)
health and luggage insurance
trip cancellation insurance for the worthy cause
luggage transfer
tourist tax
everything not listed in ”included”



(For complete information and tour details, please check travel documents)

First day
Title : Arrival in Pescara/Francavilla al Mare
Description : Arrival in the hotel and briefing with a guide,Vespe 125 cc Piaggio test. Dinner and overnight.

Second day
Title : Pescara/Francavilla al Mare – Chieti
Description : This tour provides us the possibility to discover the coast territory, as well as the hinterland of this area with its main town Chieti. The urban trekking allows us to explore te city, and its historic centre. In the evening there are different places where you can taste the typical cuisine of Abruzzo, especially in the area of Porta Pescara. Dinner and overnight.
KM Stage : 51
Third day
Title : Chieti – Pescosansonesco
Description : Today we depart from Chieti and reach Pescosansonesco, situated on the south-east slope of Italian Gran Sasso. The habited area rises on the oriental slopes of Pizzo Della Croce, we will reach it riding along the old Tiburtina and reach finally Castiglione a Casauria where we stop for our trekking part, that leads us the “Santuario di Pescosansonesco”. Dinner and overnight.
KM Stage : 45
Quarter day
Title : Pescosansonesco – Popoli
Description : We will move along the mountain on a pleasant and not so frequented road that leads us to valle Tirino. Our route continues to Capestrano, Capodacqua and then Ofena. Moreover we will visit the museum of Corradino D’Ascanio and it will conclude this historical trip. Dinner and overnight .
KM Stage : 45
Fifth day
Title : Departure
Description : After breakfast, end of services and departure towards your destinations.

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A few days before departure, only if you have paid the balance, you will receive by mail the final travel document with information and useful information.