What to see in Rocca di Mezzo, a town in Abruzzo located in the province of L'Aquila, ideal for both summer holidays, thanks to the availability of trails for nature excursions, and for winter holidays, given that nearby there are the ski lifts and the ski slopes of Campo Felice and Ovindoli.
Located on the slopes of Monte Rotondo, Rocca di mezzo has a historic center on the San Calvario hill, which rises about 50 meters from the Rocche plateau, reaching a total of 1329 meters above sea level.
The inhabited center is divided into three parts, two of which on the San Calvario hill, while the third develops on the plateau.
The ancient village of medieval origins, which is located at the top of the San Calvario hill, has stone houses, steep alleys and a Baroque church, alongside which there is a square that is part of the pedestrian area.
Further down is the new inhabited center, built largely in the twentieth century, where there are some public buildings, including the old Town Hall, and private ones, including the former Art Nouveau Villa Cidonio.
In addition to this, in the lower part there are also numerous villas, as well as residential buildings and hotel structures.
The small museum of sacred art, housed in the sacristy of the church of Santa Maria della Neve, and the monumental cemetery of 1898 are worth a visit.
Among the recommended naturalistic excursions are those to be done walking on the slopes of Monte Rotondo, in addition to those to Piani di Pezza, while on the road leading to Secinaro there is the Anatella, a source located at the ends of the wooded slopes of Monte Sirente.
In May the daffodil festival takes place, with a parade of allegorical floats and an inflorescence of daffodils.