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Opi is a medieval village of 420 people (2015) in Abruzzo in the protected area of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park. It is part of the "Most Beautiful Villages in Italy". Opi is a well-known tourist centre, 7 km from the Macchiarvana cross-country ski trails.


The main street

Lovers of winter sports, especially cross-country skiing, frequent the medieval village especially in winter. Here in winter the snow always falls abundantly. Opi is a tourist destination at other times of the year thanks to the numerous cultural initiatives, the natural and architectural beauty, and the numerous cycle and pedestrian paths it offers. The town has several accommodation facilities.

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By car[edit]

Opi can be reached from the Marsica fucense (Pescina exit of the A25 motorway) and from the lower Sangro through the Marsicana state road 83 which crosses the Abruzzo National Park. Secondary accesses come from Cocullo (exit of the A25 motorway) through the Sannite state road 479 passing through the Valle del Sagittario and Scanno -Passo Godi, and from the Lazio region through the Forca d'Acero pass and the State Road 509.

By bus[edit]

Buses from Avezzano are managed by TUA bus lines.

Get around[edit]

Map of Opi

Walk - a very small (though steep) village.


  • 1 Old beech trees of the park, National park area of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise (Val Fondillo), +39 0863 91131, . The woods, located in the localities of Val Cervara, Selva Moricento, Coppo del Principe, Coppo del Morto, Cacciagrande and Valle Jancino (Val Fondillo), fall within the protected area of ​​the national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise in the municipalities of Lecce in the Marsi, Opi, Pescasseroli and Villavallelonga . They are considered among the most important old forests in the Northern Hemisphere. Recognized in 2017 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with plants over 500 years old, it is populated by protected animals such as the Marsican brown bear, the Apennine wolf, the chamois. Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park (Q1438999) on Wikidata Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 Visitor Center and Museum of the Suede (Centro visita e Museo del Camoscio), Old Town, +39 0863 910606, . The Apennine chamois museum with an adjoining wildlife area is located in the upper part of the town.
  • Ski and Mountain Museum (Museo dello Sci e della Montagna), Old Town, +39 0863 910606, . Museum housed in the municipal headquarters in the centre of the town.
  • 3 Museum of the Forest and of Man, Val Fondillo, +39 3319727262, . The museum is housed in the premises of the former sawmill of Val Fondillo, in the heart of the national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.


Walk in the Val Fondillo - delightful country with a possibility of seeing bears or wolves - but that means an early start.





Hotel Fresilia in the main street.


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