The sulfur waters of Lavino

Scafa, Italy

Experience hosted by Matteo

3.5 hours, Hosted in Italian and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes drinks and transportation

What you'll do

The experience program includes an excursion on the sulfur waters of the Lavino. The meeting point will be at the parking lot above the park.From the meeting point the excursion / walk will begin which will take place along the path of the Park, through the splendid and multi-chromatic sulphurous lakes, overlooking the Lavino River, trying to explain the nature of the contact with the sulphurous chalky formation, purchasing the wonderful colors of purple turquoise. The visit unwinds from the ponds inside the Park, giving a glimpse of the banks of the river, of the geological deposits emerging, of visible forms. The path ends at the old Mulino, in the past it was the site of a small hydroelectric power station that supplied green energy to the nearby Scafa cement plant. From the old mill you will come back following the cycle path and go up to the parking lot (initial incotro point).
Other things to note
The path itself is accessible to all, but there are still brecciated paths, for which the use of trekking shoes is recommended; most stretches are in shadow, but it is still advisable to have a sunscreen with you.
The experience program includes an excursion on the sulfur waters of the Lavino. The meeting point will be at the parking lot above the park.From the meeting point the excursion / walk will begin which will take place along the path of the Park, through the splendid and multi-chromatic sulphurous lakes, overlooking the Lavino River, trying to explain the nature of the contact with the sulphurous chalky formation, purchasing the wonderful colors o…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottles of water
  • Transport
    I can keep out max Teo person

Meet your host, Matteo

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 5 Reviews
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Hi everyone, I'm Matteo Mirabilio, geologist, graduated with honors from the University of Bologna, with a passion for outdoor and hiking. I wish I could combine my professional skills with the desire to make the geological-naturalistic beauties of the Abruzzo Region known. On this excursion along the sulfur waters of the Lavino, we will discover the magic of the colors that these waters can give to a semi-anthropised landscape, a small unspoilt corner; we will discover the reason for these colors by explaining the rocks that contaminate them (starting from 5 Ma from years ago until today), the use of this resource in the past and why it is important to protect it. He hoped he could do it with humility and a touch of irony.
Hi everyone, I'm Matteo Mirabilio, geologist, graduated with honors from the University of Bologna, with a passion for outdoor and hiking. I wish I could combine my professional skills with the desire to make the geological-naturalistic beauties of the Abruzzo Region known. On this excursion along the sulfur waters of the Lavino, we will discover the magic of the colors that these waters can give to a semi-anthropised landscape, a small unspoilt corner; we will discover the reason for these colo…
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Sat, 31 Jul
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Sun, 1 Aug
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Fri, 6 Aug
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Where you'll be

The excursion will take place within the protected natural area. The park takes its name from the Lavino river, whose sulphurous waters are of a wonderful color between blue and turquoise. The Lavino river originates from the Vallone di Santo Spirito, the northern area of the Majella mountain massif and, after having passed Scafa, it is thrown into the waters of the Pescara river. It is a suggestive complex, a palette of colors thanks to the ponds.

Rated 4.40 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Patrizia
July 2020
Matteo è una persona fantastica molto preparata e pronta a dare consigli anche per altre esperienze in base alla scelta di vacanza che si vuole fare. Il parco invece non è stato all’altezza delle aspettative. Farei volentieri un altra escursione con Matteo
Matteo è una persona fantastica molto preparata e pronta a dare consigli anche per altre esperienze in base alla scelta di vacanza che si vuole fare. Il parco invece non è stato a…
Michele
August 2019
Matteo ‘è una persona seria e competente. Raccomandiamo la proposta a chi non si accontenta di spiagge e sole e desidera scoprire l’entroterra tanto suggestivo quanto vicino. Grazie a Matteo anche da parte dei miei figli Giorgio e Andrea!
Gloria
August 2020
è stata una bella passeggiata ma dura di meno di quanto è previsto.
Matilde
August 2019
Esperienza incredibile.Non perdetevela.
Marco
August 2019
Esperienza interessante,escursione facile adatta anche ai bambini.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Backpack

Replacement shirt