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  • The first stage of the test drive of the new Mercedes Class A 250 and EQ Power: stop at the headquarters of the management of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. It is housed in the former convent of San Francesco (1300), in Assergi (photoservice Claudio Guaitoli)

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  • Driving the A Class 250 and EQ Power – the first plug-in hybrid in its segment for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer – along the Vasto road 86, towards the peaks of the massif and the Capannelle pass


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    Driving the A Class 250 and EQ Power – the first plug-in hybrid in its segment for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer – along the Vasto road 86, towards the peaks of the massif and the Capannelle pass


  • A shepherd dog leaves his flock to greet us as we pass through the pastures on the Vasto road 86, towards the Capannelle pass

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  • Stop in front of the small building dedicated to San Vincenzo Ferrer, which stands out over the meadows at the foot of the coniferous woods under the summit of Monte San Franco (2132 meters)


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    On the wooden pole there are signs for the paths that run through the slopes of the massif: from Pizzo Camarda to Monte Corvo and then to Corno Grande, with its 2912 meters, the peak that makes Gran Sasso the highest mountain group in the Apennines. In the background, the A-Class 250 EQ Power in front of the chapel of San Vincenzo Ferrer


  • On the wooden pole there are signs for the paths that run through the slopes of the massif: from Pizzo Camarda to Monte Corvo and then to Corno Grande, with its 2912 meters, the peak that makes Gran Sasso the highest mountain group in the Apennines. In the background, the A-Class 250 EQ Power in front of the chapel of San Vincenzo Ferrer

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  • On the hairpin bends of the road that descends from the Capannelle pass


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    On the road that descends from the Capannelle pass


  • On the road that descends from the Capannelle pass

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  • On the road that descends from the Capannelle pass


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    A section of the regional road 77 to Lake Campotosto, the second largest artificial basin in the EU, the Park is the third hydroelectric basin in Europe


  • A section of the regional road 77 to Lake Campotosto, the second largest artificial basin in the EU, the Park is the third hydroelectric basin in Europe

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  • A section of the regional road 77 to Lake Campotosto, the second largest artificial basin in the EU, the Park is the third hydroelectric basin in Europe


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    Stop on the shores of Lake Campotosto, the second largest artificial basin in the EU, the Park is the third largest hydroelectric basin in Europe


  • Stop on the shores of Lake Campotosto, the second largest artificial basin in the EU, the Park is the third largest hydroelectric basin in Europe

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  • Stop on the shores of Lake Campotosto, the second largest artificial basin in the EU, the Park is the third largest hydroelectric basin in Europe


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    Assunta Perilli, ambassador of the park, in front of her weaving shop in Campotosto. Assunta abandoned her career as an archaeologist to engage in the recovery of local artisan activities. In the name of sustainability: through the use of a late 19th century loom, and wool from sheep reared in the park, carded and then colored with wild flowers


  • Assumed in his weaving workshop in Campotosto. Assunta abandoned her career as an archaeologist to engage in the recovery of local artisan activities. In the name of sustainability: through the use of a late 19th century loom, and wool from sheep reared in the park, carded and then colored with wild flowers

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  • Assunta Perilli at work on the old wooden loom that she recovered and restored in her weaving workshop in Campotosto. Assunta abandoned her career as an archaeologist to engage in the recovery of local artisan activities. In the name of sustainability: through the use of a late 19th century loom, and wool from sheep reared in the park, carded and then colored with wild flowers


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    The Mercedes A-Class 250 EQ Power at a crossroads not far from Nerito, along the Vomano valley floor


  • Davide Peluzzi with another young guide in Nerito, in front of the poster with the maps of the local attraction: the new Bonatti Route, dedicated to the great mountaineer, after his death in 2011

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  • Mountaineer Davide Peluzzi loads the mountain equipment in the boot of the A-Class plug-in


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    Mountaineer Davide Peluzzi loads the mountain equipment in the boot of the A-Class plug-in


  • Davide Peluzzi shows the device that, in the high mountains, allows you to connect to satellite communications with a simple smartphone

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  • Elena Curcetti and the director of the Park, Alfonso Calzolaio, show a sheet of wax and honey from the first harvest of the apiary in the protected area of ​​Gran Sasso


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    The large display of the Mercedes, easy to read and really well designed, as it passes through the Gran Sasso tunnel on the way back to Rome

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