Abruzzo is known as the green region of Europe, it has many hidden places which are still untouched by mass tourism. There are various traditional medieval villages and hamlets where the residents continue to live off the land enjoying the slow pace of life.
Typical characteristics of these small Hamlets are houses very close to each other, with tiny winding streets and many steep stone stairways, intricately carved heavy wooden doors, and many dark roofs aged from years of burning fires.
The District Lands of the Baroni have kept more than others, its original appearance, in the "jewels architectures" that are nestled there, as in the continuation of a heroic relationship of men with the mountain, in the exceptional heights on which they stand, in a natural setting with endless grasslands and rural landscapes. The wonderful Medici village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio is at the heart of the district, but not least is Calascio, with its tower houses, dominated by the ancient fortress: the highest fort and spectacular view of the entire central Apennines. Castel del Monte, home of transhumance, Castelvecchio Calvisio, which is still recognisable as the ancient elliptical plant, and the fortified town of Carapelle Calvisio. The district is particularly significant from an agricultural point of view, still using traditional methods, legumes such as lentils of Santo Stefano di Sessanio. The Campo Imperatore pastures favor the production of Canestrato of Castel del Monte. Both products are appreciated Slow Food.