Starting from Case Catalano you can spend a pleasant day with your dog visiting the characteristic villages of the Majella National Park area.
You need hiking shoes, water, a hat and a small snack. For your dog a collar, an H type or Norwegian type dog harness (there is a fountain in Roccacaramanico and Passo San Leonardo). The first village you can reach by car is Sant’Eufemia (Valle Giumentina – Caramanico – Sant’Eufemia), about 25 km distant.
You will enter the Majella National Park and you will see the imposing Majella massif to the east, facing the Morrone mountain, an ideal environment for the Apennine Wolf. Sant’Eufemia is an obligatory stop because you will find excellent mozzarella and ricotta (you can order them and collect them on the way back or choose to eat them on the way). Continue to Roccacaramanico, a charming and characteristic mountain village recently renovated, which is the starting point for trekking. Immediately after the Roccacaramanico cemetery, take the path Q6 which slowly enters the forest and after 2 km, at the junction, you will find a path to the right named Q8, that leads directly to the Celidonio Refuge. With your 4-legged friend you will walk along the foothills of Mount Morrone with beautiful views of the most beautiful peaks of the Majella and, with a bit of luck, you’ll spot deers and roes, and, with a little bit more of luck, wolves and bears, (which there are) but you should at least leave early in the morning. The route, about 5 km (medium difficulty), lasts about 4 hours and arrives at Rifugio Celidonio. Before taking the road back, you can have a coffee and a sandwich at the bar.