Monti Sibillini National Park - Umbria

Monti Sibillini National Park - Umbria

NATIONAL PARK OF THE SIBILLINI MOUNTAINS

The Sibillini Mountains National Park extends into the provinces of Ascoli Piceno, Macerata and Perugia.

The first instituting decree of the Sibillini National Park dates back to February 3, 1990 with subsequent modification of the D.P.R. of 6 August 1993.

This large limestone massif between Umbria and Marche is not only a fault, but is, perhaps first of all, the "Road of the Fairies", a trace left by legendary creatures fleeing from Castelluccio after nights of dances and mysteries. In fact, the best definition for the Sibillini mountains is probably"ApenninesMagic"magical because no other Italian mountain is surrounded by so many legends, almost all of medieval origin.

Among the characteristics of this mountain group you can find the most diverse shapes, from the great wide ridges typical of limestone mountains, to the steep walls, from the great karst plateaus to the narrow and deep gorges carved by the waters. peaks that exceed 2000 meters such as Monte Carrier and Monte Sibilla; the rocks are calcareous, born from the shallows of ancient warm seas, karst and glacial phenomena are found almost everywhere, highlighted by the numerous sinkholes, sinkholes and caves.

At 1940 meters high, at the foot of Mount Carrier, there is Lake Pilate which for centuries has attracted magicians and followers of the occult. According to the legend, the Roman governor of Palestine who had Christ crucified would have died in these icy waters dragged there by demons, who would still live there.

In 1953, science discovered that only a small red crustacean lives in the lake that cannot be found anywhere else, the chirocephalus of Marchesoni.

In ancient times, access to the lake was forbidden, and it is said that the inhabitants of Norcia sacrificed the life of a convict taken from jails every year, for a long time, to ensure that the city was spared from natural disasters.

Not far away, under Mount Sibilla opened (now it is closed by a landslide) the "cave of the Sibyl"where according to Virgil Aeneas went. Considered to be a magical place of delights, the cave always attracted many onlookers; legend has it that the Sibyl attracted errant knights, who, after having passed hard tests, were welcomed there for a year, but at the end of this period they were condemned to eternal damnation.


Monti Sibillini National Park

The Sibillini National Park established in 1993 covers an area of ​​71,437 hectares between Umbria and Marche. The part pertaining to the Umbrian region is 17,790 hectares and includes the municipalities of Norcia and Preci.

Faunistic and vegetational heritage

In the Sibillini area there is an exceptional biodiversity of fauna and vegetation species with notable examples of endemisms such as the chirocephalus Marehesoni, a crustacean that lives exclusively in Lake Pilato and the rock partridge, an animal symbol of the Park, present here in a larger variety of those known. To signal the presence of the wolf, the golden eagle and other diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey.
As far as the vegetation is concerned, there are woods of hornbeam, downy oak, maple and turkey oak. Beech formations extended, including Macchia Cavaliera. There is also the presence of very rare plants and flowers such as sedge and genepm of the Apennines. The splendid flowering of the Piani di Castelluccio is known to all and is repeated every year in June.

A territory between history and mysticism itinerary between norcia, cascia and preci

Nature, art, history and culture. Medieval villages, castles, towers, abbeys. Also mystical land. St. Benedict, patron of Europe and founder of Western monasticism, was born in Norcia, a city enclosed within the walls with notable historical monuments (the basilica of San Benedetto, the Cathedral, the Castellina). Preci, a medieval village, dominates the Castoriana Valley where is theAbbey of Sant'Eutizio. Another great daughter of this land is Saint Rita venerated in Cascia whose sanctuary is a destination for pilgrimages.

Rivers and streams with fresh and pure waters, set in enchanting valleys. These are the waterways of the Park, all tributaries of the Nera. From the Sibillini mountains theUssita embedded in a narrow and picturesque valley. From Terminillo il Corno, kingdom of trout and otter, frequented by rafting lovers for its impetuous currents. It reaches Triponzo after having received the waters of the Sordo which crosses the plain of Santa Scolastica near Norcia.

The valley of Fosso San Lazzaro and the Lu Cugnunto waterfall

A corner of unspoiled and spectacular nature: woods, gorges, canyons and the sparkling water of the Lu Cugnuntu waterfall, 25 m high. This awaits those who enter the valley of San Lazzaro in Valloncello, in a place already known at the beginning of the 13th century. for its waters considered medicinal used by the monks of a leper colony built on the site.

A succession of canyons, narrow valleys, lush vegetation and many karst springs, the Castoriana valley represents one of the most evocative environments of the Sibillini Park and one of the natural gates on the Valnerina. It is also considered the mystical valley because it is here that theAbbey of Sant'Eutizio, built in the fifth century. by Syrian monks and known for the surgical school that operated throughout Europe.

Lake of Pilato - Cave of the Sibyl

Myths and legends envelop the mountains of the Park, often evoked by the names of the places: the via delle Fate, the gorge of the Infernaccio, the Devil's lace. In a cave of Mount Carrier, frequented by necromancers, knights, since ancient times it is believed that the mythical Sibyl. In a depression of the same mountain is the lake of Pilato, a small body of water where tradition has it that Pontius Pilate threw himself.

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"Umbria. Green heart of Italy. Umbria of waters and parks, Tourist Promotion Agency of Umbria, Perugia, p. 72, by kind permission.


Monti Sibillini National Park: what the new headquarters will look like

The new headquarters will be in wood, on a single floor, with a total width of 700 square meters. It is a completely removable structure integrated into the landscape: for laying it was not used concrete but wood and native plants, to favor the grip of the roots and the stability of the soil. The building, then, is equipped with a photovoltaic system for the production of energy.

The logo of the park authority has been used in the profile of the structure, which in turn traces the trend of the mountain peaks.

"A sign of the Park's attention to environmental values, which cannot be renounced in a protected area. The 2016 earthquake made the institution's institutional headquarters unusable, resulting in the dislocation of the offices in host structures, which I sincerely thank, located between Visso, Tolentino and Foligno, and then all returned to Visso in containers made available by the Municipality, which his closeness has never made us miss. It was essential not only for the park to come out of those containers, but for it to be operational and functional again within a stable, well-organized and quality site, where we could continue our work. And for
Visso and the whole territory is a sign of hope, because the Park continues to represent a point of reference, for local authorities and for the people of these places, and the new headquarters also symbolizes the sense of a reconstruction that goes on and on. ", Declared the President of the organization, Andrea Spaterna.

The offices are still in the process of being relocated, which will be fully completed ad April.


Flora and fauna

The flora and fauna are very rich. There are, among mammals, the wild cat (Felis silvestris), theporcupine (Hystrix cristata), the wolf (Canis lupus), the roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) and recently reintroduced the Abruzzo chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica Sub. Ornata) and the deer (cervus elaphus). Also noteworthy are the sightings of Marsican brown bears (ursus arctos marsicanus) linked to attacks on hives by domestic bees. However, this is almost certainly a wandering male from the Abruzzo Apennines.

Among the birds, there areGolden Eagle, the eagle owl, the peregrine falcon and reintroduced it rock partridge(Alectoris graeca).

Among the reptiles the viper dell’Orsini and the common viper.

In the area of ​​Mount Carrier there are two endemics, the beetle Duvalius ruffoi and, in the waters of Lake Pilate, the chirocephalus of Marchesoni, a small crustacean.

The vegetation is typical of the Apennine area, with a prevalence of deciduous trees at low altitudes which then give way to the beech forest and, higher up, to pasture. Of note as floristic species are theviola by Eugenia (Viola eugeniae), the genepì of the Apennines (Artemisia petrosa sup. Eriantha), thedistorted adonis (Adonis Distorta), the gentian lutea (Gentiana lutea), la Neapolitan gentian (Gentiana Sp.), Lapotentilla (various), the martagon lily (Lilium martagon), the ramno (Ramnus alpina) (Ramnus catartica), thebear grapes (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), the Nigritella widderi Teppner et E. Klein, thevillous androsacea and theEdelweiss of the Sibylline (Leontopodium nivale).


Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Description
    • 2.1 Orography
    • 2.2 Hydrography
      • 2.2.1 Lake of Pilate
    • 2.3 Municipalities
    • 2.4 Access
  • 3 Environment
    • 3.1 Flora
    • 3.2 Fauna
      • 3.2.1 Mammals
      • 3.2.2 Birds
      • 3.2.3 Reptiles
      • 3.2.4 Crustaceans
  • 4 Tourism
    • 4.1 Types of tourism offered by the Sibillini
    • 4.2 Accommodation facilities
    • 4.3 The Great Ring of the Sibillini
    • 4.4 Events
  • 5 Notes
  • 6 Bibliography
  • 7 Related items
  • 8 Other projects
  • 9 External links

It covers an area of ​​approximately 71,437 hectares, on a mainly mountainous terrain. The predominant landscape is that of the limestone massif of the Apennine chain, which in this area acts as a link between the softer forms of the northern Apennines and the maximum heights of Abruzzo, also taking on severe and steep features.

An eastern and a western slope descend from the main axis of the Apennine ridge. The first is characterized by a great variety of landscapes and natural environments. The valley bottoms of rivers and streams are divided into narrow and impressive gorges (such as the suggestive Gole dell'Infernaccio), created by telluric activities and erosion. Higher up, numerous woods (especially beech woods) surround the Apennine valleys with a prevalent north-south trend. The western side slopes gently towards Umbria with a subsequent series of high-altitude depressions, the famous Piani di Castelluccio.

Orography Edit

The highest mountain, as well as the highest peak in the Marche, is Monte Carrier which with its 2476 m dominates Castelluccio. There are numerous peaks that exceed 2000 meters, including:

  • Cima del Redentore (2448 m)
  • Pizzo del Diavolo (2410 m)
  • Monte Priora (2332 m)
  • Pizzo Berro (2260 m)
  • Monte Porche (2233 m)
  • Monte Argentella (2201 m)
  • Monte Sibilla (2173 m)
  • Monte Bove (2169 m)
  • Borghese Palace (2119 m)
  • Pizzo Tre Vescovi (2092 m)

Hydrography Edit

In the territory of the park four main rivers are born:

Lake of Pilate Edit

Located between the impervious and vertical walls immediately below the top of Mount Carrier, Lake Pilato is one of the very few alpine-type glacial lakes in the Apennines and the only lake of natural origin in the Marche. The size and flow of water depend on rainfall and the melting of snow, which cover the surface of the water mirror for most of the year until the beginning of summer. Depending on the water level, the lake can appear single, or divided into two basins, hence the nickname "lake with glasses". It hosts a particular endemism, the Marchesoni's chirocephalus: a small red crustacean measuring 9-12 millimeters and swimming with its belly facing upwards. In popular tradition it takes its name from the legend according to which the body of Pontius Pilate sentenced to death by Tiberius ended up in its waters. The body, closed in a sack, was entrusted to a cart of buffaloes left free to wander aimlessly and would have fallen into the lake from the sharp crest of the Cima del Redentore.

Municipalities Edit

  • Macerata
    • Bolognola
    • Castelsantangelo sul Nera
    • Cessapalombo
    • Fiastra
    • Pieve Torina
    • San Ginesio
    • Ussita
    • Valfornace
    • Visso
  • Ascoli Piceno
    • Arquata del Tronto
    • Montegallo
    • Montemonaco
  • Stop
    • Loving it
    • Montefortino
  • Perugia
    • Norcia
    • Preci

Access Edit

  • Amandola, easily reachable from the Marche, it gives access to the eastern side of the chain and to the Ambro and Tenna valleys.
  • Arquata del Tronto gives access to Monte Vettore for those coming from the SS 4.
  • Norcia allows you to access the Castelluccio plains.
  • Visso access to Val Nerina and Monte Bove.
  • Fiastra gives access to the northern sector of the park.

Flora Edit

  • Edelweiss (Leontopodium)
  • Alpine anemone
  • Orchids (Orchid)
  • Mountain asphodel (Asphodelus macrocarpus)
  • Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
  • Beech tree (Fagus)
  • White maple

Fauna Edit

Mammals Edit

  • Marsican brown bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus), present sporadically.
  • Apennine chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata), reintroduced in 2008 [2].
  • Deer (Cervus elaphus), reintroduced in 2005.
  • Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)
  • Boar (Sus scrofa)
  • Apennine wolf (Canis lupus italicus)
  • Wild cat (Felis silvestris)
  • Rate (Meles meles)
  • Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
  • Hare (Lepus europaeus)
  • Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris meridionalis)
  • Dormouse (Glis glis)
  • Porcupine (Hystrix cristata)
  • Weasel (Mustela nivalis)

Birds Edit

  • Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
  • Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
  • Owl (Athene noctua)
  • Green woodpecker (Picus viridis)
  • Tawny owl (Strix aluco)
  • Long-eared owl (Asio otus)
  • Eagle owl (Bubo bubo)
  • Rock partridge (Alectoris graeca)

Reptiles Edit

  • Grass snake (Natrix natrix)
  • Common viper (Vipera aspis)
  • Vipera dell'Orsini (Vipera ursinii)
  • Orbettino (Anguis fragilis)
  • Green lizard (Lacerta bilineata)

Shellfish Edit

Types of tourism offered by the Sibillini Edit

The Sibillini can offer different types of tourist activities.

Food and wine tourism, the most important and interesting in the Marche region, is encouraged and increased thanks to the presence of the black truffle, but the Sibillini Park is a crossroads of other ancient gastronomic traditions, the result of the union between the pastoral civilization, the butchery (of which Umbria is the undisputed capital) and agriculture, which resists with some symbolic productions, such as the lentil of Castelluccio. The Sibillini Mountains also produce extraordinary cured meats (coppa di testa, loin and capocolli, salami and hams), cheeses linked to transhumance (Pecorino), ricotta (fresh or seasoned) and, to a lesser extent, goat or mixed. The list of gastronomic riches continues with ancient varieties of apples, (such as the pink apples of the Sibillini, an ancient fruit protagonist of the "Sibillini in Rosa" festival, in Montedinove, province of Ascoli Piceno, of which the Roman poet Orazio also speaks), excellent productions of honey, mushrooms, chestnuts, chickpeas, cicerchie, fresh water trout, flour, wood-fired bread, biscuits and, finally, the two traditional after-meals of the area: Mistrà and cooked wine.

The tourism of the villages finds a very rich offer consisting of the suggestive historic centers of medieval origin that characterize all the municipalities of the area. However, ancient villages can also be considered the fractions, partly abandoned. The churches, hermitages, parish churches and monasteries, spread in extraordinary quantities throughout the territory, could encourage the third type of tourism, that religious and cultural. Furthermore, it is possible to practice sports tourism especially in the forms of trekking, equestrian and winter tourism.

It constitutes an opportunity for the Sibillini, also the spa tourism. On this front, the spas that are located in or near the territory of the Sibillini are the spas of Acquasanta, in the province of Ascoli Piceno and those of Sarnano, in the province of Macerata. The Sibillini can also attract the category of families with children who need adequate environments in which children can have fun and spend time in safety. Furthermore, the MICE segment, organizing conferences and congresses associated with tastings of typical products.

Accommodation facilities Edit

The park hosts several tourist information centers, with documentation functions and thematic insights. [3]

The Deer and Wildlife Rescue Center and the Visitor Center and wildlife area of ​​the Apennine Chamois, respectively in Castelsantangelo sul Nera and in Fiastra, host some specimens of deer and chamois in conditions similar to the natural ones, which can be seen during visits.

The Anthropogeographic Museum di Amandola is dedicated to the variety of the natural landscapes of the Sibillini and their relationship with the life of man in these lands. [4]

THE Visitor Centers and the Houses of the Park they are thematic spaces that play both the role of tourist reception and that of environmental education. Inside them it is possible to buy maps and guides and book visits and explorations in the territory of the park. These structures are housed in Amandola, Arquata del Tronto, Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Cessapalombo, Fiastra-Acquacanina, Montefortino, Montemonaco, Norcia, Preci and Visso.

The Great Ring of the Sibillini Edit

The Great Ring of the Sibillini it is an excursion route of about 120 km, which extends over the entire extension of the Monti Sibillini National Park. It can be traveled on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike and in its trekking version it is divided into nine daily stages (of about 12 km on average) to be completed in succession: you can start from any of the planned stages and you can cover both clockwise and anti-clockwise. The entire route is marked by dedicated signs and various guides and maps are available on the market with the route for each stage. The park authority has renovated several shelters along the path, which serve as refreshment and accommodation points for tourists. [5]

Edit Events

On 22 May 2003, on the occasion of the International Day of Biodiversity, the Sibillini National Park was awarded the Golden Panda for the realization of the project Reconstitution of Shrubs and reintroduction of the mountain pine and silver fir.

With the Golden Panda, the WWF wants to enhance "good practices" in the field of species and habitat protection, promoting the many experiences, often little known, of environmental conservation interventions. Of the 41 projects that participated in the competition, 18 were those promoted by parks or nature reserves, 9 by the provinces and 3 by the State Forestry Corps.


Index

  • 1 History
  • 2 Description
    • 2.1 Orography
    • 2.2 Hydrography
      • 2.2.1 Lake of Pilate
    • 2.3 Municipalities
    • 2.4 Access
  • 3 Environment
    • 3.1 Flora
    • 3.2 Fauna
      • 3.2.1 Mammals
      • 3.2.2 Birds
      • 3.2.3 Reptiles
      • 3.2.4 Crustaceans
  • 4 Tourism
    • 4.1 Types of tourism offered by the Sibillini
    • 4.2 Accommodation facilities
    • 4.3 The Great Ring of the Sibillini
    • 4.4 Events
  • 5 Notes
  • 6 Bibliography
  • 7 Related items
  • 8 Other projects
  • 9 External links

It covers an area of ​​approximately 71,437 hectares, on a mainly mountainous terrain. The predominant landscape is that of the limestone massif of the Apennine chain, which in this area acts as a link between the softer forms of the northern Apennines and the maximum heights of Abruzzo, also taking on severe and steep features.

An eastern and a western slope descend from the main axis of the Apennine ridge. The first is characterized by a great variety of landscapes and natural environments. The valley bottoms of rivers and streams are divided into narrow and impressive gorges (such as the suggestive Gole dell'Infernaccio), created by telluric activities and erosion. Higher up, numerous woods (especially beech woods) surround the Apennine valleys with a prevalent north-south trend. The western side slopes gently towards Umbria with a subsequent series of high-altitude depressions, the famous Piani di Castelluccio.

Orography Edit

The highest mountain, as well as the highest peak in the Marche, is Monte Carrier which with its 2476 m dominates Castelluccio. There are numerous peaks that exceed 2000 meters, including:

  • Cima del Redentore (2448 m)
  • Pizzo del Diavolo (2410 m)
  • Monte Priora (2332 m)
  • Pizzo Berro (2260 m)
  • Monte Porche (2233 m)
  • Monte Argentella (2201 m)
  • Monte Sibilla (2173 m)
  • Monte Bove (2169 m)
  • Borghese Palace (2119 m)
  • Pizzo Tre Vescovi (2092 m)

Hydrography Edit

In the territory of the park four main rivers are born:

Lago di Pilato Edit

Located between the impervious and vertical walls immediately below the top of Mount Carrier, Lake Pilato is one of the very few alpine-type glacial lakes in the Apennines and the only lake of natural origin in the Marche. The size and flow of water depend on rainfall and the melting of snow, which cover the surface of the water mirror for most of the year until the beginning of summer. Depending on the water level, the lake can appear single, or divided into two basins, hence the nickname "lake with glasses". It hosts a particular endemism, the Marchesoni chirocephalus: a small red crustacean measuring 9-12 millimeters and swimming with its belly facing upwards. In popular tradition it takes its name from the legend according to which the body of Pontius Pilate sentenced to death by Tiberius ended up in its waters. The body, closed in a sack, was entrusted to a cart of buffaloes left free to wander aimlessly and would have fallen into the lake from the sharp crest of the Cima del Redentore.

Municipalities Edit

  • Macerata
    • Bolognola
    • Castelsantangelo sul Nera
    • Cessapalombo
    • Fiastra
    • Pieve Torina
    • San Ginesio
    • Ussita
    • Valfornace
    • Visso
  • Ascoli Piceno
    • Arquata del Tronto
    • Montegallo
    • Montemonaco
  • Stop
    • Loving it
    • Montefortino
  • Perugia
    • Norcia
    • Preci

Access Change

  • Amandola, easily reachable from the Marche, it gives access to the eastern side of the chain and to the Ambro and Tenna valleys.
  • Arquata del Tronto gives access to Monte Vettore for those coming from the SS 4.
  • Norcia allows you to access the Castelluccio plains.
  • Visso access to Val Nerina and Monte Bove.
  • Fiastra gives access to the northern sector of the park.

Flora Edit

  • Edelweiss (Leontopodium)
  • Alpine anemone
  • Orchids (Orchid)
  • Mountain asphodel (Asphodelus macrocarpus)
  • Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
  • Beech tree (Fagus)
  • White maple

Fauna Edit

Mammals Edit

  • Marsican brown bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus), present sporadically.
  • Apennine chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata), reintroduced in 2008 [2].
  • Deer (Cervus elaphus), reintroduced in 2005.
  • Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)
  • Boar (Sus scrofa)
  • Apennine wolf (Canis lupus italicus)
  • Wild cat (Felis silvestris)
  • Rate (Meles meles)
  • Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
  • Hare (Lepus europaeus)
  • Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris meridionalis)
  • Dormouse (Glis glis)
  • Porcupine (Hystrix cristata)
  • Weasel (Mustela nivalis)

Birds Edit

  • Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
  • Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
  • Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
  • Owl (Athene noctua)
  • Green woodpecker (Picus viridis)
  • Tawny owl (Strix aluco)
  • Long-eared owl (Asio otus)
  • Eagle owl (Bubo bubo)
  • Rock partridge (Alectoris graeca)

Reptiles Edit

  • Grass snake (Natrix natrix)
  • Common viper (Vipera aspis)
  • Vipera dell'Orsini (Vipera ursinii)
  • Orbettino (Anguis fragilis)
  • Green lizard (Lacerta bilineata)

Crustaceans Edit

Types of tourism offered by the Sibillini Modify

The Sibillini can offer different types of tourist activities.

Food and wine tourism, the most important and interesting in the Marche region, is encouraged and increased thanks to the presence of the black truffle, but the Sibillini Park is a crossroads of other ancient gastronomic traditions, the result of the union between the pastoral civilization, the butchery (of which Umbria is the undisputed capital) and agriculture, which resists with some symbolic productions, such as the lentil of Castelluccio. The Sibillini Mountains also produce extraordinary cured meats (coppa di testa, loin and capocolli, salami and hams), cheeses linked to transhumance (Pecorino), ricotta (fresh or seasoned) and, to a lesser extent, goat or mixed. The list of gastronomic riches continues with ancient varieties of apples, (such as the pink apples of the Sibillini, an ancient fruit protagonist of the "Sibillini in Rosa" festival, in Montedinove, province of Ascoli Piceno, of which the Roman poet Orazio also speaks), excellent productions of honey, mushrooms, chestnuts, chickpeas, cicerchie, fresh water trout, flour, wood-fired bread, biscuits and, finally, the two traditional end-meals of the area: Mistrà and cooked wine.

The tourism of the villages finds a very rich offer consisting of the suggestive historic centers of medieval origin that characterize all the municipalities of the area. However, ancient villages can also be considered the fractions, partly abandoned. The churches, hermitages, parish churches and monasteries, spread in extraordinary quantities throughout the territory, could encourage the third type of tourism, that religious and cultural. Furthermore, it is possible to practice sports tourism especially in the forms of trekking, equestrian and winter tourism.

It constitutes an opportunity for the Sibillini, also the spa tourism. On this front, the spas that are located in or near the Sibillini area are the spas of Acquasanta, in the province of Ascoli Piceno and those of Sarnano, in the province of Macerata. The Sibillini can also attract the category of families with children who need adequate environments in which children can have fun and spend time in safety. Furthermore, the MICE segment, organizing conferences and congresses associated with tastings of typical products.

Accommodations Edit

The park hosts several tourist information centers, with documentation functions and thematic studies. [3]

The Deer and Wildlife Rescue Center and the Visitor Center and wildlife area of ​​the Apennine Chamois, respectively in Castelsantangelo sul Nera and in Fiastra, host some specimens of deer and chamois in conditions similar to the natural ones, which can be seen during visits.

The Anthropogeographic Museum di Amandola is dedicated to the variety of the natural landscapes of the Sibillini and their relationship with the life of man in these lands. [4]

THE Visitor Centers and the Houses of the Park they are thematic spaces that play both the role of tourist reception and that of environmental education. Inside them it is possible to buy maps and guides and book visits and explorations in the territory of the park. These structures are housed in Amandola, Arquata del Tronto, Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Cessapalombo, Fiastra-Acquacanina, Montefortino, Montemonaco, Norcia, Preci and Visso.

The Great Ring of the Sibillini Edit

The Great Ring of the Sibillini it is an excursion route of about 120 km, which extends over the entire extension of the Monti Sibillini National Park. It can be traveled on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike and in its trekking version it is divided into nine daily stages (of about 12 km on average) to be completed in succession: you can start from any of the planned stages and you can cover both clockwise and anti-clockwise. The entire route is marked by dedicated signs and various guides and maps are available on the market with the route for each stage. The park authority has renovated several shelters along the path, which serve as refreshment and accommodation points for tourists. [5]

Events Edit

On 22 May 2003, on the occasion of the International Day of Biodiversity, the Sibillini National Park was awarded the Golden Panda for the realization of the project Reconstitution of Shrubs and reintroduction of the mountain pine and silver fir.

With the Golden Panda, the WWF wants to enhance "good practices" in the field of protection of species and habitats, promoting the many experiences, often little known, of environmental conservation interventions. Of the 41 projects that participated in the competition, 18 were promoted by parks or nature reserves, 9 by the provinces and 3 by the State Forestry Corps.


Video: Cosa accade lungo un sentiero del Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini