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  • Salvatore Fuda

National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise

Updated: May 13, 2021

The Abruzzo National Park is one of the oldest parks in Italy and thanks to a climate that is not excessively harsh it is possible to visit the park in any season. Every year it is visited by about one million tourists from both Italy and many foreign countries.The mountains of the Park present a varied and interesting landscape in which rounded peaks, typical of the Apennines, alternate. The rocks of the Park are mostly of limestone nature. Along the slopes and valleys of the Park you can admire the footprints of the glaciations that have left glacial cirques, moraines and erratic boulders on the Monti della Meta, Marsicano and Greco rivers to our days. The Park is home to a great variety of animals that once occupied a much larger range in the Apennines: species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and 4,764 species of insects, including important endemics, as well as an important vegetation and flora of every kind with 2,000 species of higher plants. The park extends into Lazio and Molise is approximately 50,500 hectares with a contiguous area of approximately 77,500 hectares.

The Park is one of the rare areas in Europe where it is possible to see the Marsican bear, the Abruzzo chamois, the wolf, the deer, the roe deer and the golden eagle.

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