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Regional and National Parks

 

Nature lovers will not be disappointed in the Marche!

 
Although in the collective imagination the Marche region may usually be associated with hills and a rural landscape, it should not be forgotten that 30% of the region’s surface area is made up of mountainous terrain, offering visitors an environment that is still unspoilt and one of extraordinary natural beauty. Experiencing the mountains in the Marche not only means immersing oneself in unspoilt nature full of great summits, savage gorges, spectacular caves, wooded slopes and snow-capped peaks, but also encountering the testimonies left by monks and hermits, discovering ancient Picene, Roman, Longobard or Byzantine settlements and reliving the experience of a journey into the memory and the roots of this land, where the work of humankind integrates perfectly with nature.

In the Marche over 90,000 hectares, almost 10% of the regional surface area, is protected; this is almost totally made up of mountainous areas: two national parks (the Monti Sibillini National Park and the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park), four regional parks (Mount Conero, Sasso Simone e Simoncello, Monte San Bartolo and the Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi) six nature reserves (Abbadia di Fiastra, Montagna di Torricchio, Ripa Bianca, Sentina, Gola del Furlo and Monte San Vicino e Monte Canfaito), over 100 floristic areas, 103 locations listed in the Natura 2000 European Network of which 76 are Sites of Community Interest (SCI), 27 are Special Protection Areas (SPA) and 44 are Environmental Education Centres.

 
 
 

Regional and National Parks

 

Attractions along the route

Discover the attraction of National Park of Sibillini Mountains

National Park of Sibillini Mountains

The National Park of Sibillini Mountains covers an area of 70.000 hectares of protected land. It was established in 1993; the towns included in the park are...

Discover the attraction of Natural Regional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello

Natural Regional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello

The Natural Regional Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello covers an area of 4847 hectares of protected land; it was established in 1996; the towns included in...

Discover the attraction of National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga

National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga

The National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga covers an area of 150.000 hectares of protected land, 9.900 of which are in the Marche. It was established...

 
Discover the attraction of Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo

Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo

The Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo covers an area of 1600 hectares of protected land; it was established in 1994; the towns included in the park are Pesaro...

Discover the attraction of Regional Park of  Mount Conero

Regional Park of Mount Conero

The Regional Park of Mount Conero covers an area of about 6000 hectares of protected land; it was established in 1997; the towns included in the park are...

Discover the attraction of Natural Regional Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi

Natural Regional Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi

The Natural Regional Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi covers an area of 10.026 hectares of protected land; it was established in 1997; the towns included...

 
 
 
 

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