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Parco dello Stelvio - Ortles

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Stelvio National Park was set up in 1935 to care for and improve plant life, increase wildlife and preserve the special geological formations, including the beauty of the Ortles-Cevedale mountain range, and also to promote the development of tourism in some of the loveliest valleys in the Alps.

The range of plant species in the park is particularly extensive.
Along a vertical line of 1000 metres, there is every altitudinal band of vegetation, from the conifer woods at the bottom of the valley to the snow areas with species which are resistant to the cold and which grow where the glaciers were.

Wildlife is one of the most spectacular attractions of the park. There are ibex goats, chamois, deer, roe deer and marmots, as well as numerous species of birds, including the eagle, which is the park’s symbol.

Provinces: BOLZANO, TRENTO, BRESCIA and SONDRIO
Number of communes: 22

Area: 134,619 hectares Information
Consorzio del Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, Via Roma 1, 23032 Bormio (SO)
tel. 0342 910100

Getting there
From Trento you take the SS 12 (the Brenner road) or the A 22 motorway going north as far as San Michele all’Adige (16 km). You continue on the SS 43 towards Mezzolombardo; at Rocchetta you enter the Non Valley and you go by Taio and Dermulo as far as Cles. At the Mostizzolo bridge, you enter the Sole Valley and you continue on the SS 42 for Caldés. A little before Malé you turn right for the Rabbi Valley going towards San Bernardo and Bagni di Rabbi. From here you reach the Cercena Valley and the Saènt Valley.

Geography
The park borders Switzerland in the north and has direct contact with the Swiss National Park for several kilometres in the Livigno Valley. In the south, in the Tonale Pass, it is connected to the Trento natural park of Adamello-Presenella, and through this, to the Lombardy regional park of Adamello. Thus, Stelvio National Park, which on its own is the largest in the whole of the Alps, is also the heart of an even vaster protected area covering a total of almost 400,000 hectares.

Excursions
Guided excursions in the valleys in the National Park with the help of Alpine guides from the “Ortles-Cevedale” Mountaineering School, with the chance to see some of the park’s wildlife.

Visits
Guided visits to museums and cultural centres.


Main cities
  • Bormio
  • Livigno
  • Passo Stelvio
  • Solda
  • Stelvio
  • Trafoi
  • Valdidentro
  • Valdisotto
  • Valfurva

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    Gran Paradiso and Valsavarenche

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    The Gran Paradiso is a high mountain park. Its woods are meagre because they grow between the natural upper limit (2000-2200 m) and the park’s boundary, which runs on average at 1500 metres.
    In common with almost all of the western Italian Alps, therefore, the park does not have typical forest wildlife such as deer, roe deer, wood grouse and mountain partridge. It does, however, have a considerable number of ibex goats, chamois and marmots. Bird species include eagles and eagle owls, as well as binconi, wood larks and ortolans.

    Provinces: TURIN and AOSTA Number of communes: 12 Area: 72,320 hectares

    Information Via della Rocca 47, Torino, tel. 011 817187

    Geography
    The Gran Paradiso was set up in 1922 and is the oldest national park in Italy. It stretches from Piedmont to Val d’Aosta in the Turin and Aosta provinces. The natural boundaries of the massif are the Dora Baltea and Orco Rivers, which run about 1000 metres below the administrative borders of the park.

    Excursions
    Alpine guides offer private excursions and excursions for schools and children and young people on holiday in the park. Riding lessons. School for Alpine skiing and glacier climbing.

    Visits
    The park has a visitor centre and tourist office. It has a permanent exhibition on the countryside and geomorphology and a teaching laboratory and projection room for schools which want to carry out educational projects in the park.

    Main cities
  • Alice Superiore
  • Alpette
  • Arnad
  • Bonne
  • Brosso
  • Bruil
  • Campiglia Soana
  • Castelnuovo Nigra
  • Ceresole Reale
  • Champlong
  • Chanavey
  • Chardoney
  • Chateau
  • Cogne
  • Colleretto Castelnuovo
  • Cuorgne'
  • Degioz
  • Donnas
  • Drusacco
  • Eaux - Rousses
  • Eaux Rousses
  • Epinel
  • Gerbelle
  • Gimillan
  • Hone
  • Issogne
  • Lillaz
  • Locana
  • Loranze' Alto
  • Mellier
  • Meugliano
  • Plan De Brun
  • Pont
  • Pont Canavese
  • Pont Saint Martin
  • Pontboset
  • Quincinetto
  • Rhemes Notre Dame
  • Rhemes Saint Georges
  • Ronco Canavese
  • Sparone
  • Traversella
  • Valgrisenche
  • Valnontey
  • Verres
  • Vico Canavese

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    Parco Dolomiti di Sesto - Tre Cime di Lavaredo

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    The Sesto Dolomites Natural Park covers the three communes of Dobbiaco (1240 m) in a lovely hollow in the Pusteria Valley, San Candido (1173 m) at the mouth of the Sesto Valley, and Sesto (1310 m), one of the most famous climbing areas in the Dolomites and situated in a valley with the gentle slopes of the Carnica range to the north-east and the Sesto Dolomites in the south-west. Some areas of the park are rocky, others gravelly, some are wooded and others have flowery meadows and larch trees. In the rocky and gravelly areas some of the most beautiful flowers in the Dolomites are to be found in the fissures and overhangs, such as the potentilla nitida and Alpine poppy. The wooded area has many different types of trees of which the most conspicuous is the Swiss mountain pine. In the wide meadows there are innumerable species of flowers including soldanelle, lilies of the valley, papradisie, edelweiss and red lilies. About 50 species of birds live in the park of which the undisputed monarch is the golden eagle. It is also home to those animals which need an undisturbed habitat such as chamois, roe deer, foxes, Alpine hares, stoats and martens.

    Province: BOLZANO Communes: Dobbiaco, Sesto and San Candido Area: 11,635 hectares

    Information
    Ufficio Parchi Naturali Bolzano, Via C. Battisti, 21, tel. 0471 994300

    Geography
    The Sesto Dolomites in the communes of Dobbiaco, Sesto and San Candido are the spurs of the north-eastern Dolomites. The highest of these are the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, (Cima Grande, 2999 m), the Rocca and Croda dei Baranci group, the Cima Dodici (3094 m), the Croda Rossa (2936 m) and the Punta Tre Scarperi (3152 m).

    Visits
    In Dobbiaco you should visit the parish church, which is an outstanding example of local baroque, and Castel Herbsten, one of its most beautiful old residences. San Candido Cathedral is regarded as the most important Romanesque building in the Tyrol and has frescoes by Michael Pacher and a carved wooden crucifixion group. Sesto has the Rudolf Stolz Museum and the terraced cemetery.

    Main cities

  • Auronzo Di Cadore
  • Cima Gogna
  • Dobbiaco
  • Dosoledo
  • Misurina
  • Padola
  • Palus San Marco
  • Passo Monte Croce Comelico
  • San Candido
  • Sesto Di Pusteria


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    Abruzzo national park

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    Although it is predominantly mountainous, the Abruzzo National Park is an integrated complex of natural habitats and animals in which there are also small local communities with strong cultural roots and traditions which are still very much alive today. The heart of the park is the primigenial Camosciara, a true natural sanctuary. This mountain amphitheatre is covered in many places with thick woodland, inhabited by the animals which are the symbol of the park, bounded by two valleys, the Fondillo and the Iannanghera, and crossed by the River Scerto and other waterways.
    About 2000 hectares of it is completely protected. The forest dominates the whole park, covering an area of almost 21,000 hectares. The most common tree is the beech but there are other species besides adding variety and interest – the mountain maple, the ash, the mountain sorb and the black pine of Villetta Barrea. The park’s most valuable asset, and which it exists to protect, however, is its wildlife, including the Marsica brown bear, the Abruzzo chamois, the Apennine wolf and the golden eagle. Nowadays there are 40 species of mammals, 300 kinds of birds and 30 different reptiles and amphibians.

    Provinces: L’AQUILA, FROSINONE and ISERNIA Number of communes: 18, in four geographical areas belonging to three regions (Abruzzo, Molise and Lazio) and three provinces (L’Aquila, Isernia and Frosinone). Area: 44,000 hectares + 60,000 hectares in other protected areas.

    Information
    Viale Tito Livio 12, Roma, tel. 06 35403331

    Getting there
    The A 25 Rome-Pescara motorway, exit at the Pescina toll booths on to the SS 83. After going round the south edge of the Fucino plain, the road turns towards the area before the park, touches Gioia dei Marsi and climbs. You enter the park from Gioia Vecchio. From the south, you reach the park on the SS 509 from the Comino valley.

    Geography
    The Abruzzo National Park is in the mountainous centre of Italy and is a kind of high altitude barycentre with complex, diverse natural properties. It covers areas of high valley (over 1000 metres) and rises to 2249 m on Mount Petroso. The dominant geographical features are the mountains and the whole associated system of the river or rain stream valleys of the Sangro, Sagittario, Melfa and Giovenco. The water system of the river valleys and lake basins, both natural and artificial, and regular and irregular; and glacial and karst features (caves, dolines and swallow holes) all work together to shape the environment.

    Excursions
    Marked routes leading visitors through particular areas start from all the towns in the park. There are 150 routes, most of them quite easy and taking about an hour. Some are more demanding and require some training, but what is particularly required is the spirit of discovery.

    Main cities

  • Alatri
  • Alfedena
  • Alvito
  • Aremogna
  • Balsorano
  • Barrea
  • Bisegna
  • Broccostella
  • Casamari
  • Civita D'antino
  • Civitella Alfedena
  • Civitella Roveto
  • Collepardo
  • Isola Del Liri
  • Opi
  • Pescasseroli
  • Pescocostanzo
  • Posta Fibreno
  • Rivisondoli
  • Rocca Pia
  • Roccaraso
  • San Donato Val Di Comino
  • Scanno
  • Settefrati
  • Sora
  • Veroli
  • Villavallelonga
  • Villetta Barrea

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    Parco del Gran Sasso d'Italia

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    The National Park of the Gran Sasso and the Laga Mountains is important for its beauty, variety and the vastness of its natural habitats which include typically Alpine features.
    Although the Gran Sasso has little afforestation, at the lower levels there are oak woods, which give place to magnificent beech woods at about 1000 metres. The beech woods predominate up to the Alpine meadow line and also contain holly and fir trees.
    The Laga Mountains together with the Capannelle Pass massif have beech trees, small oaks, chestnut trees, maples and service trees. The park’s wildlife includes chamois, roe deer, wolves, wild cats, stone-marten, weasels and hares.
    The numerous species of birds include the golden eagle, the peregrine falcon, the greater red woodpecker, the ring dove, Alpine and coral choughs, the woodpecker, the Alpine hedge sparrow, the spioncello and the Alpine chaffinch.

    Provinces: ASCOLI, L’AQUILA, PESCARA, TERAMO and RIETI Number of communes: 57 Area: 203,000 hectares

    Information
    Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Informazioni e Soccorso, Monti della Laga, tel. 0861 63154

    Geography
    The Gran Sasso Mountain, 2912 m at the Corno Grande peak, is the highest in the whole of the Apennine range. It is not its height (which is just above the average height of the Alps) which gives this mountain its special character, however, but its steep sides and forbidding appearance. Sudden differences of level are frequent in the “aprutino” sub-Apennines and create a landscape which, at first sight, is strangely reminiscent of the Dolomites. The group can be divided into two parts. The first, in the north, is more rugged and imposing with a more sharply Alpine morphology. The second is more like the mountain range. The Laga Mountains are not very high but they have craggy spurs and sharply rising cliffs.

    Excursions
    Excursions in the park with Alpine guides and trained leaders. Hill walking on most days, climbing and cross country skiing.

    Main cities
  • Acquasanta Terme
  • Assergi
  • Bazzano
  • Campo Imperatore
  • Campotosto
  • Cerqueto
  • Civitella Del Tronto
  • Fano Adriano
  • Folignano
  • Fonte Cerreto
  • Isola Del Gran Sasso Casale San     Nicola
  • Isola Del Gran Sasso D'italia
  • Isola Del Gran Sasso D'italia San Gabriele
  • L'aquila
  • Montorio Al Vomano
  • Nerito
  • Padula
  • Pagliaroli
  • Pietracamela
  • Pietracamela Prati Di Tivo
  • Poggio Cancelli
  • Poggio Di Roio
  • Tossicia
  • Valle Castellana San Giacomo Di Monte Piselli

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    Monte Amiata (Parco Faunistico) - Toscana

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    Amiata mountain, covered with chestnut groves and beechwoods, is the green heart of southern Tuscany. Surrounded by the Monte Labro and Civitella massifs, Amiata supplies crystal clear water to Siena and Grosseto, to the Orcia valley and the Maremma plains.

    The mountain is split between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto, which have worked together to establish a number of nature reserves with unique characteristics. Amiata is a great open-air museum, an environmental park in which art, culture and nature happily unite.

    Amiata means to live in the open, to breathe in a salubrious air, a magical atmosphere. Tradition, culture and nature, interweave an uninterrupted dialogue between man and his environment.

    The animals live free, or are protected as in the Monte Amiata Wildlife Park, on the slopes of Monte Labro, where one can follow long guided trails. Here respect towards Nature creates a standard of behavior. The Park is within the Monte Labro Nature Reserve. This vast area was center of a 19th century religious movement that sprung up around the controversial figure of David Lazzaretti, a local prophet. The Reserve’s woods are easily explored on foot, on horseback, or on a mountain bike, by following the network of paths based on the ancient ramblings of mushroom hunters and woodsmen.

    On Amiata there is a high concentration of biotopes and protected areas, in which ecological balances permit an extraordinary combination of vegetation, which is particularly attractive to animals. Many of the nature reserves of the interprovincial system are found within our townships and almost all this extinct volcano is involved in protection programs.

    Each nature reserve protects environmental treasures.

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    Main cities

  • Abbadia San Salvatore
  • Arcidosso
  • Bagni San Filippo
  • Bagno Vignoni
  • Bagnolo
  • Bagnore
  • Buonconvento
  • Campagnatico
  • Castel Del Piano
  • Castiglione D'orcia
  • Chianciano Terme
  • Cinigiano
  • Marroneto
  • Montalcino
  • Monte Amiata
  • Montepulciano
  • Paganico
  • Piancastagnaio
  • Pienza
  • Radicofani
  • San Quirico D'orcia
  • Sant'albino
  • Santa Fiora
  • Saragiolo
  • Seggiano
  • Stazione
  • Vivo D'orcia

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    Parco dell'Adamello

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    In general the park is typical of the central southern Alps, with splendid woods, mainly coniferous, up to 1900-2000 m. Above that there are Alpine meadows and rock vegetation up to and beyond 2,500 m.
    More than a third of the park is covered with woods and forests. Amongst the conifers there are spruces, larches, firs and Scotch pines. Lower down there are broadleaf trees such as maples, cornels, service trees, hazel trees, small oaks and alders. Above 2000 m, the woods thin out and adaptation to the severe weather conditions produces the so-called “contorted” shrubs, such as the Swiss mountain pine and the rhododendron, and dwarf shrubs such as azaleas and creeping willows. The Alpine meadows are starry with gentians, gentianellas, Alpine anemones, arnicas, Alpine buttercups, poppies and lilies. Higher up there are edelweiss and Icelandic lichen.
    There is also a wide variety of wildlife, with many rare species living only in the Alps, which is evidence of the remarkable integrity of the park. The most important are the last remaining brown Alpine bears which are now extinct in the whole of the Alps except for those in a small part of the park in the north-east part of the Brenta, where studies and research are being carried out to ensure their survival. The most common ungulates are the chamois of which there are about 6,000, and there are also deer and roe deer. Other animals include marmots, squirrels, badgers, stoats, weasels, martens, stone-marten and hares. Birdlife is also very interesting with black partridges, wood grouse, gallo forcello, rock ptarmigan, Alpine swifts, woodpeckers, cuckoos, eagle owls, little owls and tawny owls. Predators include the falcon, the kestrel and the eagle in majestic flight above his hunting territory.

    Tovel Visitors Centre, Lago di Tovel, Valle di Non, tel. 0463 451033

    Province: TRENTO Area: 61,800 hectares

    Information
    Direzione del Parco Naturale Adamello-Brenta, Strembo, Val Rendena, Via Nazionale 12 tel. 0465 804637

    Getting there
    For the Non Valley, take the SS 12 (the Brenner road) or the A 22 motorway from Turin going north, as far as San Michele all’Adige. You then go towards Mezzolombarda on the SS 43 for the Tonale Pass. At Rocchetta you take the SP 73 in the direction of Denna, Flavon and Tuenno, which are points of departure for the Campa mountain subgroup and the northern part of the Brenta group.

    Geography
    Set in the heart of the Alps, the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park is the largest protected area in Trentino with a total area of 618 sq. km. It is situated in west Trentino amongst the Giudicarie, Non and Sole valleys and it stretches over two distinct geological areas – the Brenta Dolomites in the east and the granite Adamello-Presanella Massif in the west, with numerous glacial areas straddling the borders with Lombardy.

    Excursions
    Excursions with Alpine guides to the most interesting parts of the park.

    Visits
    The Visitors Centre (open June to September) is in Tovel, in the middle of the park on the banks of Lake Tovel.

    Main cities
  • Berzo Demo
  • Bocenago
  • Borzago
  • Caderzone
  • Carisolo
  • Edolo
  • Giustino
  • Incudine
  • Madonna Di Campiglio
  • Malonno
  • Monno
  • Mortaso
  • Pelugo
  • Pinzolo
  • Ponte Di Legno
  • San Antonio Di Mavignola
  • Sonico
  • Spiazzo
  • Strembo
  • Temu'
  • Vezza D'oglio
  • Vione

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    Foreste Casentinesi Park

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    Main cities
  • Acquapartita
  • Alfero
  • Badia Prataglia
  • Bagno Di Romagna
  • Balze
  • Bibbiena
  • Camaldoli
  • Campigna
  • Chiusi Della Verna
  • Civitella Di Romagna
  • Crocedevoli
  • Poppi
  • Pratovecchio
  • Premilcuore
  • Riofreddo
  • San Godenzo
  • San Piero In Bagno
  • Santa Sofia
  • Serravalle
  • Stia
  • Verghereto

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    Parco del Cilento

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    There are two types of vegetation in the park, Apennine and Mediterranean, according to the different environments created by the high massifs and the rolling hills. Plant life ranges from fir trees to evergreen maquis. Every now and then, the woods open out on to cultivated ground and pasture land. In the Cilento massifs there are wolves, wild cats, martens, polecats and badgers. Otters live along the Calore, Tanagro, Bussento, Minagro, Alento and Lamerro rivers and their respective tributaries. Amongst the many birds there are golden eagles, black woodpeckers, ravens and kites.

    Province:
    Salerno Number of communes: 86 Area: 225,000 hectares

    Information
    Ente Provinciale Turismo di Salerno, Via Velia 15, tel. 089 224322

    Geography
    Cilento National Park lies within an area of the southern Apennines with the Aburni, Cervati, Bulgheria and Chianello massifs and Mount Sacro and Mount Stella. The interior area of the park has green hills with olive trees and fluvial plains.

    Excursions
    There are many opportunities for excursions and visits with experienced guides and leaders.

    Main cities
  • Agropoli
  • Albanella
  • Ascea Marina
  • Atena Lucana
  • Auletta
  • Battipaglia
  • Bellizzi
  • Brienza
  • Buonabitacolo
  • Campagna
  • Casal Velino - Costa Del Cilento
  • Caselle In Pittari
  • Castellabate
  • Celle Di Bulgheria
  • Contursi Terme E Colliano Bagni
  • Eboli
  • Ispani Capitello
  • Laurino
  • Laurito
  • Marina Di Camerota
  • Mercato Cilento
  • Montecorice
  • Morigerati
  • Novi Velia
  • Ogliastro Cilento
  • Padula
  • Paestum
  • Palinuro
  • Pertosa
  • Petina
  • Piaggine
  • Picerno
  • Pisciotta
  • Polla
  • Pollica
  • Roccadaspide
  • Roccagloriosa
  • Roscigno
  • Sala Consilina
  • San Giovanni A Piro
  • San Mauro Cilento
  • San Rufo
  • Sant'arsenio
  • Santa Marina Policastro Bussentino
  • Sapri
  • Sassano
  • Sicignano Degli Alburni
  • Teggiano
  • Tito
  • Torre Orsaia
  • Vallo Della Lucania
  • Vibonati Villammare
  • Vietri Di Potenza

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    Parco del Circeo - Lazio

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    Province: LATINA Number of communes: 4
    Area: 8,484 hectares

    Information
    Via Carlo Alberto 107, Sabaudia (LT), tel. 0773 511386

    Getting there
    The Circeo National Park is easily reached from the north by taking the SS 148 from Rome (the Pontina road) and driving south after Latina. Coming from the south, you take the Domiziana state road.

    Geography
    The Circeo was originally an island that became linked to the mainland by the accumulation of detritus from water courses and the cordons of dunes that were its earlier mainland link. It looks like a gigantic fan resting on a six-by-two kilometre plain, with ten little peaks, the highest of which (Picco di Circe) is 541 m above sea level. The park lies in a south-east and north-west direction. Topographically it is divided into four “quarters” but is substantially in two parts, the Quarto Caldo and the Quarto Freddo, where the chief environmental differences of the promontory are concentrated and highlighted.

    Excursions
    The marked paths leaving from the Visitor Centre and the numerous forest paths (many of them suitable for bicycles) help visitors to explore the park.

    Visits
    The Wildlife Area, where some of the most typical local fauna are kept in captivity, is particularly interesting. So also is the Museum, which gives a good, clearly set out overview of the park’s functions and its different sections. The best seasons for visiting the park are spring and autumn when the weather is mild and the scenery is a fresco of bright and pastel colours.

    Description
    The Quarto Freddo, so-called because it is exposed to the north-west, where the high Mediterranean maquis (the “forteto”) thrives, and the Quarto Caldo, exposed to the south and covered with maquis of shrubs with leathery leaves, are on the Circeo promontory. The wildlife in the park consists of boars, squirrels, foxes, porcupines, wild rabbits, polecats, hedgehogs, hares, weasels, stone-marten and badgers. The deer and the wolf disappeared at the end of the nineteenth century. There are numerous kinds of nesting birds including the tree-creeper, the hobby, the pecchiaiolo falcon and a number of woodpeckers such as the green woodpecker and the greater and lesser red varieties.

    Main cities
  • Borgo Grappa
  • Borgo Isonzo
  • Borgo Sabotino
  • Fondi
  • Latina
  • Lido
  • Lido Di Fondi
  • Monte San Biagio
  • Pontinia
  • Priverno
  • Prossedi
  • Sabaudia
  • San Felice Circeo
  • Scalo
  • Sezze
  • Sonnino
  • Sperlonga
  • Terracina

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    Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti d'Ampezzo - Veneto

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    Main cities
  • Cortina D'ampezzo
  • Passo Tre Croci
  • Pocol
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    Parco di Monte Gennaro

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    Main cities
  • Ascrea
  • Carsoli
  • Castel Di Tora
  • Cineto Romano
  • Civita
  • Collalto Sabino
  • Collegiove
  • Licenza
  • Nespolo
  • Ornaro
  • Orvinio
  • Paganico
  • Poggio Moiano
  • Poggio San Lorenzo
  • Riofreddo
  • San Polo De' Cavalieri
  • Scandriglia
  • Vicovaro

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    Parco delle Madonie - Sicilia

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    Main cities
  • Campofelice Di Roccella
  • Castel Di Tusa
  • Castelbuono
  • Cefalu'
  • Collesano
  • Geraci Siculo
  • Gibilmanna
  • Gratteri
  • Piano Degli Zucchi
  • Pollina Finale
  • San Mauro Castelverde

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    Parco della Maremma - Toscana

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    The Maremma Park extends over a rectangular area of 17,000 hectares, bounded on the north by the Tombolo pine forest and Talamone in the south. Within the park is the mouth of the Ombrone, the pine forest of the Grand-dukes at Marina di Talamone, and the Uccellina mountain range which is 500 m at its highest. You can still see the eight medieval towers built there by Cosimo I de’ Medici, to warn him of danger approaching from the sea. At Poggio Lecci you can see the ruins of the Abbey of San Rabano, built in the eleventh century and dismantled by the Sienese in the fifteenth. Down below there are caves which were inhabited in prehistoric times. There are tours of the park which go in search of rare plants and wildlife (there are 229 protected species of birds) and to enjoy the views over the islands of the archipelago.

    Main cities
  • Castiglione Della Pescaia
  • Grosseto
  • Grosseto Rispescia
  • Manciano
  • Marina Di Grosseto
  • Montiano
  • Poderi Di Montemerano
  • Principina A Mare
  • Punta Ala
  • Roccalbegna
  • Roccamare
  • Roselle Terme
  • Saturnia
  • Scansano
  • Talamone
  • Tirli

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    Parco delle Alpi Marittime

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    Main cities
  • Aisone
  • Alma
  • Armo
  • Artesina
  • Bagni
  • Beguda
  • Borgo San Dalmazzo
  • Bossea
  • Boves
  • Boves Fontanelle
  • Cantarana
  • Chiusa Di Pesio
  • Colle Di Nava
  • Colle San Bernardo
  • Cosio D'arroscia
  • Demonte
  • Entracque
  • Festiona
  • Frabosa Soprana
  • Frabosa Sottana
  • Limone Piemonte
  • Limone Piemonte Colle Di Tenda
  • Limonetto
  • Mendatica
  • Miroglio
  • Monesi
  • Montaldo Di Mondovi'
  • Montaldo Di Mondovi' Corsaglia
  • Ormea
  • Pamparato
  • Peveragno
  • Pianche
  • Pietraporzio
  • Pieve Di Teco
  • Ponte Di Nava
  • Ponti
  • Prato Nevoso
  • Rezzo
  • Roaschia
  • Robilante
  • Roburent
  • Roccaforte Mondovi'
  • Roccavione
  • Sambuco
  • San Bartolomeo
  • San Giacomo
  • San Giacomo
  • San Luigi
  • Sant'anna
  • Terme Di Lurisia
  • Terme Di Valdieri
  • Upega
  • Valdieri
  • Valloriate
  • Vernante
  • Villanova Mondovi'
  • Vinadio
  • Viozene

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    Parco del Pollino

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    Main cities
  • Cassano Allo Jonio
  • Castelluccio Inferiore
  • Castelluccio Superiore
  • Castrovillari
  • Cerchiara Di Calabria
  • Chiaromonte
  • Episcopia
  • Fardella
  • Francavilla Marittima
  • Francavilla Sul Sinni
  • Frascineto
  • Laino Borgo
  • Latronico
  • Lauria
  • Moliterno
  • Morano Calabro
  • Mormanno
  • Orsomarso
  • Roccanova
  • Rotonda
  • San Costantino Albanese
  • San Severino Lucano
  • Sant'arcangelo
  • Saracena
  • Senise
  • Sibari
  • Teana
  • Terranova Di Pollino
  • Viggianello

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    Parco dei Monti Sibillini

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    Main cities
  • Acquasanta Terme
  • Amandola
  • Arquata Del Tronto
  • Bolognola
  • Cascia
  • Castelsantangelo Sul Nera
  • Comunanza
  • Fiastra
  • Force
  • Libertino
  • Montefalcone Appennino
  • Montefortino
  • Montegallo
  • Montemonaco
  • Muccia
  • Norcia
  • Palmiano
  • Penna San Giovanni
  • Pievetorina
  • Preci
  • Roccafluvione
  • Roccaporena
  • Sant'angelo In Pontano
  • Santa Vittoria In Matenano
  • Sarnano
  • Servigliano
  • Ussita
  • Valle Castellana San Giacomo Di Monte Piselli
  • Visso

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    Parco Sirente - Velino - Abruzzo

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    Main cities
  • Aielli
  • Caporciano
  • Collepietro
  • Corfinio
  • Fontecchio
  • Lucoli
  • Magliano Dei Marsi
  • Massa D'albe
  • Navelli
  • Ocre
  • Ovindoli
  • Poggio Picenze
  • Popoli
  • Prata D'ansidonia
  • Raiano
  • Rocca Di Cambio
  • Rocca Di Mezzo
  • Rovere
  • San Demetrio Ne' Vestini
  • San Pio Delle Camere
  • Scurcola Marsicana

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    Parco del Tarvisiano - Friuli Venezia Giulia

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    Main cities
  • Amaro
  • Arta Terme
  • Cavazzo Carnico
  • Chiusaforte
  • Ligosullo
  • Malborghetto Valbruna
  • Moggio Udinese
  • Paluzza
  • Paularo
  • Pontebba
  • Resia
  • Resiutta
  • Tarvisio
  • Tolmezzo
  • Treppo Carnico
  • Venzone
  • Zuglio

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    Parco Naturale Gruppo di Tessa - Trentino Alto Adige

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    Main cities
  • Avelengo
  • Caines
  • Lagundo
  • Marlengo
  • Merano
  • Moso In Passiria
  • Naturno
  • Parcines
  • Plaus
  • Prato Allo Stelvio
  • Rifiano
  • San Leonardo In Passiria
  • San Martino In Passiria
  • Scena
  • Senales
  • Tirolo

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    Parco Fluviale del Tevere

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    Main cities
  • Alviano
  • Amelia
  • Attigliano
  • Avigliano Umbro
  • Baschi
  • Castiglione In Teverina
  • Civitella D'agliano
  • Giovev
  • Guardea
  • Lugnano In Teverina
  • Monte Castello Di Vibio
  • Montecchio
  • Todi

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    Ticino Park

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    Main cities
  • Agrate Conturbia
  • Basiglio
  • Battuda
  • Bellinzago Novarese
  • Bereguardo
  • Bernate Ticino
  • Besate
  • Binasco
  • Boffalora Sopra Ticino
  • Borgarello
  • Buscate
  • Busto Arsizio
  • Busto Garolfo
  • Caltignaga
  • Cardano Al Campo
  • Casarile
  • Casorate Sempione
  • Cassano Magnago
  • Castano Primo
  • Castellanza
  • Cavaglietto
  • Cerano
  • Certosa Di Pavia
  • Cressa
  • Cuggiono
  • Fagnano Olona
  • Gallarate
  • Galliate
  • Gambolo'
  • Garlasco
  • Giussago
  • Gorla Maggiore
  • Gropello Cairoli
  • Gudo Visconti
  • Inveruno
  • Lonate Pozzolo
  • Magenta
  • Mesero
  • Momo
  • Novara
  • Oleggio
  • Olgiate Olona
  • Opera
  • Pavia
  • Pieve Emanuele
  • Rosate
  • Rozzano
  • Samarate
  • Siziano
  • Solbiate Olona
  • Suno
  • Trecate
  • Turbigo
  • Varallo Pombia
  • Vernate
  • Vigevano
  • Vizzola Ticino
  • Zelata
  • Zibido - San Giacomo

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