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The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park is a natural park located mostly in Abruzzo, Italy. Established in 1991, it has an area of 2014km2, and it is mainly spread out across the province of Teramo, L'Aquila, Pescara, with small areas in the province of Rieti and Ascoli Piceno. The terrain is predominantly mountainous with a alpine plains.It is managed by Ente Parco Nazionale Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga, with headquarters in Assergi, L'Aquila.The Grand Highway of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park runs through the park between the Gran Sasso mountain peak and the chain known as Monti della Laga.GeographyThe park is one of the largest protected areas in Europe, and is centered around the massif of the Gran Sasso, which dominates the surrounding landscape; it rises vertically on the immense pastures of the Campo Imperatore. The land is very rocky and receives a large amount of snow and wind. The Calderone lies just beneath the tallest peak, the Corno Grande, and it is considered to be Europe's southernmost glacier. On the north side there is the profile of Monti della Laga chain, where thousands of migratory birds stop on the shores of Lake Campotosto. This area is completely covered by woods of beeches, firs, turkey oaks and chestnuts. There are over 200km of dedicated horse trails that can be used to visit the park.Take a look at our Assergi vacation planner to schedule your visit to Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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E' uno dei luoghi naturali piu' belli di italia, lunghe passegiate all'aria aperta, tanti animali da osservare, fiumi, ruscelli e paesaggi mozzafiato more »It is one of the most beautiful natural places of Italy, long walks in the open air, many animals to observe, rivers, streams and stunning scenery
Lasciare l'autostrada e trovarsi immersi nella natura, quasi da subito, silenzio e atmosfera d'alta montagna. Sei coinvolto a rispettare la natura e tutti quelli che trovi. more »Leave the highway and be surrounded by nature, almost immediately, silence and high mountain atmosphere. You're involved to respect nature and all those who are.
Un comprensorio immenso, stupendo. La natura ha potuto esprimersi nel migliore dei modi. Ovviamente se lo si visita, non può mancare la visita all'osservatorio del Gran Sasso. more »A huge, gorgeous. Nature has been able to express themselves in the best possible way. Obviously if you visit, you can not miss a visit to the Observatorio del Gran Sasso.
Francesco Martinettibeautiful nature reserve definitely worth visiting. The National Park of Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga, become active in 1996, was established in 1991
Nicolas O' MagoWonderful, peace of mind
Andrea OrselliniWonderful natural park full of mountain scenery and unique animals in Central Italy, one of the most beautiful places of Abruzzo
Roberto MichettiI climbed to the top 5 or 6 times in the last twenty years Western ... every time a unique experience with breathtaking ... natural paradise for everyone ... the only drawback the lack of organization from the perspective of the ramparts (Felicia)
Unique VisitorGet on the Gran Sasso is a must if you visit the national park or Abruzzo.
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