National parks of Italy: list, photos, description

National parks of Italy

National parks of Italy

All over the territory of the Apennine "boot" are scattered national parks of Italy, each of which is beautiful and unique in its own way. In total, 25 nature conservation zones have been created in the country, occupying about five percent of the republic's area..

First on the lists

Travelers love Italy not only for its trendy boutiques, historic sites, and excellent cuisine. Millions of tourists come to the Apennines to enjoy the scenery:

  • The main natural attraction of Italy is the Abruzzo National Park. This is the opinion of almost 40% of all visitors who make excursions to the Italian protected areas. Abruzzo appeared on the map of the Apennines in 1923.
  • Every tenth inhabitant of Italy prefers to relax in the Forest-Casentinesi park. Located in the provinces of Emilia-Romagna - Marche and Tuscany, this reserve is famous for ideal landscapes and opportunities for gastronomic tourism.
  • Everyone who prefers independent travel to the cities of the Mediterranean has heard about the Cinque Terre, or Five Lands. Medieval architectural monuments, stunning views of the Ligurian coast from the sea and rocky beaches are not the only attractions for tourists. In this national park of Italy you can taste the best wines and seafood.

A volcano for all time

Vesuvio National Park east of Naples is a special place. Many geological surveys are carried out here, but for its visitors the most important thing is the world's most famous volcano, located in the territory of Vesuvio. Hiking trails and a cable car are laid to the crater of the volcano, and the ruins of Pompeii still thrill every traveler who decides to plunge into history, captured in stone by fire and ash..

Mountain roads

In the Gran Paradiso park, the main characters are alpine peaks. They create unique landscapes and are home to an endangered species of animals - the Alpine ibex. Thanks to the efforts of scientists, almost four thousand population of rare mammals has been preserved here..
Tourists in the national park of Italy in the northwest of the country are usually present between April and mid-autumn. They arrange picnics and photo sessions against the backdrop of mountain peaks, walk along hiking trails to alpine meadows and watch goats and chamois grazing there. In winter, several ski slopes are open on the territory of Gran Paradiso.
Useful information can be found on the website - The park's tourist office is located in Turin on Vio Pio VII, 9-10135. Questions will be gladly answered by phone +39 (011) 860 62 33.

The last shelter

Several endangered animal species have survived in Magella. For example, the Abruzzian chamois has practically disappeared from the face of the earth, and only the workers of the park support a small population in the local mountains. Visitors can also admire the caves and canyons formed by the Orta River.

Photos of national parks in Italy

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