The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park is a place of extraordinary beauty, rich in animal and plant species that are characterized by the various ecosystems present in this area. The park nestled in the heart of the Apennines preserves the highest mountain in the Apennines and is characterized by a different geology in the reliefs. We find limestone and dolomite reliefs on the Monti Gemelli and Gran Sasso, while on the Monti della Laga sandstone and marl. The Apennine landscape, which extends along the territory of three regions (Abruzzo, Lazio and Marche), is a varied landscape, made up of high altitudes and hills, waterfalls and streams, glaciers and forests. At high altitudes, where we reach almost three thousand meters, the climate is harsh and the environment is wild, characterized by fauna and flora typical of the Alpine areas.
Continuing towards the Monti della Laga, we can meet splendid villages perched on spurs or immersed in the greenery of the Park, cross vineyards and olive groves accompanied by the gurgling of the Tirino river and visit spectacular waterfalls, hidden in the dense lush forests.
The park is filled with colors from head to toe, in fact in these places the flora is very present in the high altitude environments, where we can find endemic plants such as the Viola della Majella, the Edelweiss and the Apennine Genepì, plants resistant to cold and with bright colors.
The area of the Monti della Laga it is rich in precious specimens of silver fir and birch and at altitudes between 1000 and 1800 m we find beech, maple and lime trees, while in the dense impenetrable woods we find an extensive heath of blueberry.
A combination of enchanting woods, plants and flowers, such as orchids and cornflowers, will color your walks in the heart of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park and will immerse you in a magical world