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The Park Identity Card

Name: Sirente Velino Natural Regional Park

Institutive Law: Regional Law n. 54 - 13.07.1989

Region: Abruzzo

Province: L'Aquila

Headquarters: Viale XXIV Maggio, 67048 Rocca di Mezzo (AQ)

Protected surface: 54.361,22 ha

Municipalities:
Acciano, Aielli, Castel di Ieri, Castelvecchio Subequo, Celano, Cerchio, Collarmele, Fagnano Alto, Fontecchio, Gagliano Aterno, Goriano Sicoli, Magliano de' Marsi, Massa d'Albe, Molina Aterno, Ocre, Ovindoli, Pescina, Rocca di Cambio, Rocca di Mezzo, Secinaro, Tione degli Abruzzi.

Mountain Communities: Sirentina, Amiternina (a portion), Valle del Giovenco (a portion), Marsica I (a portion).

Main faunistic presences:

  • Mammals: The Apennine wolf, The Marsican bear, The deer, The roe deer, The porcupine, The fox, The wild cat, The wild boar.
  • Birds: The Royal eagle, The buzzard, The brown kite, The sparrow hawk, The kestrel, The raven, The Royal owl, The green woodpecker, The griffon.
  • Amphibians: The spotted salamander, The triton.
  • Reptiles: The green lizard, The Orsini's viper, The common viper.

Main vegetational presences:
The adonis distorta, the holly, the anemone, the armeria, the belladonna, the spindle tree, the birch, the hawthorn, the white hornbeam, the black hornbeam, the turkey oak, the beech, the strawberry, the ash tree, the fritillaria, the major gentian, the gentianella, the lilium martagon, the juniper, the heum heterocarpum, the hypericum, the ilex, the Alpine linaria, the narcissus, the olmaria, the manna-ash, the Apennine potentilla, the ptilotrichum, the cyclocarpum, the pulsatilla, the little oak, the sesleria, the Solomon's seal, the service tree of the fowlers, the Apennine edelweiss, the lime tree, the Eugene violet.

Main mountain peaks:
Velino (m.2.486), Cafornia (m.2.424), Sirente (m.2.348), Magnola (m.2.220), Rotondo (m.2.060), Cagno (m.2.078) Sierra of Celano (m.1 .923).

Main watercourses:
The Aterno River, Rio Gamberale, Torrente Foce.


(photo by: PR Sirente Velino)