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Monti Picentini Regional Natural Park - Campania

Monti Picentini Regional Natural Park - Campania

Type of protected area - Where it is located

Typology: Regional Natural Park; established with D.P.G.R. August 23, 1995, n. 8141 and D.P.G.R. February 12, 1999, n. 63.
Region: Campania
Provinces: Avellino, Salerno

The Monti Picentini Regional Natural Park occupies an area of ​​64,000 hectares on the Apennine limestone mountain group of the same name.

Monti Picentini Regional Natural Park (photo wwwfotoeweb.it)

Description

Of limestone-dolomitic nature, the group of Monti Picentini are located east of Avellino and Salerno. The highest peak is Mount Cervialto (1,809 m), at the foot of which lies the gentle Piano Laceno with its lake of the same name, a seasonal lake linked to the winter-spring period that feeds the Caposele springs, towards the north. The many and vast plateaus are rich in grazing areas and beech woods, such as those of Monte Polveraccio. Many species present in the area (over 1,260) including several endemics. Karst phenomena are represented by sinkholes, springs, sinkholes and caves. The lower altitude forests are composed of Turkey oaks, ash trees, common maples, downy oaks and chestnut groves, while above there are beeches, hornbeams, mountain and Hungarian maples and in the Valle della Caccia of Senerchia by relict stations of black pine. The fauna is rich, including the wolf, the wild cat, the fox and several small rodents. Among the birds, at higher altitudes there is the rock partridge and golden eagle, while lower down, the lizard, the common owl, the buzzard and the black woodpecker.

Monti Picentini Regional Natural Park (photo wwwfotoeweb.it)

Information for the visit

Management:
Monti Picentini Regional Park Authority
Via De Gasperi, 28
80133 Naples


Video: Documentario del parco regionale dei monti picentini (January 2022).