Category Archives: Natural Parks and Natural Reserves

Stiffe Caves – L’Aquila Abruzzo

Stiffe Caves are a complex of caves located in Abruzzo, in L'Aquila province, in the location of San Demetrio ne 'Vestini, just above the village and hamlet of Stiffe from which they are named. The enhancement project dates back to the early 70s of this century, but the opening of the tourist route dates back to 1991. Since then, the number of visitors has grown considerably. Stiffe Caves are one of the most important natural attractions in L'Aquila province. The composition of the mining caves is very variable. It consists mainly of limestone rocks that make the walls pure white but also from metal oxides that give the rocks different colors. The temperature inside is constant throughout the year and is about 10°C.

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Lake Scanno, Abruzzo, Italy

Scanno lake is located in Abruzzo, in the upper valley of the river Sagittarius, originated by a landslide from Mount Genzana, between 12.820 and 3.000 years ago, that crossed the river Tasso. It is located halfway between Villalago and Scanno, and is the largest natural lake in the region. (more…)

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