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Carunchio town in Abruzzo inside the Natural Park, Italian villages

Carunchio is an Italian town of 628 inhabitants of the Chieti province in the Abruzzo region. The village is perched on a hill, to the right of the Treste river, from which you can dominate with a view of much of the Maiella and Gargano, its territory, which covers a mainly mountainous area​​, has a amplitude of about 30 square kilometers. (more…)

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National Park of Abruzzo Lazio and Molise

History

Camoscio-d'Abruzzo

The proposal of constituting a National Park was firstly forwarded in1917 by ProMontibus Federation. The 2nd October  1921 in Opi, one of the most suggestive villages of the Park, the Montibus et Silvis association from Bologna directed by the well known zoologist Prof. Alessandro Ghigi and by the botanist Prof. Romualdo Pirotta, created the first Italian protected area. The association rented out 500 hectares of land of Costa Camosciara from Opi village; this land constituted the initial centre of the Park, located in the highest part of Val Fondillo. (more…)

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