Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga
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FLORA - Over 2000 species of plants live in the territory of the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga. Among the various endemic species, the most famous are: the Androsace Mathildae, the "Adonide ricurva", the violet of the Majella, the Apennine edelweiss, the wormwood, many species of saxifrage, and others. While the Gran Sasso is characterized, above all on the slope of L'Aquila, by wide pastures, the Mountains of the Laga are mainly covered with forests. At lower altitudes there are oak and chestnut woods, which were planted in the Roman period and which have been an essential economic resource for many mountain communities in the past.
FAUNA - The most interesting species of the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga is the Abruzzo chamois, an animal which we can find only in the Apennine mountain, and which lived completely safe on the Gran Sasso until the last century: however, at the end of the last century it disappeared because of the hunters' persecutions. Other big herbivores like deers and roebucks live in the territory of the Park, along with their main predator, the Apennine wolf, which is now reforming little packs. Lately there have been some sporadical apparitions of the brown bear. Among the other mammals there are martens, wild cats, badgers, beech-martens, polecats, porcupines, and several other species of rodents. We can find very rare birds of prey like royal eagles, goshawks, peregrines, lanners, and eagle owls.
At Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, mountain chalets, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.