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Monti Ernici

Monti Ernici, 67050 Morino, Province of L'Aquila, Italy

Skiing Spots
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Mountain Peaks

About Monti Ernici

The Ernici Mountains are a short mountain range of tectonic origin of the Lazio Sub-Apennines, which extends east-west and is bounded to the north by the Cantari Mountains and the Aniene valley , to the east by the Liri valley, to the south and to the west , from the Sacco Valley. The peaks are on average 2000 meters high, the highest is that of Monte del Passeggio followed by Pizzo Deta, Monte Fragara and Monte Ginepro which together constitute the southern massif.

Attractions near Monti Ernici

Cascata Zompo Lo Schioppo8.97km from Monti Ernici

The waterfall of Zompo lo Schioppo represents the highest natural waterfall in the central Apennines after that of the Rio Verde di Borrello; in fact, the waters precipitate from a height of over 80 meters and then flow downstream towards the town of Morino. The flow rate of the waterfall, originating from karst phenomena, depends on the amount of rainfall that occurs during the year.

Monti Cantari13.09km from Monti Ernici

The Monti Càntari is a short mountain range belonging to the central Apennines, located on the border between Lazio and Abruzzo, along the Apennine watershed, between the provinces of Frosinone and L'Aquila. Bordered to the north and east by the Roveto Valley, to the south-east by the Ernici Mountains, to the south by the Latina Valley, to the west by the Granara Valley and the territory of Filettino.

Parco Sponga15.52km from Monti Ernici

The Sponga Park is a municipal natural park located on the Simbruini mountain range in the municipality of Canistro , in Abruzzo.  The protected area is characterized by the presence of the La Sponga stream whose source, called Sant'Antonio-Sponga, is located at about 1000 m  above sea level. The name of the stream and the park could derive from the corresponding dialect word for "sponge".

Fucine Lake21.79km from Monti Ernici

Fucine Lake, or Lago Fucino in Italian, was the source of misery since ancient times. The lake had no natural outlet, causing the lake’s water to spill over and frequently flood the surrounding villages. The local inhabitants pressed Julius Caesar to drain the lake and reclaim the valley, but before Caesar could draw up a plan, he was assassinated.

Pescasseroli24.87km from Monti Ernici

Pescasseroli is an Italian town of 2 126 inhabitants in the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo. It is the seat of the managing body of the Abruzzo, Lazio, and Molise national park.  From the historical point of view, the territory had particular influences of the Marsi and Peligni . Included in the county of Marsi until the High Middle Ages, followed from the Low Middle Ages onwards, the historical and cultural vicissitudes of the Alto Sangro territory. A summer and winter resort, it is also the lo

National Park of Abruzzo24.98km from Monti Ernici

A majestic national park which has an area of 50.000 hectares, with about 80.000 hectares of the buffer zone.  The scenery here is characterized by mountain chains, karst phenomena, rivers (including the Sangro River), and streams and its rich flora and fauna increase the beauty of this national park.

Where is Monti Ernici

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Most of the region is mountainous or hilly. The few small coastal harbours have little economic importance for fishing or commerce. One of the famous greenish areas in Italy are here.