Attractions to explore nearby Passo San Leonardo
Passo San Leonardo is a pass of the central Apennines, located in Abruzzo, in the western part of the Majella massif and south-east of the Morrone Mountains group, within the municipalities of Pacentro and Sant 'Eufemia a Maiella. Route from the state road 487, it connects Pacentro with Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, with the possibility of reaching Campo di Giove through the provincial road 54.
The Majella National Park is an important biodiversity refuge. The area is characterized by a layered cultural and spiritual heritage shaped by millennia of human-environment interaction. It includes wide lands with particular wilderness aspects, the rarest and most precious part of the biodiversity national heritage. The 740.95 km2 area, especially the Montagna della Majella, has been subject to a major international geoscientific research Project.
The Morrone mountains are a mountain group of the Abruzzo Apennines that overlooks the city of Sulmona, enclosed between the Peligna Valley to the west, the Aterno river to the north, and the Majella to the east, from which it is separated by the valley of the Orta stream. Inserted in the territory of the Mountain Community of Maiella and Morrone, it affects the territories of the municipalities of Sulmona, Pratola Peligna, Roccacasale, Pacentro, Corfinio, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, and Caramanica
The Abbazia di Santo Spirito del Morrone is a former monastery some five kilometers outside of the town of Sulmona, at the base of Monte Morrone, in the Province of L'Aquila, region of Abruzzo, Italy. This was the main abbey of the Celestine order, a Benedictine order offshoot. By the 19th century, the abbey was deconsecrated, functioning more recently as a prison. In the last decades, restoration has proceeded and it now serves as a Museum.