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Monte San Franco

Monte San Franco, 67100 L'Aquila, Province of L'Aquila, Italy

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About Monte San Franco

The Monte San Franco is a mountain massif of the Gran Sasso of Italy, located on the extreme north-western foothills of the mountain, along the western ridge, within the Gran Sasso National Park and Monti della Laga . Located between the towns of L ' Aquila and Pizzoli, it takes its name from Franco da Assergi, saint and hermit of these places and the Vomano river originates from the slopes, one of the longest in Abruzzo.



Attractions near Monte San Franco

Capannelle Pass2.73km from Monte San Franco

The Capannelle Pass is a mountain pass in Italy. It sits at an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level in the Province of L'Aquila in Italy's Abruzzo Region. It is located on the Italian State Highway 80 which passes near the Gran Sasso in the Apennines. One of the picturesque locations in this area and it is famous among the tourists.  The rain and the snow showers increases the beauty of this location. The Capannelle Pass is an important transportation point linking the Province of Teramo with

Appennino Centrale6.2km from Monte San Franco

The Central Apennines are characterized by a rich diversity of ecosystems and wildlife. Among the most important habitats are its beech woods, open hillsides and alpine grasslands. The Apennines is the second main mountain range of Italy and stretches for hundreds of kilometers from the north to the south along the Country’s main axis.  These mountains are one of the last refuges of the big European predators such as the Italian wolf and the marsican brown bear, now extinct in the rest of Centra

Lago di Provvidenza6.8km from Monte San Franco

The Provvidenza lake is an artificial lake located along the state road 80 of the Gran Sasso d'Italia, in the territory of the municipality of L'Aquila, near the Ortolano hamlet of the municipality of Campotosto, built by blocking the course of the Vomano river with a 52.2 m high dam.  It is part of the mountainous massif of the Gran Sasso d'Italia and falls within the homonymous park.

Monte Corvo9.59km from Monte San Franco

The Mount Corvo is the fourth summit of the massif of the Gran Sasso of Italy, located in the northern part of the massif, between the lace of Intermesoli east, the western ridge of the Gran Sasso to the west, and Field Dangers in the south. Lying largely in the territory of the municipality of Fano Adriano, on its slopes, there are deep valleys of glacial origin such as the Chiarino Valley and the Venacquaro Valley. It is a lonely, mighty, isolated mountain with a long ridge, not easy to reach

Lake Campotosto9.94km from Monte San Franco

The artificial lake of Campotosto, situated in the province of L'Aquila, was created in order to produce electrical energy and is the largest lake in Abruzzo. The lake is reachable via the Italian State Highway 80 from either L'Aquila or the Adriatic Coast. Smaller roads lead to Capitignano, Montereale and Amatrice.The ecosystem of the Reserve is favorable to the permanence of migratory birds such as the wind duck, the bald coot, and the greater grebe.

The Gran Sasso National Park and Monti of the Laga, established in 1991, is one of the largest in Italy. It extends over the majority in Abruzzo and to a lesser extent in the adjacent areas of Lazio. The park contains three mountain ranges – the chain of the Gran Sasso of Italy, the massif of Laga, the Mountains Gemelli – and is characterized by the presence of the highest peak of the Corno Grande, which reaches 2912 meters.

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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.