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The natural Park of the partenio: photos, description (Parco Regionale di partenio stadium)

Nature Park Partenio" is located in the heart of the Italian region of Campania. Has long been this area is loved by tourists, which here involve an evergreen forest, nestled on the mountain plateau, and wonderful views of the Gulf of Naples, Avellino, and the plain of Noli, the spectacular peaks of MONTEVERGINE, Wallfree, Coppola Grande and Ciesco Alto.

Park Partenio" was created in 2002-m to year on an area of 14 thousand hectares on its territory there are 22 municipality and the beautiful Valle Caudina, Valle del Sabato and Vallo di Lauro Balanese. Its landscape represented a mountain range of the partenio, the slopes of which are cut by deep gorges. Most of the Park is forested, however there are treeless areas, grasslands and pastures. He mountain range of the partenio was formed about 3-4 million years ago, and the first inhabitants of this area were indigenous tribes of the Apennine. Still in some towns you can see traces of the ancient samnite civilization.

The mountain range of the partenio stretches for 30 km from Monte Taburno to the North-West to Picentini mountains in the South-East. Principal peaks of MONTEVERGINE (1480 m), Monte Avella (1,598 m) and Monte Alto Chiasco (1357 m). And the main river of the Park is the Calore, flows through its Northern part. There are a number of other, smaller rivers and streams. Individual attention, beautiful waterfalls - Cascatelle and Acquapendente. Also throughout the Park are numerous caves only on the slopes of the Nola them know at least 25 pieces. Among the most interesting Grotta degli Sportily, Grotte di Camerelle, Grotta di San Michele Arcangelo, Grotta di Grotta Mattiucci and Candida.

The true symbol of the partenio" is Turk's cap Lily, the beauty and elegance which characterize the flora of the Park. At low altitudes, where there are settlements, mainly cropland and bushes of Mediterranean shrub. Begin above oak and chestnut groves, and the highest slopes are meadows and pastures. Here you can see the forest carnations, violets, pansies, daffodils, asfodel, clover and Wheatgrass. On river banks there are various species of poplar, alder, hornbeam, and maples. Decoration of the Park serve 33 varieties of wild orchids. Interestingly, the monks of the famous Abbey of MONTEVERGINE, located in the territory of Partenio, from the 12th century, using local herbs for medicinal purposes.

On the vast territory of the Park is a lot of interesting sights and monuments of history and culture. For example, on Monte Partenio at a height of 1270 metres, is the Church of MONTEVERGINE, dedicated to the Black Madonna, which can be reached by cable car. Inside the temple is a small Museum, which displays the Christmas Nativity scenes from around the world. Other religious buildings deserve attention Loreto Abbey, 18th-century Dutch tapestries, a collection of vases, decorated with majolica, and a library of 7 thousand parchments, the Abbey of San Fortunato, standing at the foot of Monte Castello, the Church of San Nicola di Mira in Forkie, Santa Lucia in Roccarainola and Annunziata in Sperone. You can also see the Shrine of the Madonna della Stella, standing at the foot of the massif of Partenio, the Church of Sant'angelo a Palombara with wonderful frescoes, the sanctuary of Santo Stefano in the town of Eder (and the Church of Santa Filomena, in which the relics of the great Martyr, who lived during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian.

No less interesting and secular buildings - the Palazzo Mauro De in Paolisi, the Palace of Duke Alvarez de Toledo in Avella, Palazzo Caravita with a luxurious garden in Sirignano and Palace in Quadrelle. There are in the Park and ancient castles: Castello di Pannarano the 14th century, the Castello Pignatelli della Leonessa with wonderful wall paintings, Castello di Cervinara, Arienzo Castel, Castel, Cancello and the Lombard castle of Monteforte Irpino. Other attractions "Partenio" it is worth noting the Angevin tower in Summonte, the ruins of the temple of Incoronata monument Piligrimas, Avella amphitheatre, built in the 1-2-th centuries, and the Roman necropolis.