Not far from Rome and the Adriatic coast, this untamedly beautiful place offers limpid streams and Alpine meadows filled with flocks of sheep, endless beech forests, ancient hamlets, Roman monasteries and solitary hermitages. It’s the Majella National Park, in the Abruzzo region, the perfect place for nature lovers and their families.
Here animals - even the wild ones, among the rarest in Europe - still feel safe: in few others places you’d be able to spot otters playing in the water, Apennine chemises, red and roe deers running through the trees, golden eagles flying on top of your head. Some are even more rare, more cautious - black bears, wolves, lynxes - but their presence is well perceptible, part of the soul of this place, wild and free.
Nature here is queen: it is rigorously and passionately protected, she imposes her rhythm and rules. The park hosts the 22% of the whole European flora, more than 2100 plant species of which 140 are endemic - coloring this place of all the shades of green you may (or may not) be able to imagine and turning in endless tones of gold and red in fall.