Majella National Park
Majella, the ‘Mother Mountain’ offers great hiking opportunities
Like the back of a giant whale the Majella massif rises majestically above the Adriatic Sea. More than thirty of its peaks are over 2000 metres. Further down dramatic canyons and ravines cut their way through the stone. Two thirds of the entire flora and fauna of Italy can be found here. Spectacular tours lead through the sweeping beech forests by night to observe the activities of otters, owls and Italy’s most famous legendary animal, the Appenine wolf, the emblem of the national park.
Underground, a vast labyrinth of limestone caves, most of them utilized by man since the Prehistoric Age, spreads out with bizarre rock formations and carvings by cavemen. Heathen temples, medieval frescoes, monasteries and cliff hermitages also make excellent hiking destinations in the park.
Hike through Majella in the snow and look out for wolves
Rewind from hectic city life and explore a rocky hermitage
Learn how to distinguish and use wild plants and herbs