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Protected Area

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  • Monti Lucretili Nature Park:
    • Land Surface Area (ha): 18.204,00
    • Regions: Lazio
    • Provinces: Rieti, Roma
    • Municipalities: Licenza, Marcellina, Monteflavio, Montorio Romano, Moricone, Orvinio, Palombara Sabina, Percile, Poggio Moiano, Roccagiovine, San Polo dei Cavalieri, Scandriglia, Vicovaro
    • Establishment Measures: LR 41 26/06/1989 - LR 15 26/5/1994 - LR 29 6/10/1997
    • PA Official List: EUAP0190
  • Further managed Protected Areas:
    • Parco Naturale Regionale Inviolata
    • Zona di Protezione Speciale Monti Lucretili
    • Zona Speciale di Conservazione Monte Gennaro (versante sud ovest)
    • Zona Speciale di Conservazione Monte Pellecchia
    • Zona Speciale di Conservazione Torrente Licenza ed affluenti

 

 

Monti Lucretili Regional Park

The naturalistic richness of the Park lies in the particular configuration of the pre-Apennine landscape, where the proximity to the sea has contributed to the formation and coexistence of biotopes determined by different microclimates, the latter given to different exposures and influenced by the variation of the circulation of the air masses within the mountain group.
The imposing aspect of the mountains dominating the Roman Countryside, Sabina, and Tiburtino countryside clashes with the inland landscape characterized by series of not very high mountains alternating with karstic plateaus and grazing lands, interrupted by the ridge of Mt. Pellecchia, and differentiating from the harsher and cliff-like aspects of the south-eastern field of Licenza area.

Geology

The stratigraphic series of Lucretili Mountains is mainly made of sedimentary formations of marine origins and environment, which began settling about 200 million years ago in the ancient Mesozoic ocean, Thetys.

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Morphological Aspects

The territory of Lucretili Mountains is strongly influenced by their geological and structural history which originated a geographically well-defined mountain group.
The orography of the area respects the general Apennine ranging with a north-south axis and represents a territory consisting of three main mountain folding separated more or less sharply by fault systems on which torrential engravings can be found.

Flora

The current vegetation features on Lucretili Mountains derive from a wavering series of events produced by a human action leading to the change of the original aspects.

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Fauna

Like the vegetable landscape, also the fauna has considerably suffered the human presence, both through hunting and millenary transformation activities involving the environment.
Despite it, the protected area preserves elements of great interest in its several environments.

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