Parco Naturale Regionale Monti Simbruini

Vallepietra Visitor Center


Specialties: Water
Piazza Italia
00020 Vallepietra (RM)
Municipality: Vallepietra
Region: Lazio

Tel. 0774/827221 (ufficio comunicazione e educazione) - Fax 0774/827183

Vallepietra is the richest site in springs and water. Along the initial stretch of the river, near the town, there are many points where subterranean waters surface: they are only a part of the natural heritage of the Park and Lazio, a very rich region in subterranean waters and springs. In particular, this area is characterized by carbonate and dolomitic rocks forming the bone structure of the mountain chain: they represent an important "refilling area" for the regional water bearing layers, supplying also important peripheral springs and perennial watercourses. It is next to this very permeable structure, where the penetration of the meteoric waters in the underground is high, that the subterranean water bearing layer becomes very deep. If, on the one hand, this feature preserves it from intensive exploitation (since it is not very accessible), on the other hand it makes it more vulnerable, since its hypothetical pollution would seriously and irreparably endanger the several and important peripheral springs.
Opening times: Visitor center situated by the accommodation facility called "Ostello del Pellegrino".

For further information please contact the Park Communication office from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm: +39 0774 827221 E-mail
Vallepietra Visitor Center
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