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Museums and Visitor Centers

The Park offers a network of tourist welcome structures formed by Museums, Visitor Centers and Information Points.

A complex museum network offers the synthesis of the environmental and cultural heritage of the Park through thematic routes inspired to the naturalistic and cultural features of its territory. An itinerary that will give the opportunity to discover the fascinating events of the protected area witnessing a thousand-year old history and preserving an extraordinary community heritage the Park Authority wants to enhance and safeguard.
The Park Museums present themselves through pictures, finds, effective descriptive panels, involving multimedia equipment, often interactive: authentic "virtual journeys" giving the opportunity to grasp the reality of the various ecosystems of the protected area, discovering the extraordinary biodiversity of a territory situated in one of the most interesting naturalistic areas in Europe and in the Mediterranean. Of particular interest the Museums dedicated to the Park wildlife, offering involving emotional experiences and promoting communication exchange activities with often unexpected and surprising results. As a matter of fact, the documental aim combines with the aim to draw children, and visitors in general, closer to a new vision of wildlife implying an active safeguard, considering in other words the issue of the presence of the animals in places characterized by a strong human pressure.
The visit to the museum becomes in this way funny and exciting, and can also be completed and integrated with sensorial experiences that from the Museum reach the mountains, wildlife areas, and naturalistic trails.

All the Museums also work as tourist information points.

In the Park Visitor Centers and in the Information Points (seasonal) it is possible to find the best approach to get in touch with the great heritage of waters, forests, plants, and animals - in other words, of biodiversity - that is also the heritage of the local communities shaping themselves in this area and conveying culture, knowledge, tales, material instruments, unique foodstuffs and handicrafts.

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Information Points Summer 2012 (388Kb)

Museum of the Flower, interior
Museum of the Flower, interior
The Two Parks Center
The Two Parks Center
The Barony Lands Visitor Center, interior
The Barony Lands Visitor Center, interior
Visitor Center Location        
Antiquarium of Assergi, outer courtyard Assergi Antiquarium
A fascinating journey in the prehistoric world

Assergi (AQ)    History
Ceppo Visitor Center Ceppo Visitor Center

Ceppo di Rocca S. Maria     
Didactic Museum One Day as a Botanist Didactic Museum One Day as a Botanist

Accumoli (RI)    Flora
Mountaineering Museum Mountaineering Museum
Permanent exhibit on mountaineering in the Major Road District

Prati di Tivo di Pietracamela (TE)    History
Chamois Museum in Farindola Museum of the Chamois
The structure houses an interactive museum on the Abruzzi Chamois

Farindola (PE)    Wildlife
Center for the Waters Museum-Center for the Waters of Gran Sasso
The cycle of water, with the formation of the mountains, the history of man, explorers, and users of the precious resource

San Pietro di Isola del Gran Sasso (TE)    Water
Paladini Track Maintenance House, Locanda del Cervo Paladini Tourist Information Point

Locality Paladini di Crognaleto (TE)     
Chestnut Terre del Castellano Ecomuseum
A door open on the places of traditional life

Valle Castellana (TE)    Traditions
The Barony Lands Visitor Center The Barony Lands Visitor Center

Santo Stefano di Sessanio (AQ)    History
Museum of the Flower, interior The Museum of the Flower
A journey among the vegetable diversity of the Park

Barisciano (AQ)    Flora
Rocca Calascio The Museum of the Fortifications

Calascio (AQ)    History
Wolf The Museum of the Wolf
An involving emotional experience with unexpected and surprising results

Arsita (TE)    Wildlife
The Museum of Wood The Museum of Wood
A virtual journey from the Woodland to the ancient professions

Arischia (AQ)    Woodlands and Forests
The Two Parks Center The Two Parks Center

Arquata del Tronto (AP)     
River Tirino Tirino River Visitor Center
The extraordinary richness of the river and its wonderful valley

Bussi sul Tirino (PE)    Water
The Park's tourist home and tourist information point in Castelvecchio Calvisio Tourist information point in Castelvecchio Calvisio
Information point and Park's point of sale with tourist reception service

Castelvecchio Calvisio (AQ)     
Visitor Center and Show Room of the typical products from Fonte Cerreto di Assergi (AQ) Visitor Center and Show Room of Local Products in Fonte Cerreto di Assergi (AQ)

Fonte Cerreto di Assergi (AQ)     
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