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Sant'Antonio Forest (Pescocostanzo)

Itinerary for families No. 10

On foot         Great Interest: Flora Great Interest: Panorama 
  • Departure: Piazzale Scuola Sci di Fondo Bosco di S. Antonio c/o S.P. 55
  • Arrival: Piazzale Scuola Sci di Fondo Bosco di S. Antonio c/o S.P. 55
  • Duration: 1 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: T - Tourist (level)
  • Length: 2.850 km
  • Difference in height: Uphill 70m - Downhill 70m
  • Recommended Period: from April to November

Sant'Antonio Forest has always been synonymous with fairy-tale landscapes. In the classical period it was considered a lucus, that is, a sacred forest dedicated to Jupiter and in the Medieval period it was dedicated to S. Antonio. The forest extends for 550 hectares on an area saved from the cutting of trees to provide shelter for cattle. Thanks to this ban and to the pruning technique called "capitozzatura", the trees reach monumental sizes and are candelabra shaped.


Sant\'Antonio Forest
Sant'Antonio Forest
 
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