During the Middle Ages, the Sibillini mountains were known in Europe as
a realm of demons, necromancers, and fairies. Among the many legends,
the most famous deal with the existence of the "Sibilla", the
"illustrious prophetess" living in a cave on the homonymous mountain,
and of Pilato, according to which the dead body of the Roman procurator
was dragged by some buffaloes in the red waters of the "devilish" lake
in the high valley going through the massif of Mt. Vettore.
Not very far from there, you find the Gola dell'Infernaccio, where the memories of old wizard rituals and the suggestive examples of the erosion activity of the river Tenna on the limestone of the area are still alive. You can find wonderful high trunk beech tree woods, with some rare species like the edelweiss and the gentian. It is also possible to see the wolf, the goshawk, and the golden eagle.