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July 16, 2020

Living Parks: Monte Peglia and Selva di Meana

Location

  • San Venanzo
  • Allerona

Visiting time

  • 2 days

How to get there

  • Car required

The Territorial System of Naturalistic Environmental Interest (S.T.I.N.A.) Monte Peglia and Selva di Meana includes three protected natural areas separated from each other, but all falling within a wider area which is that of the Mountain Community Monte Peglia and Selva di Meana. The largest area is Allerona-Selva di Meana, then Melonta-Bosco dell’Elmo very interesting in terms of flora and vegetation, and finally the protected area of San Venanzo which also includes a volcanological area. The Peglia Group mountain environment is characterized by cerrete and extensive pine forests; the rich flora that can be calculated in over a thousand species.

Monte Peglia has recently been declared a MAB UNESCO Reserve for biodiversity and for the healthy and harmonious relationship that man has with this natural environment. Even today there are small villages scattered in the territory in and around Monte Peglia. Monte Peglia is also an ideal place for lovers of trekking, hiking or a pleasant picnic.

The Selva di Meana is a protected area that divides Umbria from the border with Lazio. A pristine place marked by a large presence of local flora and fauna, and by the flow of the Paglia river. Inside the Selva there are numerous naturalistic paths, in particular in the area of the Park of Villalba in the municipality of Allerona.