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Mount Subasio Park PDF Print E-mail

The Mount Subasio Park is a protected area, established in 1995, consisting of the mountain range that takes its name from the homonymous mountain and is perhaps the most famous of Umbria. It is 1290 meters high and dominates the landscape of hills and valleys, including the towns of Assisi, Nocera Umbra, Spello and Valtopina. In the area of the Park there are villages, fortresses, bridges, water springs, churches, sanctuaries, convents, abbeys, oratories, aedicules, all of which increase the historical and architectural value of the territory. The succession of all these small but important works, in a framework with strong agricultural and rural connotations, represents one of the major tourist attractions of the area. The Mount Subasio Park is also a territory of Franciscan memories and of the many hermitages scattered along the Subasio mountain. For this reason, it has been called the "Mystic Park" and also the "Park of Assisi", as the town is in a privileged point of access. Assisi and its mountain both live in a kind of symbiosis that has been handed down from ancient times and has become stronger and more deeply rooted over the centuries. Since the 10th century BC, the Mount Subasio Park has assumed a holy and mystical character for the people of Umbria. These elements of spirituality are reinforced and by St. Francis and the presence of his monastic order, as well as his ode, “Canticle of the Creatures”, an extraordinary document of love and admiration for nature and for Mount Subasio. The distinctive rounded shape of Mount Subasio and the monumental Basilica of Assisi complex, which stretches along its slopes, makes it easily identifiable in the landscape of the Umbrian plain. Because of its geomorphologic conditions and favourable air currents, Mount Subasio lends itself to the practice of captivating activities like paragliding and hang-gliding. The Park is also one of the areas of Umbria in which paths and trails are more developed and well kept.

The municipalities of the Park are: Assisi, Nocera Umbra, Spello and Valtopina.


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