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Parks and Protected Areas

Monti Sibillini Park
The Monti Sibillini National Park was established in 1993. It extends onto the...
Mount Subasio Park
The Mount Subasio Park is a protected area, established in 1995, consisting of...
Mount Cucco Park
The Mount Cucco Park is a protected natural area in the region of Umbria and it...
The Park of Trasimeno
The Park of Trasimeno was set up according to regional law no. 9 of 3 March...
The Nera River Park
The Nera River Park is a protected area of about 2,200 hectares of considerable...
The Tiber River Park
The Tiber River Park was established in 1990 as a WWF protected area. Its...
The Park of Colfiorito
The Park of Colfiorito is the smallest regional park. It was established in...
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The Naturalistic Oasis of "La Valle" was founded in 1996 by the province of Perugia. It is managed by the cooperative "l'Alzavola", which deals with opening of the visitors centre, educational and tourist activities and Scientific Ringing of birds. The structure, located inside the Lake Trasimeno Regional Park, is situated in San Savino di Magione, on the south-eastern banks of the Lake, the area in which the extraordinary reed thicket is most abundant. It is here that a wealth of species can be observed: the Valley sees the passage of hundreds of species of migratory birds that stop to nest there, to spend the winter, or just to stock up on food during their journey, meaning that every season of the year offers different and interesting bird-watching opportunities.The Oasis has a Visitors Centre, a three-story building, built at the end of the 19th century to house the "Consorzio di Bonifica del Lago Trasimeno" (Lake Trasimeno Land Reclamation Consortium), in which an exhibition was set-up, regarding the historical-naturalistic aspects of the area of the Valley. The building also houses an Environmental Education Centre equipped with classrooms containing multimedia instruments, a scientific laboratory with 18 stereomicroscopes, a documentation centre with more than 250 documents about the nature and culture of the Trasimeno area, as well as posters, leaflets and texts in Braille to allow autonomous fruition for the blind. Outside, there is a green area, a station for the Ringing of birds, for the study of populations of Passerines, a walkway that leads into the reed thicket with an observatory for bird watching, which has the availability of 40 binoculars, 2 telescopes and 20 audio guides, meaning that every participant can be completely autonomous in using the facilities. The Oasis La Valle is open throughout the year for guided tours, self-guided or audio guided visits.


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