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Nature itineraries in Umbria
Umbria is known as the “green heart of Italy”. The extraordinary
balance between nature and human activity has created impressive landscapes
amongst the most beautiful in Italy. Crossed by the Apennines, a large
part of the region is mountainous or hilly. With a limestone composition,
these areas are subject to the “choreographies” of erosion:
sinkholes, natural springs, rivers, streams and lakes embellish the
expanses of woods, pastures, and fields cultivated with care.
Everywhere, rivers and streams slow impetuous, polle limpid water, noisy
waterfalls and quiet sources. The green in its infinite nuances accompanies
the visitor on the heights as in the Apennine basins intensely umanizzate;
insinuates centres inhabited by scenic balconies; ago by the head veil
of water of Lake Trasimeno.
The polychromy of the many plant species gives effects to the Umbrian
landscape. Just a glance at the mass of Mount Subasio to grasp a single
glance the characters prevailing vegetation in the region, that the
“mountain of Assisi” sums up in some typical.
The kingdom of the great beech forests are the mountains of Valnerina
and Sibillini mountains, territory of exceptional importance wildlife
refuge where the Apennine wolf and the golden eagle; variety flora is
superb: between orchids, campanule shiny, colorful stars, violas , Gentian,
it is still possible to observe the rare poppy yellow star and the Apennine
mountains. In spring, unique spectacle is the flowering of plans Castelluccio.
Umbria is a region of the Tiber, the great river, for many centuries
waterway, the vehicle of civilization and history that crosses the whole
of collecting the tax Straw, Chiascio with Topino, and especially of
Black, in turn enlarged by Velino.