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Opi

Opi is a small perched village, nestled in the heart of the national park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise.

Surrounded by a mountain landscape of great charm, it has two vantage points from which the eye sweeps over the expanses of the Valle del Sangro: the Belvedere La Foce, located at the top of the village, and the Belvedere in Piazza dei Caduti.

Territory inhabited since the earliest times, as evidenced by the archaeological findings in the "Graziani cave", has a particular history: it was in fact the Benedictine monks, at the beginning of the eleventh century, to stop a depopulation process that was affecting the area , and it was chosen as a site the rocky spur that today houses the village because it is easily defensible.

Heart of ancient history, Opi, but also of nature: from here many paths depart, to go to the discovery of the territory and breathe the essence of it.

 

Provincia: L'Aquila

CAP: 67030

Prefisso: 0863

Altitudine: 1250

POSIZIONE GEOGRAFICA

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Palazzo Sipari is an important building built in 1858 in the Abruzzo town of Pescasseroli. The palace takes its name from the Sipari family, an important political family from Abruzzo that emerged after the unification of Italy.

Born in 1922 and established by Royal Decree the following year, it is the oldest National Park in Italy. In it are concentrated almost all the characters that characterize the central Apennines, including elements of flora and fauna unique in the world or now disappeared in the rest of the chain.

Opened in 1969, owned by the Park Authority, it is a structure of information, education and environmental interpretation that exhibits materials and documents related to the Abruzzo fauna, geological structure of the territory, tradition. The Visitor Centre includes: