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Monte Cimino

The component part is located in northern Lazio. Monte Cimino appears like an island rising from the lowlands, entirely covered by beech forest. It is thought that a sacred wood has existed here since the Bronze Age. The 150 to 250-year-old Beech trees are up to 50 metres high and feature trunks with a diameter of more than a metre. In spring, the volcanic soils are covered with spectacular blooming carpets.


  • UNESCO recognition: 2017
  • Protected area: Monte Cimino Strict Reserve
  • Beech forest region: Central Mediterranean
  • Area: 57.54 ha
  • Number of component parts: 1
  • Altitudinal range: submontane (950 – 1,053 m above sea level)
  • Fauna: Wolf, Hedgehog, Eurasian scops owl, European nightjar, Spectacled salamander
  • © Piovesan Gianluca
  • Corydalis cava © Piovesan Gianluca
  • Lichen at the base of gigantic beech © Piovesan Gianluca

Comune di Soriano nel Cimino
Ufficio Turistico, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 13 – 01038 Soriano nel Cimino (VT)
Tel.: +39 0761 748871 – 349.877.45.48
Certified email: puntocomunesoriano(at)