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Logo - World Heritage Beech Forests
Unesco - We are Europe's Wilderness - Ancient and Primeval Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
Unesco - We are Europe's Wilderness - Ancient and Primeval Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

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.

Profile

  • 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
  • Frame - background
    © Piovesan Gianluca
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    Corydalis cava © Piovesan Gianluca
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    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
puntocomune(at)comune.sorianonelcimino.vt.it
Certified email: puntocomunesoriano(at)pec.it